Clamping down: Fresh legislation in the works to control hate speech

Source: ET

ISLAMABAD: In an apparent move to accelerate implementation of the National Action Plan, the government plans to introduce new laws to combat hate speech in the country.

Under the proposed ‘Hate Speech and Inciting Literature’ laws, it will not be permitted to express hatred towards someone based on ethnicity, religion, sect, nationality, race or colour, according to senior officials in the interior ministry and the ministry of law, justice and human rights.

“Under this new legislation, the expression of hate speech, threatening communication and abusive literature will be forbidden,” a senior interior ministry official told The Express Tribune. “Clerics will be barred from delivering lectures via loudspeakers in mosques and Madaris.”

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3 replies

  1. Does Hate literature include calling a prophet of other people a liar and an imposter on all government forms?

    Does the Pakistani Government need a lecture on hypocrisy?

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