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Ending the abuse of the Blasphemy law in Pakistan
The Blasphemy law is at the root of the persecution of Christians in Pakistan. Since 1986 over 104 cases of blasphemy were registered against Christians. At least 25 people have been murdered by fanatics and hundreds of others have been forced to flee their homes. And this problem is getting worse. In 2007, responding to the cries of Christians in Pakistan CLAAS launched a new campaign to end the abuse of the Blasphemy law in Pakistan.
- To lobby the government of Pakistan and its representatives worldwide by highlighting problems caused by the abuse of the Blasphemy law and urge significant amendments to this law.
- To lobby world leaders, governments and international bodies urging them to put pressure on the government of Pakistan to amend the Blasphemy la
- To raise awareness about the injustices and dire consequences of the misuse of the Blasphemy law in the media and among individuals and churches in the UK.
- To encourage individuals and churches in the UK to campaign with CLAAS for the amendment of the Blasphemy law.
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To campaign with us against the abuse of the Blasphemy law in Pakistan please read carefully and sign the petition below.
PETITION TO END
THE ABUSE OF BLASPHEMY LAW
To: The United Nations’ High Commissioner of Human Rights
I stand with CLAAS to repeal the blasphemy law in Pakistan, I recognize this law not just promotes religious hated and intolerance but encourages hostility and is being used as a tool to persecute Christians and an excuse to attack on their churches in Pakistan. This law is exceptionally open to abuse as anyone can be charged on testimony alone. Sometimes people take this law into their own hands and do not wait for the judicial verdicts and many people have been murdered. I fully believe it stands in stark contrast to the concept of religious freedom outlined in the International Bill of Human Rights.
I respectfully call on you to exercise keen judgment and act in swift opposition to this law. Our focus should remain on improving existing international law to protect the religious freedom.
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