Indian Muslim body condemns beheading of Mr Paty

News Desk: Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy, a forum for the community, on Sunday condemned the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, near Paris on October 16, and called for abolishing apostasy and blasphemy laws.

“We are here to condemn in unequivocal terms, no ifs and buts, not only the man responsible for this barbaric act but all those who had any role in the instigation of the crime as also all those who seek to justify it,” civil rights activist Javed Anand said at a webinar organised by the forum. “We are here not just to condemn the slaying of Mr Paty, but also to demand the abolishing of apostasy and banishing of blasphemy anywhere and everywhere across the world.”