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Pakistani academics battle blasphemy law

Human rights activists slam draconian law and call for the protection of freedom of speech

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Pakistani academics battle blasphemy law

Sajid Soomro (pink shirt) was arrested at his house in Khairpur in Pakistan's Sindh province. (Photo supplied)

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Moments before his arrest on blasphemy charges, Sajid Soomro called for help on Facebook Live.

“Friends, people of Sindh. I’m a 19-grade professor and currently at home. I wrote a post on Sufism (mysticism), which led to this development. Now the police are trying to enter my house where there are women and children. What kind of law and state is it? Make it known at international level” he said, breathing heavily.

“I am a Muslim and I perform five times prayers. It’s all a reaction of my disagreement with a maulvi (cleric). Stand by me,” he stated in another Facebook video before police pushed him in a black van.

The professor in the Sindhi language department at Shah Abdul Latif University was arrested on June 10 at his house in Khairpur, southern Sindh province.

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