Christian couple beaten to death for 'desecrating Quran': police

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    Christian couple beaten to death for 'desecrating Quran': police

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    LAHORE: An enraged mob beat a Christian couple to death and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Holy Quran, police said.

    The incident took place at the town of Kot Radha Kishan, some 60 kilometres southwest of Lahore, and is the latest example of mob violence against minorities accused of blasphemy.

    “A mob attacked a Christian couple after accusing them of desecration of the Holy Quran and later burnt their bodies at a brick kiln where they worked,” local police station official Bin-Yameen told AFP.

    “Yesterday an incident of desecration of the Holy Quran took place in the area and today the mob first beat the couple and later set their bodies on fire at a brick kiln,” he added.

    Another police official confirmed the incident.

    Read: Timeline of accused under blasphemy law

    The victims were only identified by their first names, Shama and Shehzad, and were a married couple.

    Pakistan's brick kiln workers are often subject to harsh practices, with a study by the Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan estimating that 4.5 million are indentured labourers.

    Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has constituted a three-member committee to fast track the investigation of the killings and ordered police to beef up security at Christian neighbourhoods in the province, an official from his media office told AFP.

    Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in the country, with even unproven allegations often prompting mob violence. Anyone convicted, or even just accused, of insulting Islam, risks a violent and bloody death at the hands of vigilantes.

    A Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, has been on death row since November 2010 after she was found guilty of making derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during an argument with a Muslim woman.

    An elderly British man with severe mental illness, sentenced to death for blasphemy in January, was shot by a prison guard last month.


    The reality of Pakistan today is that mere accusation of this crime, howsoever unsubstantiated, instantly imperils the life of the individual concerned, and that threat persists not only throughout his incarceration, but even after acquittal.

    Minorities are particularly impacted by the blasphemy law. Firstly, they are disproportionately targeted as compared to their actual representation in the population.

    Secondly, when one of them is accused, the entire community is made to suffer, as illustrated by the mob violence in Joseph Colony, Gojra, etc or in lesser known cases where communities have been intimidated into moving en masse out of the locality. In fact, the desire to grab land or settle personal scores often underlies blasphemy allegations. That is all the more reason the law needs to be revisited.

    Christian couple beaten to death for 'desecrating Quran': police - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

    I wonder these guys are using the blasphemy law for their personal gains like suppressing anyone who opposes bonded labor.
     
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    How Pork! mind works ......... some xians living there what should we do "yup they burned our sh** book" then pieceful mob gathered in minutes & kill them piecefully,well with these Neanderthals our SICKulars want talks&aman ki aasha :lol: :lol:
     
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    Even used for settling personal and property dispute.
     
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    Do u mean ISIS,Let,Bokoharam,Alkaida,Taliban..... have any personal and property disputes with people they are killing

    It is just teaching of so called holy book.They know police&law don't capture any one, if they branded Kafir as Blasphemy.So they simply kill these kafirs.There is only 2-3% minorities & mostly they hide their identity else they eradicated completely.Just wait few yrs it will become LAND OF PURE (100% muslims like Afg&Somalia and peace all over :lol:)
     
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    Even-though I didn't say what you have written, what will you do if I say 'yes' to the above.
     
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    So much for tolerance.
    Pakistan..Its the land of pure idiots not just the pure!
     
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    What will i do...... give me ur address, i will send some suicide bombers :wave:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I would have, but for the fear of you your-self walking in [all strapped up], if your Suicide Bomber is denied Indian Visa. :shocked:
     
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    By reading the title I could guess it ought to be Pakistan or some jahil Islamic country.......😁
     
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    By reading the title I could guess it ought to be Pakistan or some jahil Islamic country.......😁
     
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    Disgusting Pakis...primitive, mindless creatures who think people of other faiths can be murdered for any reason. Shame ...Paki end is certainly near..their minds are getting crazier by each day.
     
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    there wee reports of paki muslims flushing qoran in drains (which of course were found later), why not kill them ?
     
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    This is because Pakistan wants to undertake a sly genocide by using a bogus law like the Blasphemy Law which any idiot Muslim can label and there will be no legal inquiry and the Sharia court will take action since a Muslim's word is valid and the non Muslim's version is invalid.
     
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    50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death

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    KASUR: Police arrested on Wednesday 50 villagers who were part of a mob which reportedly burnt alive a Christian couple in a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan for allegedly desecrating pages of the Holy Quran. The woman, mother of three, was pregnant.

    Kasur District Police Officer Jawad Qamar confirmed the arrests and said a local religious leader had fanned the issue. But the DPO did not disclose his name.

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    Police and witnesses told Dawn that announcements had been made from mosques on Tuesday asking villagers to gather at the Yousaf brick kiln where 25-year-old Shama and her husband Shahzad Masih worked as bonded labourers.

    Over 1,000 charged people from three villages took out the couple from a room (where they had taken shelter) after tearing apart its roof. The mob tortured the couple before putting them into the kiln’s furnace.

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    The mob held hostage five policemen who tried to rescue the couple. The villagers also manhandled some media personnel and snatched their cameras.

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and the latter constituted a three-member committee comprising the secretary of minority affairs, chairman of CM’s inspection team and additional IG to investigate the matter.

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    On instructions of the chief minister, Kasur police enhanced security of the Christian community in the village and in Klarkabad, mostly inhabited by Christians about 3km from Chak 59, the place of the incident.

    Police registered a case against 660 villagers, including 60 who have been nominated in the FIR. Police also blocked all routes leading to Chak 59 and Klarkabad.

    There are about 12 houses of the Christian community in Chak 59 and all the residents had left the village when this correspondent reached there on Wednesday. The local Muslim population also left the villages because police were raiding their houses.

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    The village wore a deserted look and its only market comprising some makeshift shops was closed. Police were deployed at various corners of the village.

    According to the FIR lodged on the complaint of Sub-Inspector Mohammad Ali of Chowki Factory Area, police received information that villagers were torturing a Christian woman and her husband. A police team comprising five personnel reached the place but about 600 charged villagers had besieged a room where Shama and Shahzad Masih had taken shelter for fear of the mob. Some villagers tore apart the roof of the room and forcibly took the couple out.

    They thrashed the couple before dragging them to the kiln where 18 accused, including the kiln owner Mohammad Yousaf Gujar and his accountants Shakeel and Afzal, allegedly removed a lid from one of the openings of the furnace and threw the couple into it.

    “Both Shama and Shahzad were reduced to ashes in no time,” the FIR said.

    It said that 60 accused nominated in the FIR, including the kiln owner and his staff, had incited the villagers to violence by managing announcements through loudspeakers of the mosques in Chak 59, Chak 60, Chak Rossa and Chak Bhail. The accused burnt the Christian couple alive, beat up police officials and fanned a mass hysteria.

    The Kot Radha Kishan police station registered the case under sections 302, 436, 201, 148, 149, 353 and 186 of the PPC and 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

    On Wednesday, police produced 43 of the arrested people before an anti-terrorism court which remanded four of them in police custody and sent 39 others to jail on judicial remand.

    Bilqees, a local Muslim resident, told Dawn that Shama, known in the village as Saima, married Shahzad Masih about eight years ago. They had three children aged between two and seven.

    She said Shama was pregnant at the time of the incident. Nazir Masih, father-in-law of Shama, was a faith healer and died a few weeks ago. After his death, Shama had burnt some of his belongings, including papers.

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    Answering a question, she said Shama was illiterate.

    Bilqees said a vendor who had visited the brick kiln found the pages of the Holy Quran and showed them to the villagers. Later on Tuesday morning, hundreds of villagers gathered at the kiln and burnt the couple alive without even listening to Shama.

    “She was screaming that she was unaware of what the papers were about, but no-one listened to her,” Bilqees said.

    Abdul Shakoor, a male member of the Bilqees family, said the mob’s behaviour could not be justified and the treatment meted out to the young couple was inhuman and brutal.

    General Secretary of the All Pakistan Brick Kiln Association, Mehar Abdul Haq, told Dawn that the kiln owner had been nominated in case, although he was not present at the time of the incident. He demanded a fair inquiry into the matter.

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    Meanwhile, members of the Christian community held protest demonstrations in Kot Radha Kishan on Wednesday.

    50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death - Newspaper - DAWN.COM
     
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    Pakistani Muslims are the spawn of the devil. The country is a Godforsaken nation and is fast sliding down the slippery road to hell where it deserves to be. RIP the Christian couple and may God bless their families and friends.
     
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