Pak Islamic body demands death penalty for false blasphemy accusations

Islamabad, Sept. 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has told the Nawaz Sharif-led government to give the death penalty to people convicted for making false accusations of blasphemy.

The council came up with the amendments in the country's blasphemy laws to put an end to its misuse, the Daily Times reports.

The CII reached the decision after suggestions came from human rights activists and civil society members to fix the same penalty for the person who falsely accuses of blasphemy as the accused.

According to the report, the proposed amendment would ensure that nobody dares to use religion to settle personal scores.

The council had faced severe criticism over its controversial ruling in May 2013 which discarded DNA as primary evidence in rape cases. (ANI)

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