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Herald exclusive on ‘blasphemy’ (Feb 2011)

January 8, 2012

CFD invitation flier for Reference for Salmaan Taseer, Jan 18, 2011, 5 pm, Arts Council Karachi (held at PMA House after the Arts Council withdrew due to security concerns)

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.

Herald exclusive: Law unto themselves
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 »
Herald exclusive: What the law says  By Asad Jamal
Section 295: Harming or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult a religionSection 295-A:… February 15, 2011 Read more »
Herald Exclusive: The law of diminishing utility By Asad Jamal
Zaibunnisa was jailed in 1996 on blasphemy charges when Qari Hafeez, a cleric from Lahore, complained… February 15, 2011 Read more »
Herald exclusive: Shrunken space  By Nasir Jamal and Madiha Sattar
Holding a memorial reference for Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, who was shot dead on January 4 by… February 15, 2011 Read more »
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