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America Religious Freedom Report In Hindi: Pakistan A Country Of Special Concern In American Religious Freedom Report -Newshubweek

America Religious Freedom Report In Hindi: Pakistan A Country Of Special Concern In American Religious Freedom Report
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Written by Arindam

Islamabad. The United States of America (USA) has placed Pakistan in the ‘Country of Special Concern’ category as part of its annual International Religious Freedom Report. The report reviewed the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories around the world. As reported by Sama TV, the section in its 2000-page report pointed to religious violence, religious discrimination and persecution, failure to comply with basic evidence standards of law enforcers and the judiciary, particularly regarding Pakistan. In cases of blasphemy.

The report said that on November 15, 2021, the Secretary of State designated Pakistan as a ‘Country of Special Concern’ (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for not indulging in or tolerating particularly serious violations. Re-nominated. Announced the relaxation of restrictions on religious freedom and the designation in the national interests of the United States.

blasphemy is the biggest concern
As per Sama TV report, Pakistan was first designated as CPC in 2018. The report cited a non-governmental organization’s (NGO) Center for Social Justice (CSJ) report that authorities charged and imprisoned some 84 individuals for blasphemy in 2021, compared to 199 CSJs reported in 2020. When NGOs reported a rise in blasphemy cases.

16 people sentenced to death
During the year, at least 16 people accused of blasphemy were executed across the country, but none were executed. The report further noted that non-governmental organizations (NGOs), legal observers and religious minority representatives continue to express concerns about the failure of lower courts to adhere to basic evidence standards in blasphemy cases. Concerns have also been expressed about the slow pace of adjudication of these cases, which has led to the detention of suspects for some years, the report said.

Atrocities on minorities increased
They were waiting for their initial trial or appeal. High courts overturned their sentences for lack of evidence and acquitted some of the guilty. Throughout the year, unidentified persons attacked and killed religiously motivated Christians, Ahmadis, Sikhs, Sunnis, Shias and Hindus. The attackers’ links with organized terrorist groups were unknown.

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