Pakistan, hostage of the religious - The radical left in resistance

Rousset, Pierre
Date Written:  2018-11-13
Publisher:  Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
Year Published:  2018
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23098

Radical leftists strive amid fundamentalist hostility in Pakistan where blasphemy is a serious charge with its roots in colonial religious divisions.



The Pakistani Supreme Court had just declared Asia Bibi innocent of the crime of blasphemy for which she was previously sentenced to death. Religious movements did not accept the decision and fought back, calling to paralyze the country by blocking the roads, opening a major political crisis.

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