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Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law


Monday 24 April 2017, by siawi3


Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Chapter 1 - Origin Story of 295C HD

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Published on Oct 13, 2016

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law: Origins of 295C (Chapter 1)

In July 1986, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, III of 1986, S. 2. The passage of this Act amended Chapter XV of the Pakistan Penal Code, entitled “Offences Relating to Religion”, via the creation of Article 295-C, itself titled “Use of Derogatory Remarks, etc., in respect of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)”.

This short video tells the story of the National Assembly session on 9 July 1986 leading up to the passage of the 295-C. It was during this session that 295-C took on its final form and punishment by death was introduced into the legislation. As the video shows, Members of the National Assembly who supported the introduction of the death penalty claimed that their position was in accordance with the universal consensus of Islamic legal scholars throughout history. In fact, however, the position of those who supported the death penalty was based on misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the very scholars they claimed to be following. As such, this video seeks to educate the public about the real positions of these scholars.

In order to substantiate the arguments made in this video, original scans of classical Islamic legal texts cited in the Parliamentary debates are attached below. We encourage our viewers to peruse the attachments, do their own research, and come to their own conclusions.…/uploads/...…/Al-Saif-al-Ma...…/Al-Sarim-al-M...…/Fatawa-e-Alam...…/Fatawa-e-Sham...…/Hidaya-Scanne...…/Tahawi-Origin...

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