Post Tagged with: "Blasphemy"

There is no place for laws on Blasphemy & Apostasy in a Secular Liberal Democracy!

There is no place for laws on Blasphemy & Apostasy in a Secular Liberal Democracy!

The recent furore over BJP spokesperson (now suspended) Nupur Sharma’s remarks on the Prophet Muhammad, has stirred a hornets nest the world over. Nupur’s condescending & arrogant outburst in a TV debate, wherein she made disparaging remarks with reference to Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to Hazrat Ayesha, as well as to his night journey on Buraq, his steed, referred to as[Read More…]

by 12/06/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Sacrilege or blasphemy: The dirty attempt to cover up the caste prejudices against Dalits

Sacrilege or blasphemy: The dirty attempt to cover up the caste prejudices against Dalits

There is no doubt in the fact that Sikhism actually was a revolt against the Brahmanical system and superstition. Guru Granth Saheb is perhaps the only holy book which contains matters from different religions as well as those of various Sufi Saints including Kabir, Ravidas, Baba Farid and others. The aim of Sikhism was to create an egalitarian society and[Read More…]

by 23/10/2021 1 comment Human Rights
Blasphemy Estate: The ‘Deep State’ and Deepening Fundamentalism in Pakistan

Blasphemy Estate: The ‘Deep State’ and Deepening Fundamentalism in Pakistan

The deep state in Pakistan is no more a mere conglomerate of civil bureaucracy, army, intelligence, and/or other administrative agencies. The ‘state within the state’ has also its predictable partners in religious constituencies across the country. There is a growing concern now if the judiciary is also becoming a partner of the deep state congregation. A few years back, a[Read More…]

by 15/09/2020 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Have Muslims failed Islam in dealing the caste discrimination issue?

Have Muslims failed Islam in dealing the caste discrimination issue?

Pakistan is on the turmoil at the moment. In a historic judgment Pakistan Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Dalit Christian woman who was sentenced to death by the lower courts for the charges of blasphemy. The court judgment has created an unprecedented crisis in Pakistan as the Mullahs and other Islamic fanatics have taken to the street and asking[Read More…]

by 07/11/2018 6 comments South Asia
Lynching of Mashal Khan: Roots of Rage

Lynching of Mashal Khan: Roots of Rage

How does one move on with all this deep, searing pain over the mob lynching of a body that bore a beautiful heart and a precious mind? And with our senses still reeling, we hear of at least two more horror stories of blasphemy related violence. Grueling as it is, one has to navigate a path out of the all-consuming[Read More…]

by 22/04/2017 1 comment South Asia