Sumar Mal, a Pakistani sculptor based in Sindh's Tharparkar, makes Hindu idols. In a Muslim-majority country, where idol worship is looked down upon by many, Mal's work promotes religious harmony and cultural plurality.
Thousands of Pakistani women took part in the Women's Day march, defying threats by Islamist groups. Ahead of the March 8 demonstrations, conservative sections orchestrated a smear campaign against feminist activists.
Prime Minister Modi's alleged anti-Muslim policies have triggered mass protests in India. Liberal activists say that the South Asian country, once a beacon of secularism in the region, must not emulate Pakistan.
Chancellor Merkel said she and other EU leaders had agreed on an immediate ban on travel into the bloc, as the COVID-19 virus spreads. The German foreign ministry says it is bringing thousands of stranded citizens home.
As the smoke clears following the violent communal riots in New Delhi, stories have emerged of Muslim and Hindu neighbors helping each other as mobs vandalized their communities.
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