Tag: persecution

SC stays blasphemy convict Aasia Bibi’s execution

Three-member bench admits Aasia’s plea challenging her conviction, summons all record of case for regular hearing

China pushes Uighurs to give up fasting in Ramzan

Some local governments in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang are stepping up controls on the Islamic faith followed by the Uighur people...

Hazara Shia genocide and the evils we don’t see

Over 22,000 Shias have been killed since 1968 simply for their faith

Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim

Other groups have also expressed concerns that the law could further exacerbate tensions in Rakhine State where violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims broke out in 2012

Will Shama and Shahzad finally get justice?

The court indicted the accused but all of them pleaded not guilty and contended to contest the charges

Pakistan has become a country of ghosts, says Fatima Bhutto

“There is violence everywhere here — in threats and in action. Everywhere.”

Akash Bashir — a forgotten hero

Akash’s sacrifice is very similar to that of Aitzaz Hasan, another youngster who died tackling a suicide bomber in Hangu. In the face of grave danger neither of the two cared for what happened to them, they only saw the people they had to protect. Both the boys demonstrated remarkable courage, but one is decorated because his faith doesn’t upset the masses, and the other is forgotten because of the actions of a few

Afghan woman lynched over Quran-burning ‘was innocent’

Interior minister laments lynching, says ‘it is painful we were not able to protect a pious young person’

Afghan families flee ‘persecution’ in Pakistan after APS attack, says IOM

The flow of undocumented returnees has increased steadily in January, rising from around 350 in the first week to around 1,400 in the final week of the month.

Mob storms Lahore vigil held in memory of slain governor Salmaan...

The mob comprising unidentified men was carrying sticks and bricks in their hands

Death row convict Aasia Bibi makes final appeal to SC

She has been on death row since November 2010 after being convicted of committing blasphemy during an argument with a Muslim woman over a bowl of water.

PML-N senator proposes countrywide ‘inter-faith committees’

“The committee should find facts, and in case the allegations are denied, charges on the accused should be dropped.”

Minister assures minorities of protection from further persecution

Says govt has formed commission to prevent incidents like Kot Radha Kishan lynching

Low-caste Indian boy burnt to death over straying goat

More than 138 million Indians belong to the lowest caste known as the Dalits, or “the oppressed,” the term the community prefers to the archaic “untouchables”.

Islamic State kills at least 500 from Iraq’s Yazidi minority

News of killings had come from people who had escaped from nearby Sinjar, the ancient home of the Yazidis and one of the towns captured by the Sunni militants who view the community as “devil worshipers”