Blasphemy

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.

Jun 12, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

'Lynched Pakistani student did not commit blasphemy'

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

Jun 05, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

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.

 

Jun 05, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

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

May 09, 2017, 10:15 AM IST
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.

Apr 20, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

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.
 

Mar 25, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
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.

Nov 04, 2016, 14:31 PM IST

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.

Jul 20, 2016, 16:19 PM IST