Pakistan Blasphemy Law is an international coalition with a common aim: an end to the way Pakistan’s blasphemy law is currently being abused.
Along with opportunities to advocate for change, we will provide key legal resources regarding the blasphemy law and its status in international law. Also we will keep you updated on all developments as the future of the blasphemy law is discussed, within Pakistan and around the world.
The coalition was founded by the Christian charity CLAAS, who have dedicated to helping persecuted Christians in Pakistan since 1998. We have been offering legal assistance to those accused of committing blasphemy and, when necessary, giving safe refuge to those in fear of reprisals.
However, Pakistan Blasphemy Law is open to both religious and nonreligious organisations, including both Christians and Muslims, who feel the law should not be abused in this way.
The voice of opposition grows louder every day. Together, change is possible.
“The [...] influence of a given religion in a nation ought never to mean that citizens of another religion can be subject to discrimination in social life or, even worse, that violence against them can be tolerated.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict
“There is a very clear sense that people are nervous about the misuse of the blasphemy law, as a tool of politics or as a mob thing” he added, flanked by two Pakistani bishops. He earlier told reporters: “Equality under the law is very important.”
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
“The law for punishing blasphemy against the Prophet (sws) that is invoked in Pakistan has no foundation in the Qur'ān or Hadith.”
Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, Renowned Quranic scholar & Islamic modernist theologist
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