Naila Inayat writes for Religion News Service.
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Pakistani Court Ruling Aims to Publicly Identify All Religious Minorities
“Why should my religion be a business of the state? If my religion is mentioned on the identity card, that makes me even more vulnerable as a minority,” said Asher Daniel, 19, a university student in Lahore and a Christian.
To Escape Abusive Marriages, Many Christians in Pakistan Convert to Islam
Masih recently filed for divorce from a husband she said “frequently beats me up” and a mother-in-law who she said burned her leg with coal.
But under the country’s laws, she must produce a witness who would testify to committing adultery with her husband. As a result, she’s now reluctantly planning to renounce her faith.