US Religious Freedom report 2021: ISLAMABAD: The USA Compensation on International Religious Liberty in its annual report 2021 released this month has advised to the United States management to go after the reform of Pakistan’s “public instructional textbooks, educational program, as well as teacher training products” to guarantee the material is inclusive of as well as not biased toward spiritual minorities.
The report, while re-designating Pakistan as a “nation of particular problem,” or CPC, for “participating in organized, ongoing, as well as outright violations of spiritual flexibility”, also seeks the repeal of the “blasphemy and also anti-Ahmedi laws” as well as the release of blasphemy implicated.
The record claimed that till the blasphemy regulation is repealed, Pakistan needs to establish reforms to make blasphemy a bailable offence, need proof by accusers, ensure appropriate examination by elderly police officials, permit authorities to reject unfounded allegations, and also apply the existing penal code posts criminalizing perjury and also incorrect accusations.
The United States federal government is asked to become part of a binding agreement with the Pakistan government to urge considerable actions to attend to religious liberty viola- tions with criteria, including however not restricted to: Launching blasphemy prisoners as well as other people sent to prison for their religious beliefs or beliefs; rescinding blasphemy as well as anti-Ahmadiyya laws; up until the repeal is accomplished, pass reforms to make blasphemy a bailable offense, require evidence by accusers, make certain appropriate examination by senior police officials, allow authorities to reject misguided accusations, as well as enforce existing penal code articles outlawing perjury as well as incorrect accusations.
The record additionally asks Pakistan to resolve extremist unsupported claims typically preceding assaults on minorities, while protecting freedom of expression; hold accountable individuals that prompt or join vigilante violence, targeted killings, required conversions, and various other hate crimes; reform public academic textbooks, curriculum, and also instructor training products to ensure web content is inclusive of and also not biased towards reli-gious minorities; get rid of the need for self-identification of religious beliefs on identity records; enforce targeted permissions on Pakistani federal government companies and authorities in charge of severe infractions of spiritual liberty by freezing those individuals’ properties and/or preventing their entry into the USA under human rights-related monetary and visa authorities, mentioning certain religious liberty offenses.
The report additionally stated that the United States Congress should also support for the launch of spiritual prisoners of conscience in Pakistan, consisting of Junaid Hafeez, Ramzan Bibi, Shafqat Emmanuel, as well as Shagufta Kausar.