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  • CJP takes notice of Sindh govt's alleged acquisition of Hindu cremation grounds in Karachi

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took notice of the Sindh government's alleged acquisition of land used by the Hindu community in Karachi as a cremation ground...

    The CJP took notice of the issue after Shri Ram Nath Maharaj submitted an application claiming that the provincial government had acquired land being used by the Hindu community for the construction of the Lyari Expressway in 2008...

  • 'Proud to be Pakistani Hindu today': Senate body approves Hindu marriage bill

    In what appears to be a New Year's gift for Hindu minorities in Pakistan, the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the much-awaited Hindu Marriages Bill on Monday...

    Earlier in September, the Natio­nal Assembly had passed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016, thus paving the way for the adoption of a comprehensive and widely-acceptable family law for Hindus living in Pakistan...

  • Artichive: The Burial of the Count of Orgaz

    El Greco, a celebrated painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance painted “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz” (oil on canvas) in 1586, measuring 180 inches × 140 inches, which has been considered as the most beautifully crafted religious painting of all time...

    Legend has it that Count Orgaz was a pious man as well as philanthropist and during his burial ceremony the heavens erupted suddenly and the sky was filled with...

  • Teenager’s burial turns into protest against Duterte’s brutal drug war

    MANILA: A Filipino teenager at the centre of the latest outcry against the president’s bloody crackdown against illegal drugs was buried on Saturday, with mourners turning his funeral into a protest against thousands of drug killings...

    Hundreds of mourners and left-wing activists carried placards that read “Stop killing the poor” and “Justice for Kian” during a kilometers-long funeral march before Kian Loyd delos Santos was interred at...
  • 200 heatwave victims still unidentified, unclaimed; burial to complete today

    KARACHI: Nearly 200 bodies remained unidentified and unclaimed at the Edhi morgue for days before over half of them were finally buried by the charity to make space for the bodies of other heatwave victims, said a representative of the country’s largest charity on Friday...

    Among the dead included the old, the poor and those fasting, said Faisal Edhi, the representative of Edhi Foundation, while addressing a press conference along with...
  • Crowds flood Algeria independence figure’s hometown for burial

    AIT AHMED: Tens of thousands gathered in an Algerian village on Friday for the burial of Hocine Ait-Ahmed, one of the fathers of the country’s struggle for independence and a key opposition figure...

    “Today and tomorrow Hocine lives!,” they chanted, and “Algeria, free and democratic!” Many in the crowd surged forward to try to touch the coffin as it was brought out of the ambulance in preparation for the burial, which was expected to...

  • A hero’s burial for Marcos will deepen unhealed wounds

    EVEN as President Rodrigo Duterte continues to defend his decision to grant hero’s burial to deceased dictator Ferdinand Marcos, more sectors continue to dismiss this move as mere payback to a political debt and one that would open more wounds instead of fostering unity in the country...

    On Sunday, Malacañang directed the military to “undertake the necessary planning and preparations” for the interment of Ferdinand Marcos at the...

  • Philippine dictator Marcos allowed ‘hero’s burial’

    MANILA: Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be given a hero’s burial, the Supreme Court decided on Tuesday in a hugely controversial ruling which critics said would whitewash his crimes and divide the nation...

    The justices overwhelmingly endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to allow the burial at the “Cemetery of Heroes” in Manila, three decades after a famous “People Power” revolt forced Marcos into US exile and...

  • Philippine dictator Marcos given hero’s burial

    The burial at the “Cemetery of Heroes” was another stunning development in the remarkable political comeback of the Marcos family, a phenomenon given fresh energy by the clan’s strong alliance with new President Rodrigo Duterte...

    “This is nothing new to the Marcoses — they who had hidden wealth, hidden human rights abuses, and now, a hidden burial — with complete disregard for the law...

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