Short films, posters on persecution of Christians in Pakistan showcased in Geneva

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 14 (ANI): Short films depicting the persecution of the Christian minority in Pakistan was showcased during the 37th session of United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva. A special screening of short films at Broken Chair, outside the UN office, highlighted the plight of the Christian minority in Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as they continue to remain victims of Islamic fundamentalism and state atrocities. Christians stood only two-three percent of Pakistan’s total population who are being persecuted under the infamous blasphemy law. Pakistan’s blasphemy laws date back to the military dictatorship of General Muhammad Zia ul Haq. In 1980, making a derogatory remark against any Islamic personage was defined as a crime under Pakistan’s Penal Code Section 295, punishable by three years in prison.

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