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Pakistani Panel Urges Harsher Penalty for False Blasphemy Accusations

Pakistanis who make false accusations of blasphemy should receive the same punishment as those convicted of the offense, a special committee on human rights in Pakistan's Senate recommended Tuesday.  "This recommendation does not intend to tamper with the existing blasphemy law of the country. It suggests that the law should not be misused," Nasreen Jalil, head of the special committee, told VOA. Blasphemy is considered an enormously sensitive charge in Pakistan....

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