Blasphemy in Pakistan: A long way to go

The Hindu minority in Pakistan represent only six million out of 187 million, but they account for the vast majority of blasphemy accusations.

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Paul Bhatti receives the 2012 John Diefenbaker Award on behalf of his late brother, Shahbaz Bhatti, in March.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 09/13/2012 12:00 am EDT

It was a welcome change from the usual dreary story: a Christian or a Hindu Pakistani accused of blasphemy on flimsy grounds, tried, and sentenced to prison—or found innocent, set free and then murdered by some Muslim fanatic. This time was different.

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