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The Asia Bibi case: surrender of a state at the hands of fanatics

Pakistan was virtually besieged by religious fanatics after the Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi in a blasphemy case. Soon after the announcement of the verdict, the founding chairman of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), the cleric Molvi Khadim Hussain Rizvi, called for nationwide protest, and within a few hours the country was brought to a halt by the mobs. Highways […]