Responsible for Equality and Liberty, (REAL); a Washington based organization advocates religious freedom and freedom of conscience for all.
Religious freedom and a freedom of morals which has been cohesively mandated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (UDHR); plainly described in Article 18 of the UDHR, which affirms “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”
REAL, has urged Pakistani Media, and Christians as well as Muslims to beseech Government of Pakistan, to make necessary measures for religious protection of the minorities in Pakistan; ensuring their religious freedom. REAL, deems blasphemy laws, a threat to religious liberation and social identity of the minorities in Pakistan. The organization appraises the controversial law as a violation of human rights.
By Madeeha Shakeel