Blasphemy law

European Parliament slams Pakistan's poor human rights record, stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav

European Parliament slams Pakistan's poor human rights record, stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav

European Parliament highlighted the case of Jadhav who was sentenced to death in April 2017 by a military court.

Jun 15, 2017, 20:55 PM IST

EU criticises Pakistan court for upholding blasphemy convict's sentence

The EU on Saturday expressed deep concern over the decision of a Pakistani high court to uphold the death sentence of a Christian woman under controversial blasphemy law.

Oct 18, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

Pak police register blasphemy case against TV host

A woman host of a morning show aired by a private TV channel has been booked along with four other persons under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law.

Oct 03, 2014, 01:02 AM IST

Briton on death row shot in Pakistan prison

A 70-year-old British national, sentenced to death in Pakistan under controversial blasphemy law, was today shot and critically wounded by a police commando inside a prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Sep 25, 2014, 20:50 PM IST

15 Christians arrested in Pakistan under blasphemy law

Fifteen Christians have been arrested and 45 other members of the minority community charged under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.

Sep 05, 2014, 20:54 PM IST

15 Christians arrested in Pakistan under blasphemy law

Pakistani police have arrested 15 Christians and booked 45 other members of the minority community under the controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.

Sep 05, 2014, 18:57 PM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2014, 21:31 PM IST

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.

May 25, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

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.

Feb 08, 2014, 23:30 PM IST

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.

Jan 24, 2014, 21:17 PM IST

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.

Oct 15, 2013, 13:18 PM IST

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.

Sep 20, 2013, 13:02 PM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2013, 12:21 PM IST

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.

May 07, 2013, 19:25 PM IST

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.

May 05, 2013, 23:48 PM IST

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.

Mar 26, 2013, 11:46 AM IST

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.

Dec 13, 2012, 11:55 AM IST

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.

Nov 28, 2012, 23:43 PM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2012, 12:56 PM IST

Majority of Russians favour blasphemy law

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

Sep 26, 2012, 14:11 PM IST