n International Journal for Religious Freedom - No justice for minorities in Pakistan : the destabilizing consequences of impunity
|Article Title||No justice for minorities in Pakistan : the destabilizing consequences of impunity|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Affiliations||1 Jubilee Campaign, USA and 2 World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||101 - 114|
|Keyword(s)||Ahmadiyya, Bible, Blasphemy, Christians, Hindus, Impunity, Law, Muslims and Pakistan|
Pakistan suffers a "culture of impunity" and government toleration of religious persecution. Blasphemy laws are a leading instrument. Though the state has not executed anyone under this law, the punishment for those convicted is severe. Persons identified as blasphemers are also targeted for violence which goes unpunished by the government. Christians have been attacked and killed, and efforts have been made to ban the Bible. Hindus find their young girls subject to forced conversions and marriages. Ahmadis also suffer persecution, and blasphemy laws are increasingly used by Muslims against one another, sometimes as weapons in private quarrels. The government of Pakistan should repeal the blasphemy law, punish perpetrators of religious violence, and practice greater transparency.
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