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Deaf Christian Woman Gang Raped by Muslims in Pakistan

The woman reportedly screamed for mercy while being raped, but no one came to her assistance. Relatives of the woman have retained the services of Christian lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill, who runs an advocacy group offering free legal assistance to Pakistani Christians and other minorities who are victims of abuse and religious persecution.

Sikh Separatists Protest PM Narendra Modi in San Jose

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by well over 20,000 supporters on Sunday for his historic visit, but several hundred opponents — primarily members of a Sikh group — were also present to protest the leader of the Indian diaspora.

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India’s Government Denies Report ISIS Slaughtered 39 Indian Captives

Harjit Masih, a 25-year-old Indian national, returned from Iraq to his native country this week after he and 39 other Indians working in Iraq were abducted by the Islamic State. He claims he survived by playing dead after being missed in a firing squad lineup, and that his colleagues are all dead, but the Indian government is denying the report, insisting the men are still alive.

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Pakistani Police Were ‘In a Bar Watching Cricket’ During Taliban Church Attack

Pakistani Christians have long protested the lack of government protection from terrorist attacks and random, unsubstantiated accusations of blasphemy. Sunday’s Taliban attack on two Christian churches in Lahore resulted in the death of at least 14 people, with many dozens wounded. Again, a lack of police presence seems to be a contributing factor in the violence.