South Asia | #HangAyazNizami is what comes of caving in to clerical rule

#HangAyazNizami is what comes of caving in to clerical rule

Those being persecuted under blasphemy laws in Pakistan and elsewhere deserve a little more than the world rushing to criminalize ‘defamation of religion’

March 31, 2017 3:34 PM (UTC+8)
Supporters of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam religious party shout slogans as they protest the execution of Mumtaz Qadri – the man who assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer after he called for the pardoning of a Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad – in March 2016. Photo: Reuters
Supporters of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam religious party shout slogans as they protest the execution of Mumtaz Qadri – the man who assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer after he called for the pardoning of a Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad – in March 2016. Photo: Reuters
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