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Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

Blasphemy is a highly sensitive topic in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where insulting the Prophet Mohammad is a capital crime for which dozens are sitting on death row.

'Lynched Pakistani student did not commit blasphemy'

The killing led to a national outcry after a video of it went viral.

Lynched Pakistani student did not commit blasphemy: Police

An outspoken Pakistani student killed by a lynch mob was falsely accused of blasphemy, according to an official report that added his murder was organised by faculty members and rival students.

 

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

The guilty verdict comes amid concern about the growing influence of Islamist groups.

After poll defeat, Jakarta`s Christian governor may escape jail

After poll defeat, Jakarta`s Christian governor may escape jail

The blasphemy allegations and Basuki Tjahaja  Purnama`s subsequent poll loss have sparked fears that pluralistic traditions in Indonesia are under threat from the influence of hardliners.

Notice to Pakistani channel over remarks against PM Nawaz Sharif

The penalty for airing fake news includes a fine of up to Rs 1 million and cancellation of the operating licence.
 

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran.

50,000 Muslim hardliners rally against blasphemy in Jakarta

50,000 Muslim hardliners rally against blasphemy in Jakarta

A sea of protesters wearing white Islamic robes swarmed the city`s largest mosque for Friday prayers before taking to the streets in a huge show of force against governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

Pokemon game franchise is un-Islamic, says top Saudi Arabia clerical body; fatwa renewed

Nintendo`s new Pokemon GO mobile game has become an instant hit around the world.

Disgracing Sikh's turban: Five blasphemy accused get bail in Pakistan

 A Pakistani court has granted bail to the five accused who were arrested on blasphemy charges on the complaint of a Sikh youth for publicly disgracing his turban.

Blasphemy case for 'desecrating' Sikh man's turban in Pakistan

 Five employees of a transport company and the owner of a bus terminal were booked under blasphemy law for desecrating a Sikh passenger's turban in Pakistan's Punjab province, the media reported on Monday.

Malayalam TV anchor clarifies on Smriti Irani-Mahishasur Martyrdom Day debate: Read

Malayalam TV anchor clarifies on Smriti Irani-Mahishasur Martyrdom Day debate: Read

Sindhu Sooryakumar, an anchor of a Malayalam TV news show, on Monday clarified on a Facebook post, after she received more than 2,000 calls after she moderated a discussion on Friday night on whether celebrating Mahishasur Jayanti could be considered an act of treason.

Allegations of online blasphemy increase in Pakistan

Allegations of blasphemy related to online content have registered an increase in Pakistan, a media report said on Thursday.

Christian faith healer arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan

A Christian faith healer has been arrested under the controversial blasphemy laws in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Criticising Pakistan blasphemy laws not blasphemy: SC judge

Criticising Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws do not amount to committing blasphemy, a Supreme Court judge on Monday said.