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Pakistan Mob Lynching: Sri Lankan Minister Demands Apology From Pakistan Minister For Insensitive Remarks

Dec 08, 2021 PTI

After the Pakistani Defense Minister Pervez Khattak said that murders take place when young people get emotional, the Sri Lankan minister said that this remark justifies such killings.

Nun Files Plea In Delhi HC To Stop Release Of Malayalam Film ‘Aquarium’

May 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The petition seeks to stop the release of 'Aquarium' on grounds that it was 'blasphemous' in nature and would hurt the religious sentiments of Christians at large.


FIR Filed Against Narsinghanand For Allegedly Hurting Sentiments Of Muslims

In a video circulating on social media, religious leader Narsinghanand can be heard attacking Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim community. The video was purportedly shot during an event at the Press Club.

Mumbai-Based Comedian Munawar Faruqui Sent To Judicial Custody For 'Indecent' Remarks On Hindu Gods, Amit Shah

Jan 02, 2021 PTI

Some media reports said that the stand-up comedian was also thrashed by the workers of Hind Rakshak during the ruckus in the cafe.


'Zombie Angelina Jolie' Jailed For 10 Years In Iran

The 19-year-old Instagrammer was arrested in October 2019 on charges of blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and corrupting youngsters.

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13 August, 2020

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law A Weapon Of Revenge Used Against Minorities

Harshil Mehta

It isn’t that a politician has never tried to change blasphemy laws or bring reforms. But those who did, faced the wrath of the religious zealot section of the country.


13 August, 2020

Clashes Over Facebook Post: Violent Retaliation Goes Against Teachings Of Islam And The Prophet

Raamish Siddiqui

The present-day Muslims must realise that when the Prophet of Islam never adopted the policy of retaliation, under any provocation, it is incumbent on the adherents of Islam to do the same.


07 October, 2019

Iranian Instagram Star Arrested For Posting Horrifying Angelina Jolie-Lookalike Pictures

Outlook Web Bureau

Sahar Tabar was detained over charges of 'cultural crimes and social and moral corruption', reports The National, quoting semi-official Tasnim news agency.


29 May, 2019

Violence In Pakistan's Sindh Province Following Hindu Doctor's Arrest Over 'Blasphemy' Charges

Outlook Web Bureau

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


08 May, 2019

Pakistan's Aasia Bibi, Acquitted In Blasphemy Case Last Year, Reaches Canada

PTI

The 47-year-old mother of four was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbours.


11 February, 2019

Don't Want To Live Hidden Away, Says Salman Rushdie 30 Years After Fatwa

Outlook Web Bureau

Salman Rushdie's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's spiritual leader ordered Rushdie's execution after branding his novel 'The Satanic Verses' blasphemous.


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30 January, 2019

Asia Bibi Blasphemy Case: Over 90 Members Of Hardline Religious Groups Arrested In Pakistan

Outlook Web Bureau

Asia Bibi is finally a free woman after all the legal impediments in her way came to an end on Tuesday.


29 January, 2019

Pak SC Dismisses Review Plea Against Aasia Bibi's Acquittal In Blasphemy Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, who is now in protective custody, was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but spent most of the past eight years in solitary confinement.


24 November, 2018

Asia Bibi Blasphemy Case: Pakistan Arrests Islamist Party's Chief, Over 100 Members

Outlook Web Bureau

Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) disrupted daily life across Pakistan last month by staging widespread protests following Asia Bibi's acquittal in a blasphemy case by the apex court.


08 November, 2018

Asia Bibi Acquitted Of Blasphemy Charges Has Not Fled The Country, Says Pakistan Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

The reports of Asia Bibi leaving the country are fake news, says Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal.


04 November, 2018

Pakistan: Asia Bibi's Husband Fears For Family's Safety, Pleads For International Help

Outlook Web Bureau

Asia Bibi - who had been on death row since 2010 on blasphemy charges - was acquitted by the Supreme Court Wednesday, triggering large street protests by ultra-conservative Islamists in Pakistan


01 November, 2018

Pakistan: Protests Rage Over Acquittal Of Asia Bibi In Blasphemy Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Countrywide protests raged in Pakistan against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for committing blasphemy.


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31 October, 2018

Asia Bibi Blasphemy Case: Pakistan SC Overturns Death Sentence

Outlook Web Bureau

Pakistan's Supreme Court acquits Christian woman Asia Bibi facing execution for blasphemy.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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