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Pakistan Police Arrest ‘Over 90 Islamists’ After Asia Bibi Acquittal

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reportedly announced the arrest of “over 90” members of Islamic extremist parties to prevent an all-out, nationwide riot against the country’s Supreme Court’s decision this week to uphold the acquittal of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, on false charges of blasphemy.

Pakistani police officers arrest a man at a protest against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was facing blasphemy charges, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of Bibi. Radical Islamists protesters were stymied by sweeping arrests and …

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.

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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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