Tag Archives: Pakistan

Christians clash with police in Pakistan

Protesters say government has failed to protect minorities following destruction of 150 Christian homes in Lahore. Hundreds of Christians in Pakistan protesting against the burning of their homes by a mob over alleged blasphemous remarks made against Prophet Muhammad have clashed with police in at least two cities. Police fired tear gas canisters and used batons to disperse almost […]

Searching for protection: Pakistan’s Shia minority

Is Pakistan’s government unable to provide security for its own citizens? Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a banned Pakistani militant group, continues to target the Shia community in Balochistan province. After three deadly bombings this year claimed hundreds of lives, members of Pakistan’s Shia minority are taking up arms to defend themselves. We examine the ongoing violence against the […]

Unrest in Bangaldesh after death sentence Sayedee: Is the liberation war really over?

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Violent clashes between protesters and security forces erupted across Bangladesh on Thursday, leaving at least 44 people dead, after a special war crimes tribunal handed down a death sentence to an Islamic leader for crimes against humanity committed 42 years ago, during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The protests […]