Tag: Pakistan

Christian teen forcefully married to Muslim neighbour in Pakistan

1,000 Christian and Hindu girls are abducted, forcefully married, and converted to Islam every year in Pakistan.

Supreme Court in Pakistan grants bail for Christian accused of blasphemy

In Pakistan, false accusations of blasphemy are widespread and often motivated by personal vendettas or religious hatred.

Pakistani Christian receives death sentence for decade old blasphemy accusation

Blasphemy laws, which prohibit perceived insults against Islam, are often enforced with harsh punishments.

Facebook censors ACN's campaign to help abused women

Facebook claims to have received complaints from people who objected to the advert.

Pakistan municipality bans "use of derogatory term" for Christians

Around 80% of Pakistan’s sanitation workforce are Christian despite only making up 2% of the country’s population.

Pakistani Christians tighten security around churches before Christmas

The Taliban frequently target churches and Christian institutes in Pakistan.

Islamist mob tortures Sri Lankan man to death over alleged "blasphemy"

The law is also used by Islamist extremists to target religious minorities — Christians, Shi’as, Ahmadiyyas and Hindus.

Two Christians accused of blasphemy in Pakistan released on bail

Accusations of blasphemy directed to Christians are unfortunately commonplace in Pakistan.

Girl held captive by Muslim man in Pakistan forced into Islamic marriage

The girl’s family believes the abductor took her to Balochistan to force her to convert to Islam and marry him.