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Pakistan: Minorities

Naqvi Slam Pakistan Saying "No Certificate Is Needed From Country Setting Records In Atrocities Against Minorities"

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Naqvi asserted that for Indian Muslims, India is the "best and safest" place in the world. He dismissed the allegations as a "nefarious, misleading and criminal campaign" by the Pakistani establishment against India.

Pakistan: Complaint Filed Against Hindu Temple’s Security Staff For Stopping Devotees From Praying

Mar 28, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Stopping the worshippers from religious rituals in mandir (temple) is against the law of the land, the complainants said in their application.

Most Hindu Holy Sites In Pakistan In State Of Decay: Report

The findings in the report presents a general picture of decay and obliteration of two of the four most revered evacuee sites in Pakistan

Pak Govt Approves Hindu Temple Construction In Islamabad

Dec 22, 2020 PTI

Earlier in July, the CDA stopped construction of the boundary wall on the plot meant for the temple, citing legal reasons.

Pak PM Imran Khan Wishes Hindus On Diwali

Pakistani Hindus are celebrating Diwali with zeal and fervour, with families decorating their houses and temples with colourful lights

10 September, 2019

EX-MLA From Imran Khan's Party Says 'Hindus, Sikhs Being Killed In Pakistan', Requests PM Modi For Asylum


Baldev Kumar has been staying with his wife Bhavana and two children in his in-laws' house in Punjab's Khanna town for over a month.

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.

25 March, 2019

Pakistan Forced Conversion: Man Suspected Of Assisting Wedding Of Two Hindu Girls Arrested

Outlook Web Bureau

After the two Pakistani Hindu girls were kidnapped, soon a video went viral in which a cleric was purportedly shown solemnising the Nikah (marriage) of the two girls, triggering nationwide outrage.

29 January, 2019

Meet Suman Kumari, Pakistan's First Woman Hindu Judge

Outlook Web Bureau

Suman, who passed her LLB. examination from Hyderabad and did her masters in law from Karachi’s Szabist University will serve in her native district of Qambar-Shahdadkot.

23 December, 2018

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's Lecture On Minority Rights A Case Of 'Cat Going On Pilgrimage After Eating 100 Mice': Naqvi

Outlook Web Bureau

Naqvi said that number of minorities like Hindus, Sikhs and Christians have fallen by almost 90 per cent in that country since its birth in 1947 as they were hounded by Islamic fundamentalists in collusion with its government.

23 December, 2018

Pak PM Imran Khan: Will Show Modi Govt How To Treat Minorities

Outlook Web Bureau

Khan said his government will make it sure that the minorities feel safe, protected and have equal rights in 'New Pakistan'.


11 October, 2018

70 Pakistani Asylum Seekers To Be Deported From Thailand

Outlook Web Bureau

One of the defendants said the group consists mostly of Christian Pakistanis and some Ahmadi Muslims, and that members of the two religious groups risk persecution in Pakistan.

11 October, 2018

Islamist Party Opposes Release Of Christian Woman On Death Row In Pakistan

Outlook Web Bureau

Asia Bibi has appealed her sentence and the court earlier this week postponed ruling on the final appeal. Her lawyers say she was falsely accused.

08 October, 2018

Pakistan SC Reserves Verdict On Asia Bibi's Final Appeal Against Her Execution In Blasphemy Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Asia Bibi's case hit the headlines after former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who spoke out in support of her, was killed in 2011 in Islamabad by his police guard Mumtaz Qadri who was executed in 2016 for murder.

08 September, 2018

Second Economist Resigns From Imran Khan's Economic Council Over Exclusion Of Ahmadi Scholar

Outlook Web Bureau

The economist said he "profoundly disagrees" with the circumstances in which Mian was asked to resign from the council.

01 September, 2018

Pakistani Minority Persecution Issue To Be Raised At US Capitol Hill

Outlook Web Bureau

Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, representatives of various ethnic and religious groups in Pakistan, members of think tanks and South Asia experts will attend and speak at this event.

24 April, 2018

Congress Rule Hid It For Some Time: We Indians Are Like Our Brothers In Pakistan, Sri Lanka And Bangladesh

Aakar Patel

We have a majoritarian instinct that is powerful and that is today asserting itself against the minority.

Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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