Pak political party JUI-S calls for a ban on Bible

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Karachi, Jun 10: Pakistan is slowly and steadily becoming a country rooted in extremism, terrorism and sheer anarchy. A fact that reaffirmed when a Pakistani political party called for the ban on the Bible. The party, Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam- Samiul Haq (JUI-S) pleaded with the Supreme Court and said that the ban be implemented within 30 days.

Calling the religious book of Christianity, the Bible “blasphemous", the JUI-S appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take a suo moto case on the ban. The case was reported in the The Express Tribune and quoted Maulana Abdur Raoof Farooqi, the party leader.

Farooqi stated that the Bible 'contains blasphemous passages that are a cause of humiliation for Muslims." He also issued a statement in a threatening tone and said that if the Chief Justice did not accept the writ withing a month, the matter would be presented to an independent tribunal that comprises judges from the Federal Shariat Court.

The party leader hopes the matter to be settled judicially and with space for Christian representatives to have a say in the matter. Farooqi also threatened that if te petition was unsuccessful, then the “pages from the Bible will be burned all over the world."

Pervez Rafique, the Pakistan People"s Party MPA who is also the member of the central organising committee of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance said that any no such action should be taken by the Supreme Court. He also added that it was an issue of a religion that is being followed across the world. Rafique commented, “We totally condemn this demand from their party. It is against religious freedom and violates the right to practice our religion as granted by the UN charter."

He questioned, “How can they ban the Bible that is followed throughout the world?"

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