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Author: Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadra, 4th Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
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SECTION 295C PAKISTAN CRIMINAL CODE
“… members of the Ahmadiyya community … can be imprisoned and even sentenced to death solely for the exercise of their right to freedom of religion…”
Pakistan: violations of human rights of Ahmadis
September 1991
AI Index: ASA/33/15/91

The following is the text of 295C PPC which provides for the death penalty or life imprisonment for blasphemy. In 1992, by order of the Federal Shariat Court, 295-C PPC was amended to make death the only possible penalty for blasphemy. The National Assembly did not amend the PPC or appeal the decision of the Court in the time allowed by the decision. By order of the Court, failure to amend or appeal the decision in the alloted time resulted in the allowance for life imprisonment to be deemed struck. While the wording has not changed, death is now the mandatory penalty.

Click hrer for a partial list of cases filed under PPC 295c.

Printed by the Manager, Printing Corporation of Pakistan Press, Islamabad
Published by the Manager of Publications, Karachi

ACT III of 1986
CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1986

AN ACT TO FURTHER AMEND THE PAKISTAN PENAL CODE AND THE CODE OF CRIMINAL LAW PROCEDURE,1898

(Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 12th October 1986)

The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on the 5th October, 1986, and is hereby published for general information:

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860) and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act of 1893), for the purposes hereinafter appearing:

Vol. XXXVIII-1986    Central Statues             71
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It is hereby enacted as follows:

1. Short title and commencement.
(1) This act may be called the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1986
(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Insertion of new section 295-C, Act XLV of 1860. In the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), after section 295-B, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:

"295-C, Use of derogatory remarks, etc., in respect of the Holy Prophet. Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine."

3. Amendment of Schedule II, Act V of 1898. In the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898), in Schedule II, after the entries relating to section 295-A, the following new entries shall be inserted, namely:

295-B
Defiling, etc., of copy of Holy Quran
May arrest without warrant
Ditto
Ditto
Imprisonment for life
Court of Session
295-C
Use of Derogatory remarks, etc., in respect of the Holy Prophet.
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Death or imprisonment for life, and fine
Court of Session presided by a Muslim

Registered No. S1033

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