Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2nd Class By Government Writ

Daily Times columnist Dr. Manzur Ejaz writes the following:

Somehow, Muslims have convinced themselves that they are super-humans. They believe that the world should be very attentive to the Muslims’ religious and cultural sensitivities while they can persecute any minority. Religious minorities are persecuted in other countries as well (Christian persecution in India is widespread). However, the difference is that, unlike India and other countries, Pakistan’s constitution provides the grounds for minority discrimination. The Blasphemy Law has become a tool and rallying point for religious organisations for their continuous domination of the political space.
As a result, non-Muslims are automatic second-class citizens and subject to abuse with little or no legal recourse.