Man handed down death sentence under Pak blasphemy law

A 35-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to death under Pakistan`s controversial blasphemy law, in the latest case highlighting religious intolerance in the country.

20 FIRs against Pak personalities under blasphemy law

Over 20 FIRs have so far been registered under Pakistan`s controversial blasphemy law and Anti-Terrorism Act, including against the owner of the Geo media group, a prominent television anchor and an actress in different parts of the country.

Pakistani Taliban threats hamper murder trial of minister

Threats from Pakistani Taliban hampered murder trial of former Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, shot dead for speaking against blasphemy law, the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) said.

Pakistan court sentences Briton to death for blasphemy

A 65-year-old British national of Pakistani origin was today sentenced to death under the controversial blasphemy law by a court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Pervez Musharraf denies any role in Lal Masjid operation

Pakistan`s former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf has denied having ordered the Lal Masjid operation in 2007, even as a fresh petition was filed in a court here seeking action against him under the blasphemy law.

Pak clerics against death to false accuser under blasphemy law

Pakistan`s top clerics have struck down a proposal for awarding death sentence to people making false accusations under the controversial blasphemy law.

Shahbaz Bhatti`s killer arrested: Pak police

Pakistan police have arrested a Taliban militant allegedly involved in the killing of former Minister for Minorities` Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, who was shot dead for speaking against the blasphemy laws.

Bangladesh violence: 28 killed, top Hefazat leader remanded

A top leader of a radical outfit, demanding a tougher blasphemy law in Bangladesh, was remanded to police custody in connection with raging violence that claimed 28 lives.

Four killed in Bangladesh violence

Violence gripped the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday as thousands of Islamists chanting "Allahu Akbar" and demanding a tougher blasphemy law set ablaze 100 shops and clashed with the police.

Vendor arrested under blasphemy law in Pakistan

Pakistani police have arrested a vendor under the controversial blasphemy law for allegedly burning the pages of Quran in Lahore.

Pak woman facing death for blasphemy to seek asylum

Asia Bibi was sentenced in November 2010 to death by hanging after a conviction for blasphemy.

Dutch to scrap blasphemy law on insulting God

The Almighty will have to defend his own name from now on: Dutch parliament has accepted a motion that will scrap a law making it a crime to insult God.

Hindus attacked in Pak; 9 charged under blasphemy law

Nine men who damaged a temple and attacked homes of Hindus during protest against an anti-Islam film have been charged under Pak`s harsh blasphemy law.

Majority of Russians favour blasphemy law

The Duma, parliament`s lower house, will next week debate amendments to the country`s criminal code.

Urgent call for protection of Pak Christians, blasphemy law amendment

A panel of five speakers at a press conference by Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) has demanded that the govt should provide "total protection" to Pakistani Christians, including Rimsha Masih and her family.

Pak blasphemy case: Christian girl granted bail

Rimsha Masih was arrested after being falsely implicated in a blasphemy case by the cleric of a mosque.

Pak cleric to support ‘daughter of nation’ Christian girl

One of Pakistan’s most senior Islamic clerics has hailed the Christian girl accused blasphemy as a ‘daughter of the nation’.

Pak blasphemy: Imam sent to 2-week police custody

Rimsha Masih was accused by an angry mob of burning papers containing verses from the Quran.

Pak court adjourns blasphemy case to September 1

Rimsha Masih, who reportedly suffers from Down’s Syndrome, has been held since August 16 under the strict blasphemy laws.

Pak Christian group demands separate province

A Pak Christian organisation has demanded a separate province in view of the growing sense of insecurity following the arrest of a minor girl.