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Pakistan's failure to protect Ahmadiyya citizens

Glasgow, Scotland: Global Minorities Alliance has called on Pakistan government to ensure the protection of Ahmadiyya Muslims who are routinely targeted because of their religious beliefs. 472 more words

Human Rights

Bangladesh under Blasphemy Law: Witnessing Horror in Father’s Dream Land

By: Rumana Hashem

Waking up at four o’ clock in the morning to the horrific news of appalling murders of freethinkers and culture-minded citizens in the hands of fanatics at home is not a new phenomenon for many Diaspora Bangladeshis for the last few years.  1,676 more words

Can Asia Bibi Ever Win?

“Execute her. Now.”

Pakistan’s Islamic radicals have taken another swipe at Asia Bibi, calling for her to be put to death, ignoring the rule of law and the legal proceedings currently underway. 769 more words

World

Lahore attack: a political context

I wrote this for the Huffington Post after the attack on the Lahore park on Easter Sunday.

How Pakistan’s Religious Right Uses ‘Blasphemy’ to (try and) Usurp Political Power… 1,368 more words

Pakistan

Islamists End 4-Day Rally Outside Pakistani Parliament

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARCH 30, 2016, 12:01 P.M. E.D.T.

ISLAMABAD — Hundreds of radical Islamists who had rallied for four days in the heart of Pakistan’s capital ended their demonstrations on Wednesday hours after the government threatened to use force to disperse them. 400 more words