Muslim Personal Law Board demanded an anti-blasphemy law, Javed Akhtar said – this is a secular country, there can be no such law

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New DelhiDays after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board demanded an anti-blasphemy law, many intellectuals including lyricist Javet Akhtar and actor Naseeruddin Sham on Saturday strongly opposed the demand. has done. He has said that in a secular country there can be no law to criminalize blasphemy. Recently, the Personal Law Board had drawn the attention of the government to some mischievous elements insulting Prophet Mohammad and said that there should be a law against blasphemy. In a statement issued by the ‘Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy’ (IMSD), it has been said that demanding an anti-blasphemy law is unconstitutional. The statement was signed by Akhtar, Shah, actress Shabana Azmi, filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and a few others. The organization strongly supports the principle that there should be no law criminalizing blasphemy in a secular country, the statement said.

[Attribution to NBT]

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