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Will the execution of Governor Taseer’s assassin reopen the debate on Pakistan’s blasphemy law?

Khilji, Usama (2016) Will the execution of Governor Taseer’s assassin reopen the debate on Pakistan’s blasphemy law? South Asia @ LSE (09 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In 2011 Governor of Punjab was assassinated by Mumtaz Qadri for calling for the reform of Pakistan’s restrictive blasphemy law. On 29 February 2016, Qadri was executed for his crime. Usama Khilji writes that the execution shows the State’s firm rejection of violent extremism and mob justice. However, it also raises concerns about the barriers to reforming the blasphemy law and protecting the rights of minorities in Pakistan, and reopens the death penalty debate.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 00:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74777

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