Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy

Junaid Hafeez, 33, was arrested in March 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed on social media.

Dec 21, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Israeli portal takes dig at Pakistan PM Imran Khan's proposal to counter Islamophobia

The Pak PM recently announced that he would join hands with Malaysia and Turkey to launch a new English language Islamic television channel to correct the misperceptions about Islam. 

Oct 01, 2019, 19:57 PM IST

Violence in Pakistan after Hindu veterinary doctor accused of blasphemy

The Hindu veterinary doctor was arrested on Monday under the country's strict blasphemy laws after a local cleric filed a police complaint accusing him of committing blasphemy.

May 29, 2019, 14:10 PM IST

Hindu doctor arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan

The head cleric of the local mosque, Maulvi Ishaq Nohri, filed the complaint with the police alleging that the doctor had torn pages of a holy book and wrapped medicines in them. 

May 27, 2019, 23:44 PM IST

Pakistan court upholds acquittal of Christian woman accused of blasphemy

Asia Bibi, a farm worker, was convicted in 2010 of making derogatory remarks about Islam.

Jan 29, 2019, 16:57 PM IST

Pakistan court acquits Christian woman on death row for blasphemy

In a landmark verdict, Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy.

Oct 31, 2018, 11:27 AM IST

Pakistan man freed after spending nine years in jail on false blasphemy charges

Put in jail in September of 2008, the accused was let off by Pakistani Supreme Court due to lack of evidence.

Dec 30, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

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

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

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

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.

May 04, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

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.

May 02, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2016, 15:10 PM IST

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.

Oct 29, 2015, 11:44 AM IST