Herald exclusive on ‘blasphemy’ (Feb 2011)
The history of blasphemy cases in Pakistan overwhelmingly points to the suffering of those who languish for years in jail because of faulty trials and biased proceedings. Reproduced here: a series of articles from The Herald (Feb 2011) on this contentious issue.
Text by Maleeha Hamid Siddiqui and Tables by Asad Jamal
Police in Pakistan are known for being inefficient, corrupt and brutal. But when it comes to blasphemy… February 15, 2011 Read more »
Section 295: Harming or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult a religionSection 295-A:… February 15, 2011 Read more »
Zaibunnisa was jailed in 1996 on blasphemy charges when Qari Hafeez, a cleric from Lahore, complained… February 15, 2011 Read more »