A- A A+
Last Updated : Oct 22 2020 8:04PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
New series of consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) released            BJP releases poll manifesto in Bihar, promises free Covid vaccine and 19 lakh jobs            COVID-19 recovery rate in country improves to 89 pct            DRDO successfully conducts final trial of Nag anti-tank guided missile in Pokhran range            PM Modi virtually addresses people of West Bengal on Durga Puja           

International News

Sep 25, 2020

BCA asks government of Pakistan to repeal controversial blasphemy law

AIR Pics
The largest Christian human rights association of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Christian Association (BCA) has asked the government of Pakistan to repeal the controversial blasphemy law.

The BCA submitted a memorandum to the Pakistan embassy in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding to end persecution and harassment of Christians and other minorities.

In the memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the BCA said, it is aggrieved and concerned at incidents of persecution of Christians in Pakistan under its draconian anti-blasphemy law. It pointed out that a Pakistani Christian named Asif Parvez was given the death sentence by the sessions court Lahore in September for misusing his phone to send a derogatory message.

The BCA called upon the Pakistani authorities to treat minorities with dignity and drop all fabricated blasphemy charges against them. It also demanded clemency for those already sentenced to death under the blasphemy law.

It said that blasphemy law has forced hundreds of minorities to flee Pakistan to save their lives. It has also led to extra-judicial killings, mob lynchings and violent protests targeting minority community members.

The BCA pointed out the cases of people like Shahbaz Bhatti and Salman Taseer who were assassinated for opposing the blasphemy law in Pakistan.

The Christian association said that blasphemy law was against the fundamental rights of Pakistani citizens guaranteed in the constitution. It demanded the repeal of the blasphemy law which is vague, arbitrary and leaves ample scope for misuse.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 22 (Oct) Midday News 22 (Oct) Evening News 21 (Oct) Hourly 22 (Oct) (1910hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 22 (Oct) दोपहर समाचार 22 (Oct) समाचार संध्या 21 (Oct) प्रति घंटा समाचार 22 (Oct) (1900hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 22 (Oct) Khabrein(Day) 22 (Oct) Khabrein(Eve) 21 (Oct)
Aaj Savere 22 (Oct) Parikrama 22 (Oct)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 22 (Oct) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 22 (Oct) Spotlight/News Analysis 21 (Oct) Employment News 22 (Oct) World News 21 (Oct) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 22 (Oct) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 17 (Oct) North East Diary 22 (Oct)