Category: South Asia

Pakistan: Hardline Sunni groups on collision course with Shiites

Rights groups in Pakistan say they are alarmed over rising blasphemy cases in the past months. Many of these cases have been registered against Shiites, who have come under pressure from fundamentalist Sunni outfits. Pakistani police registered at least 40 blasphemy cases in August, according to the country’s human rights […]

Pakistan’s minorities denounce death sentence for blasphemy

Members of the National Christian Party on a one-day hunger strike to oppose the death sentence given to Asif Pervaiz who was accused of blasphemy. On September 13, Sunday, members of the National Christian Party in Pakistan staged a one-day hunger strike in support of a Christian garment factory worker, […]

An untold story: Licy Bharucha’s pilgrimage into the lives of India’s freedom fighters

By Moin Qazi* Book Review: “Oral History of Indian Freedom Movement”, by Dr. Licy Bharucha; Pp240; Rs 300; Published by National Museum of Indian Freedom Movement The Congress has won political freedom, but it has yet to win economic freedom, social and moral freedom. These freedoms are harder than the […]

BRI under threat after Pakistan Taliban reunification

Gwadar Port Peshawar [Pakistan], September 9 (ANI): Pakistan Taliban’s recent reunification of various breakaway factions will pose threats to projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in northwestern Pakistan and create internal security issues in the region, according to analysts. The recent development has led to concerns regarding […]


A renowned publisher last week withdrew the publication of a book on Delhi’s communal riots, which claimed dozens of lives in India. The unreleased book blames Muslim students and secular activists for the violence. Last week, Bloomsbury India decided to not publish the book “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story,” […]