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This four-member panel must implement the reforms that we ­suggested and the court ­accepted. I don’t think there will be much difficulty. Of course, it’s a challenging task, but under the watchful eyes of the Supreme Court, the COA would be able to do it.

Justice R. M. Lodha

As a lawyer I have often come across Rafiya Begums and other wretched souls like her – hapless, dejected and broken as they fail time and again in protecting even their most basic rights.

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

Superstition, empty ritual and dogma have always been the foes of rationality, pragmatism and much more importantly, humanism.

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

First of all, let me reiterate that the blasphemy cases in Pakistan are obviously a phenomenon that has captured global attention. That is understandable as it’s a rather unique situation, because blasphemy laws have more or less withered away in most other jurisdictions.

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

As I said before, I have closely examined all the reported Pakistani case law on blasphemy from 1960-2007, which is the period that I reviewed when I wrote my detailed article on these laws that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are a series of laws that are actually based, in many important ways, on colonial antecedents. Several anti-hate speech laws were introduced in the mid-19th and the early 20th century in what was then undivided India.

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

As I said, most of these laws are still intact. An important development, however, took place in the 1980s, while Pakistan was being ruled by a military adventurer General Zia-ul-Haq, who received tremendous impetus and support from Western powers for his undemocratic regime because of his pivotal role in the war against the invading Soviets in Afghanistan.

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

There are many kinds of legal discourses of course that allow much room for critical expression.

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

Quite apart from more conventional work, as a lawyer and an academic I have always been particularly intrigued by how law can be and is manipulated by the powerful against the disempowered. 

Osama Siddique (Lawyer - Scholar - Policy Advisor & Author)

There should be a law that will make it mandatory for onlookers to come forward and help

Abha Singh

The costs to arbitrate under the MCIA are quite competitive and certainly more cost effective than the foreign institutional rules

Cyril Shroff

An individual is never greater than a nation, Nana. But Gandhi has started considering himself greater than the nation.

Nathuram Godse

A Satyagrahi can never fail' was his formula for declaring his own infallibility and nobody except himself knew what a Satyagrahi is. Thus, the Mahatma became the judge and jury in his own cause. 

Nathuram Godse

My confidence about the moral side of my action has not been shaken even by the criticism levelled against it on all sides. 

Nathuram Godse

I have no doubt that honest writers of history will weigh my act and find the true value thereof some day in future.

Nathuram Godse

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