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The mob that killed Mashal Khan is just an extension of the ideas and elements that the state has nourished for decades - The Nation

The cold blooded murder of Mashal Khan has shed light on the incontestable state of religious discourse, which so far has proved to be an effective tool in polarization of Pakistani society. The statement of one of the eyewitnesses of Mashal Khan's mob ...and more »

Senators call for amending blasphemy law -

ISLAMABAD: Senators on Monday called for amending the blasphemy law to provide for punishments to those who concoct blasphemy accusations against others and demanded a campaign against those taking the law into their hands. Condemning the lynching of ...and more »

Silencing Mashal -

MASHAL Khan was neither the first nor is he the last victim of the religious bigotry that has become so pervasive in our society. The gruesome lynching of the young Mardan university student shows how easy it is to inflame a mindless mob in the name of ...and more »

We will make sure no one misuses the blasphemy law again: Imran Khan -

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, in a press conference alongside Mashal Khan's father Tuesday, issued a strongly worded condemnation of the 23-year-old's lynching on what has so far proven to be a baseless accusation. "It has become ...and more »

New video shows Mashal's killers celebrated lynching, pledged to conceal shooter's identity -

A new video circulating on Tuesday contains footage of scenes following the Mardan university lynching and shows a man demanding that a group of students take an oath to conceal the identity of the man who shot 23-year-old Mashal Khan. Mashal, a ...and more »

As it happened: Mardan university professor recalls chaos of April 13 -

A lecturer from Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan who knew Mashal Khan personally has spoken at length about the events that led up to the 23-year-old's horrific murder by a crazed mob of students on Thursday, April 13 within the university's premises ...and more »

IGP reconfirms no proof of blasphemy against Mashal, others - Pakistan Today

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police (IGP) Salahuddin Khan Mehsud has reconfirmed that there is no evidence that Mashal Khan and his fellows of the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) had committed blasphemy. Addressing a press conference here ...and more »

Mashal Khan: let's not ignore state culpability - Daily Times

As it became clear that Mashal Khan had not actually committed the blasphemy he was murdered for, Pakistani officialdom finally deigned to admit that his murder was indeed regrettable. Freed from being in the awkward position of criticising the public ...and more »

Even a Horrific Murder Isn't Enough to Shake Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws - The Diplomat

The murder of Mashal Khan is the latest tragedy connected to blasphemy accusations. His death won't be the last. By Usman Ahmad for The Diplomat. April 18, 2017. With the sudden fury of a flash storm, images of an angry mob lynching a young man to ...and more »

Main accused in Mashal murder case confesses to his crime - The News International

MARDAN: The main suspect in the Mashal murder case on Monday accused the university administration of asking him to give a statement against Mashal for blasphemy. "I am ashamed of my statement against Mashal," Wajahat told a judicial magistrate court ...and more »