Posts tagged "pakistan"
The first in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff.
From Pakistan, Umar Farooq looks at the diminishing political role of Sufi saints and shrines in a rapidly urbanizing Pakistan.
From Karachi, Saba Imtiaz reports on the art scene in Pakistan and the challenges artists face when they choose religion and politics as their themes.
By Saba Imtiaz In Pakistan's Punjab province, shrines to the doomed lovers of epic sagas are not only testament to the allure of tragic romance, but a symbol of women's struggle against patriarchy.
In Pakistan, polling is over and the votes have been counted but the voice of one group has not been heard. Saba Imtiaz reports from Karachi on the missing Ahmadi vote.
By Saba Imtiaz A violent mob ransacked and burned the homes of more than a hundred Christian families in Lahore on Saturday in the wake of an alleged incident of blasphemy.
By Saba Imtiaz In 1984, Pakistan's military ruler, General Zia-ul-Haq, changed the country's Constitution, making it a crime for Ahmadis to identify themselves as Muslims. Since then, more than 200 Ahmadis have been assassinated in Pakistan.
By Natasja Sheriff The latest news on religious freedom, at home and abroad, provides the focus of this week's In The World.
by Austin Dacey The Indian Penal Code was drafted in 1837 by the Indian Law Commission...In their commentaries, the commissioners observed that India is “pregnant with dangers” because of a susceptibility to “religious excitement” peculiar to Muslims and Hindus.
A Q&A with biographer Deborah Baker, author of The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, released last month by Greywolf Press. by Ashley Baxstrom When biographer Deborah Baker came across a collection of letters at the New York Public Library, she opened a window into a particularly complex life. The letters told the...
Kathryn Montalbano: This week, the Bangladeshi government has pushed to retain the state's Islamic status, a move that requires an amendment to the constitution that originally declared Bangladesh secular and independent from Pakistan in 1971. Bangladesh's path to independence could almost be credited to Indian Muslims, who sought reprieve from social and political marginalization in...