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Malaysian state votes to allow public caning for breaching sharia code

Malaysian state votes to allow public caning for breaching sharia code

Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Legislators in Malaysia's northeastern state of Kelantan have voted to allow the public caning of those who break strict Islamic laws.

Gender equality bills in Pakistan and Nigeria face religious backlash

Gender equality bills in Pakistan and Nigeria face religious backlash

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016

Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.

Bills on assisted dying, ‘chancel tax’, Easter trading and sharia tribunals set for Lords debates

Bills on assisted dying, ‘chancel tax’, Easter trading and sharia tribunals set for Lords debates

Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2015

Several bills related to secular causes have been successful in the House of Lords Private Members' Bill ballot, meaning new laws on sharia tribunals, assisted dying, chancel repair liability, and Easter trading will be debated.

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