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.

Pak SC stays execution of blasphemy-convict Christian woman

 Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of a minority Christian woman over blasphemy as it admitted her plea challenging the conviction, in a case that sparked international outrage over the controversial law.

Iceland decriminalises blasphemy after Charlie Hebdo attack

Iceland's parliament on Friday voted widely in favour of decriminalising blasphemy, in the name of freedom of expression in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

Pakistan arrests second cleric for 'blasphemy' mob attack

Pakistan police on Friday arrested a cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple for allegedly committing blasphemy, a senior officer said.

Pakistan arrests second cleric for `blasphemy` mob attack on Christian couple

Pakistan police on Friday arrested a cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple for allegedly committing blasphemy, a senior officer said.

Bangladesh Islamists demand ex-minister`s death for blasphemy

Thousands of Islamists protested on Friday in the Bangladeshi capital demanding the death penalty for a former government minister accused of blasphemy for comments perceived to be against Islam.

Pakistani police save Christian couple from `blasphemy` mob

 Police in Pakistan saved a Christian couple from a Muslim mob who were attempting to lynch them for allegedly committing blasphemy, and later arrested a cleric for inciting the violence, a senior officer said Thursday.

Al Qaeda Syria affiliate kills 20 Druze: Monitor

 At least 20 members of Syria`s Druze minority have been killed in an unprecedented shoot-out with Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front in northwestern Syria, a monitor said on Thursday.

Indian in UAE jailed for 'blasphemous' Facebook status

A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sentenced an Indian national to one year in jail for posting a "blasphemous and slanderous" status on social networking site Facebook, media reported.

11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

 Eleven Afghan policemen were Tuesday sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy, following a landmark fast-track trial.

Court sentences four to death in Kabul lynching case

An Afghan court Wednesday sentenced four men to death for the public lynching in Kabul of a 27-year-old woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.

Afghan police arrest nine after woman killed over `Koran burning`

Afghan police have arrested nine suspects after a mob beat a woman to death for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran and then set her body ablaze, officials said on Friday.

Afghan woman beaten to death for allegedly burning Koran

An Afghan woman was beaten to death and her body was set on fire by a mob in Kabul Thursday for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran, police officials said.

Indian arrested in Saudi Arabia for posting blasphemous image

An Indian has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, a media report here said on Thursday.

Pak's Punjab province to defend victims of blasphemy law

Pakistan's Punjab province government has shortlisted 50 persons - currently facing trial in courts under the controversial blasphemy law - to speedily decide their fate as it believes they have been 'victimised'.

Pak ban on YouTube to remain indefinitely

The suspension of video-sharing website YouTube is likely to continue in Pakistan for an indefinite period, officials said on Saturday, as authorities have failed to come up with a solution for filtering objectionable or 'blasphemous' material without blocking the site.

From stoning to death to lashes and crucifixion, Islamic State publishes list of punishments

From stoning to death to lashes and crucifixion, Islamic State publishes list of punishments

The hardliners of Islamic State have published a list of punishments, ranging from amputation, stoning and crucifixion for violating the Sharia law, as per reports on Saturday.