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World Council of Churches slams Pakistan's blasphemy law

Catholic World News - July 26, 2010

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has joined the Catholic bishops of Pakistan in a call for repeal of that country’s blasphemy law.

In a letter to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Ministro Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, the WCC pointed to the recent killing of two Pakistani Christians as the latest evidence that the blasphemy law is being used as a pretext for assaults on the country’s Christian minority. The WCC said that the blasphemy law seems to be “arbitrarily applied” and complaints of violations are often “founded on malicious accusations against individuals and groups."

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