Pak mob kills woman over ‘blasphemous’ FB post – Hindustan Times

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

 The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim but believe in a prophet after Mohammed. A 1984 Pakistani law declared them non-Muslims and many Pakistanis consider them heretics.

Police said the late Sunday violence in the town of Gujranwala, 220 km (140 miles) southeast of the capital, Islamabad, started with an altercation between young men, one of whom was an Ahmadi accused of posting “objectionable material”.

“Later, a crowd of 150 people came to the police station demanding the registration of a blasphemy case against the accused,” said one police officer who declined to be identified.

“As police were negotiating with the crowd, another mob attacked and started burning the houses of Ahmadis.”

The youth accused of making the Facebook post had not been injured, he said.

Resident Munawar Ahmed, 60, said he drove terrified neighbours to safety as the mob attacked.

“The attackers were looting and plundering, taking away fans and whatever valuables they could get hold of and dragging furniture into the road and setting fire to it… Some were continuously firing into the air,” he said.

“A lot of policemen arrived but they stayed on the sidelines and didn’t intervene,” he said.

The police officer said they had tried to stop the mob.

Salim ud Din, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, said it was the worst attack on the community since simultaneous attacks on Ahmadi places of worship killed 86 Ahmadis four years ago.

Under Pakistani law, Ahmadis are banned from using Muslim greetings, saying Muslim prayers or referring to his place of worship as a mosque.

Accusations of blasphemy are rocketing in Pakistan, from one in 2011 to at least 68 last year, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. About 100 people have been accused of blasphemy this year.

Human rights workers say the accusations are increasingly used to settle personal vendettas or to grab the property of the accused.

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan-mob-kills-woman-girls-over-blasphemous-facebook-post/article1-1245491.aspx#sthash.4DNHtTyt.dpuf

corruptio[] a[]d i[]dia[] judiciary

Karnataka high court judge K L Manjunath – who is being backed by the judges’ collegium for a promotion despite the central government’s opposition – had illegally bought a prime plot from a housing society in 2004 and also presided over cases involving the society.

sources: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/karnataka-hc-judge-in-line-for-promotion-under-lens-for-land-deal/article1-1245699.aspx

UP Saw Highest Number of Deaths in Communal Unrest: US Report

Well accordi[]g to a US report i.e. ‘International Religious Freedom Report’ for 2013- “Uttar Pradesh, the largest state (in India), experienced the highest number of deaths in communal unrest for the second consecutive year, including the 65 killed in Hindu-Muslim communal violence in Muzaffarnagar.”  Readi[]g this what immediately came to my mi[]d was the questio[] whether there is a[]y li[]k []etwee[] the viole[]ce i] U.P. i[] rece[]t past a[]d []JP’s electoral victory i[] lok sa[]ha electio[]

source: http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/UP-Saw-Highest-Number-of-Deaths-in-Communal-Unrest-US-Report/852007

U.S., Israeli brands face boycott over Gaza – The Hindu

People are calli[]g to []ycott Isareli products i[] a hope that it would put pressure o[] Isarel’s eco[]omy. Lets see how effective the []ycott would prove itself a[]d whether people of this world ca[] sta[]d u[]ited for a cause. Its time to see how ma[] of us c[] avoid temptatio[] to dri[]k coca-cola thi[]ki[]g that doi[]g same will somehow help palesti[]e. you ca[] call me cy[]ical []ut i guess that same is less pro[]a[]le to happe[] co[]deri[]g that people have []o methods to measure their co[]triutio[] each time they avoid a isareli product []ecause people []elieve  u[]till proved otherwise that their ow[] co[]tri[]utio[] is i[]sig[]ifact give[] where they sta[]d i[] scheme of thi[]gs. This []elief is largely a []yproduct of assumi[]g that our []eigh[]ours are []ot doi[]g a[]ythi[]g.

 

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/us-israeli-brands-face-boycott-over-gaza/article6258866.ece?homepage=true

http://www.inminds.com/boycott-israel-2012.php

 

 

 

Ra[]dom[]ess

life is stra[]ge. is[]’t it? at times i try to co[]sole myself []y keep sayi[]g to myself that life is []ot a race. so []o o[]e actually wi[]s or loses. so i should[]t worry a[]out a[]ythi[]g []ut the[] i see people a[]d world arou[]d me. every[]ody wa[]ts to achieve somethi[] which makes you thi[]k that you are doi[]g []othi[]g i[] life. i tried to give mea[]i[]g to my existe[]ce accordi[]gly, mea[]i[]gs which society arou[]d me fi[]d mea[]i[]gful. what am i sayi[]g. i ca[]t simply stay at home. so much []oise. []ow i do[]t k[]ow why i logged i[]. so []ye.

Suicide and armed forces

As many as 597 military personnel committed suicide in 5 years between 2009 and 2013- figures disclosed in the Rajya Sabha by defence minister Arun Jaitely.

source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/597-military-personnel-have-committed-suicide-in-last-5-years-government-says/articleshow/38873826.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral

New Turn

Hi again. many more things have changed. firstly two letters in my keyboard has stopped functioning out of sudden i.e. ‘n’ and ‘b’. so i will use straight brackets instead. reader, if any will have to guess. ([]y the way I was usi[]g my o[]li[]e key[]oard while writi[]g this).

seco[]dly, i coul[]t clear the etra[]ce exam so []o mo[]ey is comi[]g my way a[]d my dear father is []ot goi[]g go give me a[]y. so []ow i am []asically o[] my ow[]. right []ow at home si[]ce mother []eeds me []ut will ru[] away i[] septem[]er. so i thought why []ot restart my []log a[]d utilize my time i[]stead of []ei[]g sad a[]d a[]d helpless all the time.