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‘The Judiciary Has Become Much More Religious In Interpreting The Law’

“In every judgement, our SC invokes Article 2(a). This is an imprecise article that talks of democracy as enunciated by Islam.”

‘The Judiciary Has Become Much More Religious In Interpreting The Law’
Apoorva Salkade
‘The Judiciary Has Become Much More Religious In Interpreting The Law’
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Human rights advocate Asma Jahangir, dubbed “Little Heroine” after demonstrating against Zia-ul-Haq’s religious laws in 1982, defines the modern face of Pakistan. She was president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, has chaired the Pakistan Human Rights Commission, and has won international awards for defending the rights of women, children and minorities. Excerpts from an interview with Bharat Bhushan:

Have the judiciary and the bar become the Opposition in Pakistan?

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