Worshippers clash with police at Rawal Pindi over lockdown measures

Despite a national lockdown and added restrictions, worshippers clashed with police to congregate at mosques for Friday prayers. PM Imran Khan has been relying on restricting the size to 5 people attending mosques and advice to stay at home from religious groups such as the country’s Islamic Ideology Council. However, some religious leaders in PakistanContinue reading “Worshippers clash with police at Rawal Pindi over lockdown measures”

Cases in Pakistan on the rise with first confirmed COVID death

Pakistan’s confirmed number of COVID-19 cases has reached 270, and the first related death – the most ominous record in South Asia. Neighbouring countries, China and Iran, have been crippled by the recent pandemic – and it seems Pakistan awaits a similar fate. More than 60% of confirmed cases are those who were released fromContinue reading “Cases in Pakistan on the rise with first confirmed COVID death”

Aurat March (Women’s March)

On Sunday 8th March, thousands rallied for the subversive Aurat March (Women’s March) in cities across Pakistan. Many men and women were seething with anger, calling the movement anti-religion and anti-state. A resultant petition calling for its ban was filed in Lahore High Court and ultimately dismissed by Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh as ‘unconstitutional’.Continue reading “Aurat March (Women’s March)”

A 150 year long inter-religious fire.

India’s Supreme Court ruling on the Ayodhya case has extinguished a 150 year long inter-religious fire. The Court has ruled that the disputed holy site in Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want to build a temple. The five Supreme Court judges based their unanimous decision on the Hindu belief thatContinue reading “A 150 year long inter-religious fire.”

Eid Mubarak! 🌙✨⁣⁣⁣

Eid Ul Adha marks the end of Hajj and commemorates the sacrifice of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) of his worldly desires and attachments for the sake of Allah.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Muslims across South Asia celebrated by congregating in mosques and distributing meat throughout the community to family, further relatives and the poor.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣While in Indian-occupied Kashmir, Eid was spentContinue reading “Eid Mubarak! 🌙✨⁣⁣⁣”