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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