Pakistan’s parliament outlaws lynching, forced conversion
February 09, 2017
The Pakistani parliament has passed a law outlawing lynching and forced conversions.
The move was welcomed by lay Christian activists. Samuel Pyara, president of the Bright Future Society, told AsiaNews that “mob justice has become a part of people’s mindset. There was a great need to make it a punishable offense, and we appreciate the government’s action.”
The nation of 202 million is 97% Muslim.