42 blasphemy cases registered in Pakistan in August:
Posted on September 8th, 2020

Naya Daur, September 2, 2020. SOUTH ASIAN DEFENCE REVIEW

According to data compiled by a social media user, at least 42 cases pertaining to blasphemy were registered across Pakistan in the month of August. Most of those accused of blasphemy belonged to the Shia community, who have been booked under 295-A and 298 sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for allegedly ‘insulting the companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’. Similarly, members of Ahmadiyya and Christian communities are also among the people accused of blasphemy.

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