The ‘Blasphemy Law’ and the politics of violence and intolerance in Pakistan
Speaker: Hina Jilani
One of the most prominent lawyers, social activists and defenders of human
rights in Pakistan, Ms. Jilani served as the Special Representative of the
UN Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders from 2000 – 2008.
She will speak on the origins of the Blasphemy Law – the use of which has
caused the death of several thousand non-Muslims but mainly of Muslims –
over the past twenty-five years in the context of violence in the name of
religion against democratic and secular minded people, and minorities and women.
6.30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15
55 Gould Street, Room SCC 115, Student Centre, Ryerson University
(Just north of Dundas street subway station; a block and a half east of
Yonge near Church)
Organized by: Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians, Family of the
Heart, Forum for Democracy In Pakistan (FDP), Pakistan Development Fund,
Pakhtoon Peace Forum, South Asian People’s Forum.
For Further Information: Omar Latif 416-536-6771