Pakistani Blasphemy Laws Deeply Entrenched In Legal System

November 06, 2014 04:38 PM
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Police in Pakistan have arrested at least 44 people in connection with the killing of a Christian couple accused of desecrating a Quran. Police say the man and his wife were beaten to death by an angry mob, and their bodies burned. Moeem Cheema is a native Pakistani and lecturer at Australian National University. He told VOA's Victor Beattie the blasphemy laws are deeply entrenched in the Pakistani legal system: