Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
The move towards this legislation comes after the murder of Qandeel Baloch, who pushed the boundaries of acceptability for women in Pakistan.
Islamic militant groups have re-organised themselves in the context of the new realities of social media, deep political divisions within the country and the demands of global jihadist organisations.
Sympathies flow in for the dead through political and cultural alignments. There is politics involved in these sympathies.
Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at Dhaka Central jail just after midnight, after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea against a death sentence imposed by a special tribunal.
Bangladesh’s Supreme Court in January upheld the death penalty for Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, for genocide, rape and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during the 1971 war.
Nawaz Sharif’s constituents may think less of him for allowing Pervez Musharraf to leave, but he now appears to have strong ties with the army, and is therefore seen as someone who can deliver.
Political experience, not Sufism, is what distinguishes Indian Muslims from others.
The state High Court ruling upholding a 1932 ban on beef has Kashmiris fuming – and is bringing together its many political and religious factions in a rare show of solidarity