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Taliban not to accept international favours if ‘against Islam’

Taliban on Sunday said that it is ready for engagement with the international community, but if "they are against Islam, are not acceptable." "We just follow Allah, Prophet Mohammad, the Caliph of Rashidun and Companions in implementation of our law. We don't accept anything from anyone which is against Islam,"…

Prophet row: India’s SC grants protection to Nupur Sharma, issues…

THE Supreme Court on Tuesday (19) granted protection to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma from arrest in multiple FIRs. The SC was hearing a plea moved by her seeking a stay on her possible arrest and clubbing nine cases filed against her across India in alleged hate…

‘Was only answering to Nupur Sharma’s questions’, Ajmer Dargah cleric’s…

After his derogatory remarks on Hindu gods and beliefs, the son of Ajmer Sharif Dargah Khadim Sayed Sarwar Chishti's son, Syed Aadil Chishti, issued an apology stating that he didn't intend to hurt anyone's religious belief or sentiments. In a video, Syed Aadil Chishti is seen apologising for his remarks…

Udaipur Beheading: From Kangana Ranaut to Richa Chadha, Bollywood celebs…

The gruesome murder of a Hindu shopkeeper, Kanhaiya Lal, by two men in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district on Tuesday sent a shockwave across India. If reports are to be believed, the shopkeeper was beheaded over a social media post that he had shared in support of BJP leader Nupur Sharma, who…

China wades into furore over controversial remarks against Prophet; hopes…

China on Monday waded into the furore over the controversial remarks by two now-suspended BJP functionaries against Prophet Mohammad, expressing the hope that the incident can be properly managed. China, which faces serious allegations of a mass crackdown on Uygur Muslims in the volatile Xinjiang province, said it believes that…

Hate and unrest not our way: Rahul Gandhi on Prophet…

INDIA has always set an example of truth, non-violence and brotherhood before the world and hate and unrest "is not our way", former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said amid reports of violence during protests at various places against controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad. Protests erupted in several parts of the…

Remarks on Prophet: Protests erupt across India after Friday prayers;…

Protests broke out in some states on Friday including outside Delhi's Jama Masjid over the controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by two now-suspended BJP functionaries with demonstrators in Jharkhand injuring a few policemen while authorities in Jammu imposed a curfew in a few areas and parts of Kashmir observed a…

Remarks against Prophet: Good relations will continue with Gulf countries,…

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad made by ousted BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, has not made any impact on the ruling NDA at the Centre as she was not a government functionary and asserted good relations will continue with the Gulf countries that…

Prophet remark row: BJP’s bigotry damaged India’s global standing, says…

"Divided internally, India becomes weak externally. BJP's shameful bigotry has not only isolated us, but also damaged India's standing globally," Gandhi wrote on Twitter. His remarks came in the wake of international outrage over controversial remarks made by two BJP functionaries against Prophet Mohammad, after which they were suspended and…

Pakistan to allow banned Islamist group to contest votes to…

PAKISTAN is to free more than 2,000 jailed activists of a banned Islamist militant group and allow the movement to contest elections, under a deal with the government struck to end weeks of violent clashes, negotiators on both sides said. In return, the Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan has agreed to shun the…

Pakistan’s Islamist group calls off protest after deal with government

A HARDLINE Islamist group of Pakistan has called off a protest march to Islamabad after reaching a deal with the government, ending two weeks of clashes that left at least seven policemen dead and scores injured on both sides. The Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) began the march calling for the release…

Mob sacks Hindu temple in Pakistan over blasphemy row

DOZENS of people attacked a Hindu temple in central Pakistan over blasphemy allegations, police said Thursday (5), in the latest incident of religious-fueled violence targeting a minority group in the Islamic republic.Police said the mob attacked the temple in Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab province Wednesday (4) afternoon following the…

Blasphemy: 36 arrested in Pakistan for attacking police station

PAKISTANI police have arrested 36 men on charges of attacking a police station in a bid to lynch two brothers held in custody for allegedly desecrating a mosque, officials said. A mob broke into the police station on the outskirts of capital Islamabad on Monday (17), resulting in hours of…

Thousands march in Pakistan Shiite procession as virus cases soar

THOUSANDS of Shiite Muslim devotees –- many not wearing masks -- gathered in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore for a religious procession on Tuesday (4), fanning fears about the spread of the coronavirus after similar crowds were blamed in neighbouring India for its own surge. The federal government had issued…

Pakistan restores social media apps after temporary block on security…

PAKISTAN restored Facebook, Twitter and several other social media apps on Friday (16) after blocking them for about five hours on security grounds amid a crackdown against a violent Islamist group, officials said. "In order to maintain public order and safety, access to certain social media applications has been restricted…

France advises citizens to leave Pakistan after serious threats

FRANCE has advised French citizens to temporarily leave Pakistan and warned of serious threats to French interests in the country, two diplomatic sources said on Thursday (15), after violent clashes there this week. Thousands of Pakistani Islamists had clashed with police earlier this week in protest against the arrest of…

Tens of thousands of Muslims protest over Macron remarks after…

Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestinian territories on Friday (30) after killings in a French church prompted a vow from president Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on French values and freedom of belief. French interior minister Gerald Damarnin said France - home to…

Pakistan imposes mask order, curfew as coronavirus cases rise

A mandatory mask order came into force in Pakistani cities on Thursday (29) in a bid to prevent a second wave of coronavirus cases in the impoverished country as winter approaches. For months Pakistan appeared to have dodged the worst of the pandemic, baffling health experts after fears its crowded…

France’s Charlie Hebdo sells out with Mohammed cartoons reprint

FRENCH satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a jihadist attack in 2015, has said that its latest edition reprinting controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed had sold out in just one day. Wednesday's (2) issue featured a dozen cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam, including images that sparked huge…

UN urge Pakistan to clear scholar of blasphemy, lift death…

United Nations human rights experts called on Pakistan's high court on Friday (27) to clear liberal academic Junaid Hafeez of blasphemy charges and overturn his death sentence. In a joint statement, they described Hafeez's condemnation by a lower court last week as a "travesty of justice" and said senior judges…

Blasphemy accusation in Pakistan sparks ransacking of Hindu temple, school

A CROWD in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said on Monday (16), the latest case to raise concern about the fate of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. The violence erupted in the southern province of Sindh after…

India’s top court considers call to open mosques to women

INDIA'S Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday (16) to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship. Women are not allowed inside most mosques in India although a few have separate entrances for women to…

Asia Bibi freed from prison after blasphemy death sentence

A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy against Islam, and she is now at a secure location for fear of attacks on her, officials said on Thursday. The release of Asia Bibi, a mother of…

‘Path of thorns’: An IMF bailout set to impede Pakistan…

From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pose a major headache for populist new prime minister Imran Khan. Pakistani officials met IMF representatives this week in Bali and formally requested…

Pakistan removes Ahmadi economist from key role following Islamist backlash

Pakistan's new government cancelled the appointment of a renowned Princeton economist to its Economic Advisory Council, an official said on Friday (7), after a strong backlash against the choice of a member of the Ahmadi religious minority. The failure of prime minister Imran Khan's government to resist pressure to drop…

Dutch populist Wilders cancels Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest

Controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on late Thursday (30) said he was cancelling plans to stage a Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition, a scheme that had angered many Muslims, particularly in Pakistan. The Dutch politician's announcement came after he said he had received several death threats. A man was arrested by police two days earlier on suspicion of…

Ahmadiyya community comes together for largest Muslim convention in the…

MORE than 35,000 people from 100 countries gathered in the town of Alton, Hampshire to take part in the largest Islamic convention in the UK. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community hosted its three-day Jalsa Salana (annual gathering) at their UK base, the Hadeeqatul Mahdi,,a 200-acre farm in Alton, last weekend (Friday-Sunday,…

Pakistan bans TV host Aamir Liaquat Hussain for making blasphemy…

Pakistan’s television regulator on Thursday (26) banned a well-known talk show host for hate speech, after he hosted shows accusing liberal activists and others of blasphemy, an inflammatory allegation that could put their lives at risk. Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Muslim-majority Pakistan that can result in the death…

Missing Pakistani activists’ families decry blasphemy allegations

Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists on Wednesday (18) denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear. The accusations, made online and in a complaint to police, have unsettled Pakistan’s small…