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Christian prisoner who refused to reject his faith dies in custody in Lahore
Indaryas Ghulam died under mysterious circumstances in police custody. He had burns and cuts on his body. He was one the 42 people arrested for lynching two Muslims after the Youhanabad church attacks. The prisoner could have saved his life had he denied Christ.
31/03/2017 18:46:00 PAKISTAN
Christian and Muslim activists want prosecutor disbarred for pressuring accused to convert to Islam
Syed Anees Shah acknowledged that he promised freedom in exchange for conversion to 42 Christian prisoners jailed in 2015 after a Taliban attack on two churches. Government and courts should take action against such “abhorrent behaviour".
Economic crisis and corruption favour the return of former Hindu king
In view of the upcoming November elections, Nepal's deposed monarch, Gyanendra Shah, continues a media campaign to regain his throne. However, for current prime minister Bhattarai, there is no going back and the republic is here to stay. His wife Yami, a member of his party, criticises corrupt politicians, and does not exclude a monarchist restoration.
Dhaka: Christian community fetes Bartholomew Shah, "musician of God"
A devout Catholic, the composer wrote and arranged hundreds of hymns. As a vocational and regional leader in the YMCA, he has been able to join an interfaith and ecumenical sensibility to his passion for music. For the archbishop of the Bangladeshi capital, "His hymns have made praying more powerful. We are proud of him."
Former crown prince arrested, Hindu fundamentalists protest
Paras Shah is charged with shooting in the air during an altercation with the adopted son of former Prime Minister Sujata Koirala. Hundreds of people protest across the country, some in favour, others against the monarchy.
Minorities have the right to freedom of religion and worship, former Nepal king says
In an interview with AsiaNews, Gyanendra Shah talks about his campaign to restore the Hindu monarchy. He acknowledges the great contribution minorities have made to the country. He also condemns terrorist attacks in the name of religion.
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