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Tue May 28, 2019, 02:12 PM

Pakistan vet charged with blasphemy over medicine 'wrapped in religious text'

Source: BBC

Pakistan vet charged with blasphemy over medicine 'wrapped in religious text'

28 May 2019

A Hindu veterinary doctor in south-east Pakistan has been charged under the country's strict blasphemy laws after allegedly selling medicine wrapped in paper bearing Islamic religious text.

An angry crowd set fire to his clinic near Mirpur Khas, Sindh province, and other Hindu-owned shops were looted.

The vet said his use of the paper, apparently torn from an Islamic studies school textbook, was a mistake.

If he is convicted he could be sentenced to life in prison.

Pakistan's blasphemy laws carry harsh penalties for anyone who insults Islam. Critics say they target a disproportionate number of people from religious minorities.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48438333


The clinic and other Hindu-owned shops were targeted by the mob, witnesses said

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Reply Pakistan vet charged with blasphemy over medicine 'wrapped in religious text' (Original post)
Eugene May 2019 OP
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Major Nikon May 2019 #2
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:27 PM

1. If the GOP has its way we will have blasphemy laws of our own.

The current batch of supposed religious freedom laws are inching us closer to the Christian version of Sharia law.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:47 PM

2. We always have

Blue laws never went away.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:45 PM

4. Make no mistake...

there are plenty of fundamentalists and evangelicals who would love to have laws like this in order to gain dominance over this country.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:38 PM

3. The Religion of Peace strikes against nt

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