Faithless Justice: Understanding the Justice System’s Role in Facilitating Abuse of the Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan.

Jafri, Faryal Z.

While the blasphemy laws in Pakistan were ostensibly intended to protect religious sentiments, they have transformed into a tool of violence in recent years. Since the 1980s, the number of blasphemy cases and accusations has skyrocketed. In this paper, I argue that this dramatic rise in cases is due to increased abuse of these laws, facilitated by flaws in the justice system. Ultimately, I contrib... read more

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