Need for Speculation and Discussion

Two years ago during official training, our trainer, who was an officer of BS-18 of Pakistan Civil Services, was discussing tax laws, Islamic viewpoint of justice and giving an opportunity of being heard to the accused. He said that Islamic teachings enjoin that no one should be punished without giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

To this I interrupted and asked: If Islam teaches this virtue then why do we not give the same opportunity of being heard to those accused of committing blasphemy, as we know, to settle some personal grudges against somebody, they are usually accused of committing blasphemy?

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