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Pakistan’s high court: government must do more to protect Christians

Catholic World News - June 24, 2014

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the nation’s government to do more to protect the rights of Christians, Hindus, and other religious minorities in the Muslim nation.

“The court directed the federal government to establish a taskforce that will develop strategies to tackle religious intolerance and ordered the government to ensure that hate speech in social media is addressed,” Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a UK-based organization that promotes religious freedom, explained in a statement.

“The court further directed for the development of an appropriate school and college curricula that is unbiased, the formation of a Minority Rights Council, a special police force trained to protect places of worship for minorities, the registering of criminal cases against desecrators of places of worship, and for the 5% employment quota for non-Muslim minorities to be enforced in all sectors administratively controlled by the federal government,” the organization added.

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