January 25, 2022 08:05 (IST)
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Blasphemy: The Murderous Faithful

On December 3, 2021, a violent mob at the Wazirabad Road in Sialkot city (Sialkot District) of Punjab tortured a Sri Lankan national, Priyantha Kumara, to death over blasphemy allegations before burning his body. Kumara was accused of blasphemy for allegedly tearing down stickers of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) from a wall of factory. Kumar was working as a senior manager at a leading Sialkot factory that manufactures and exports sports products,

Indian man jailed in Saudi Arabia for tweeting against Prophet

Riyadh, Jan 29 (IBNS): A Kerala man landed himself in jail in Saudi Arabia for reportedly posting a series of tweets criticising Prophet Mohammed, "hurting sentiments of people of the Muslim majority country."

Sacrilege law: Punjab's "aping of Pakistan" invites condemnation

Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IBNS): Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh may have other  ideas about the sacrilege law, which has been passed unanimously by his cabinet, but to critics, it's another way to suppress free speech, similar to Pakistan's condemnable blasphemy laws.