Blind Faith: A Documentary On Blasphemy Laws


The following documentary called ‘Blind Faith’ is about the blasphemy law created by the penal code of 1860 and carried in four sections related to offenses against religion. These were originally enacted under British rule to diffuse communal tension in the multi-religion society of the subcontinent. Anyone voluntarily disturbing religious ceremonies was punishable.

In the 1980s, government of Zia-ul-Haq passed an ordinance to insert section 298a, 295b, 295c, 298 a b c which are today known as blasphemy laws. This documentary interviews several esteemed and learned sources about the history and current usage of blasphemy laws as well as several individuals who have been charged under the laws to learn more about their plight.

Part I

Part II




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