• Pakistani Christian student sent out of class for touching tap

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    October 29, 2018   9:01 pm

    A 13-year-old Pakistani Christian boy was sent out of his classroom for turning off a tap that had been left running. On 16 October the fourth grade student, Sharjeel, was expelled from his class because it was believed that by touching the tap he had tainted the water and therefore he should be punished. The […]

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  • Delayed Asia Bibi ruling sees Islamists protest in Pakistan

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    October 19, 2018   2:39 pm

    Thousands of Islamist hardliners protested in Lahore in October 12 as Pakistan awaits a ruling on Asia Bibi’s case. The Christian woman has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy. The rally was organised by anti-blasphemy party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), and was supported by demonstrations in Karachi, and in Rawalpindi The […]

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  • Father of murdered Pakistani Christian frustrated by police

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    October 19, 2018   2:37 pm

    The father of a young Pakistani Christian murdered by police is frustrated over their inaction. Farhan Ebran was killed by police while in custody after being arrested on suspicion of theft. His father Yousaf Ebran, has said the investigation officers are trying to cover up the crime of their colleagues perpetrated. He said suspending the […]

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  • Committee to safeguard minority rights constituted by Supreme Court


    October 11, 2018   9:44 am

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan has constituted a committee headed by a former Chief Justice of Pakistan for safeguarding rights of minorities. It will be lead by Tasaddaq Hussain Jilanni after a three-member bench heard the case in connection with rights of minorities. It directed that the committee comprising representatives of the federation and provinces, […]

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  • Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Bill 2018 Recommends Death Sentence For Blasphemy


    October 5, 2018   8:26 pm

    The Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Bill 2018 reportedly recommends sentencing those who disrespect the Quran to life in prison, while a person committing blasphemy or making false blasphemy accusations should be hanged to death. It also suggests someone making derogatory statements against religious scholars be jailed for three years. Furthermore, the bill recommends to […]

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