Lahore, Pakistan, Jan 6, 2017 / 06:01 am
Supporters of Pakistan's strict blasphemy law attempted to march in Lahore on Wednesday, but were thwarted when police made more than 150 arrests.
The nation's blasphemy laws impose strict punishment on those who desecrate the Quran or who defame or insult Muhammad.
The Jan. 4 demonstrations would have fallen on the sixth anniversary of the 2011 assassination of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, a prominent advocate of changing the strict blasphemy law. He was killed by his own security guard, Mumtaz Qadri, for his stance on the law.
Some backers of the strict anti-blasphemy law consider Qadri a hero.