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  • Pakistani court orders teenage Christian girl back in parents’ custody

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    April 11, 2019   9:47 am

    A Pakistani court has ordered that a Christian teenage girl, who was abducted and forcibly converted to Islam after being made to marry a Muslim man in February, be handed over to her parents. Shalat Masih, 14, was produced by police at Lahore High Court and said that she was abducted from Faisalabad and later […]

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  • Blasphemy acquitted Asia Bibi will soon leave Pakistan

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    April 10, 2019   9:16 pm

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Asia Bibi is fine and will soon be leaving the country. Christian Asia Bibi was sentenced to death by hanging in 2010 after being accused of blasphemy. But the conviction was overturned by Pakistan’s Supreme Court last year. It upheld the decision to overturn her conviction and death […]

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  • Bills moved in NA on child marriage, forced conversion

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    March 28, 2019   11:12 am

    Two bills have been submitted to the National Assembly secretariat in Pakistan seeking to increase punishment for those involved kidnapping and forced conversion, and making child marriage a cognisable offence. The move comes amid ongoing controversy surrounding the alleged kidnapping of two Hindu girls and their forced conversion to Islam. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Dr […]

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  • Pakistani Hindu community protests against abduction of two girls

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    March 26, 2019   9:43 pm

    The Hindu community in Pakistan has protested against the kidnapping of two underage girls. Hindus in Daharki taluka of Sindh’s Ghotki district staged a sit-in, after which a video claiming the two girls had converted to to Islam went viral on social media. In it they claimed no one had forced them to convert, and […]

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  • Two men jailed for life in Mashal Khan blasphemy lynching case

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    March 22, 2019   5:09 pm

    Two men in Pakistan have been jailed for life for their role in the lynching of a university student accused of blasphemy. Two years ago Mashal Khan was fatally attacked by a mob on campus in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. An investigation later found blasphemy allegations made against Khan after a debate about religion were false. On […]

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