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Pakistan’s Bloodthirsty Blasphemy Law Needs to Be Repealed
July 31, 2020

Pakistan’s Bloodthirsty Blasphemy Law Needs to Be Repealed

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Vigilantes have claimed the life of yet another Pakistani accused of blasphemy.

Religious Minorities in ‘Naya Pakistan’
March 16, 2020

Religious Minorities in ‘Naya Pakistan’

By Jaffer A. Mirza
31 dead, 58 injured, and 25 blasphemy cases – that’s the toll taken on Pakistan’s religious minorities since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office.
Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan
February 14, 2020

Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Stopping the released of an award-winning film to appease an Islamist group sets a troubling precedent.

Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists
January 17, 2020

Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists

By Associated Press
The 86 were charged with damaging public property, beating people up and staging sit-ins against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in 2018.

After the Junaid Hafeez Verdict, Time to Face the Truth About Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law
December 24, 2019

After the Junaid Hafeez Verdict, Time to Face the Truth About Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan’s blasphemy law needs to be sentenced to death -- not so-called 'blasphemers.'

After Ghotki, Pakistan Should Abandon its Glorification of Temple Vandalizers
September 23, 2019

After Ghotki, Pakistan Should Abandon its Glorification of Temple Vandalizers

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The abandonment of the Islamist narrative has long been an existential question for Pakistan.

The Defiance of Pakistani Atheists
August 22, 2019

The Defiance of Pakistani Atheists

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
In a country where atheism is a capital offense, nonbelievers are still finding quiet ways to forge community.
How Pakistan’s Constitution Facilitates Blasphemy Lynching and Forced Conversions
March 27, 2019

How Pakistan’s Constitution Facilitates Blasphemy Lynching and Forced Conversions

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Islamic supremacy, sadly, is written into Pakistan’s constitution.

Greater Than the State Itself: Pakistan’s Everyday Extremists Take On Its Institutions
November 02, 2018

Greater Than the State Itself: Pakistan’s Everyday Extremists Take On Its Institutions

By Umair Jamal
The case of Aasia Bibi should be a wake-up call to Pakistan’s ruling elite.

The Fallout From the Aasia Bibi Blasphemy Verdict
November 01, 2018

The Fallout From the Aasia Bibi Blasphemy Verdict

By Daud Khattak
Can this be Pakistan’s watershed moment for standing up to religious extremists?

Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan
August 15, 2018

Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan

By Tehreem Azeem
Pakistan's blasphemy law is easily abused but amendments to the controversial law are unlikely.
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
June 13, 2017

Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The ruling is a reminder that Pakistan's blasphemy law is an existential threat for the state.

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