14 March 2018

Blasphemy laws against Christians in Pakistan highlighted at UN

The abuse of Christians in Pakistan was highlighted at the United Nations with a warning that religious minorities are 'systematically persecuted'.

.... 'In Pakistan, once an individual is accused of blasphemy, he is presumed guilty and the law fails to safeguard against people willing to use violence. Blasphemy law also creates an atmosphere of religious intolerance and has contributed to the institutionalisation of discrimination against religious minorities.'

Another Christian woman activist from Pakistan, Salma Bhatti, raised the issue of kidnapping, conversation and forced marriages of young women from the minority religious groups.

She said: 'There are many young Christian girls in Pakistan who are being kidnapped and forcibly married. Later, there are no whereabouts of these women.' [Christian Today] Read more