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FIRs in #MasjidENabvi Outrage DON'T allege blasphemy. ESSENTIAL to understand. Context: Chapter XV of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) contains offences against religion. It has pre-Zia colonial era sections & post-Zia blasphemy sections. Colonial era sections stem from Indian 1/8
Penal Code, 1860. Meant to protect freedom of exercise of religion & prevent one person from insulting religion of another. Thus curbing of hate speech & resulting law & order disruption & dissolution of society. Importantly, they are meant for all religions & to protect each 2/8
creed from attack on its beliefs & practices as well as protection of minority faiths. They all specifically require intent. They all have definitional specificity. In short they provide various protections & are hard to abuse. These include ss 295, 295-A, 296, 297 & 298. 3/8
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