Tag: Javed Ahmad Ghamidi

Pakistani Blasphemy Laws: Resources

(From Citizens for Democracy) Religion or Politics?: Tracing the history and origin of 295-B and C, the most misused sections in the chapter on Offences Related to Religion – by Farieha Aziz, Newsline, Feb 27, 2011 No punishment for blasphemy in Quran – detailed study by the eminent scholar Javed Ahmed Ghamidi, downloadable pdf file…

Islamic scholar Attacks Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws, by Declan Walsh

(From Guardian) by Declan Walsh A prominent Islamic scholar has launched a blistering attack on Pakistan‘s blasphemy laws, warning that failure to repeal them will only strengthen religious extremists and their violent followers. “The blasphemy laws have no justification in Islam. These ulema [council of clerics] are just telling lies to the people,” said Javed…