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Pakistani court to hear appeal of Christian on death row

Bibi was arrested in 2009 after a quarrel with Muslim women and since then she has languished in prison. Pakistani Islamists have demanded her execution and two politicians, a governor and a minister of minorities, were killed in 2011 for supporting her. A defense lawyer says Pakistan’s top court will hear the final appeal of […]

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Is Punjab’s proposed blasphemy law retrograde?

  History tells us that such laws rarely avert violence; in fact, they likely attract violence   The Punjab Cabinet has decided to introduce in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) a new Section (295AA) which states, “Whoever causes injury, damage or sacrilege to Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Srimad Bhagwad Gita, Holy Quran and Holy Bible […]