Blasphemy victim’s house set on fire twice

Stephen Masih’s house has been set on fire twice in the recent month. The first incident occurred on 18th October, and the second on the 22nd. Luckily nobody was at home, so everybody is safe, but household goods have turned to ashes while the building is severely damaged. Family members who were already in hiding…

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Pakistani Christian avoids blasphemy charge

A Pakistani Christian sanitation worker was falsely accused of blasphemy. But after police intervened in the case of Amir Masih from Yousafabad, a small town near Faisalabad, the blasphemy charges against him were dropped. When collecting rubbish from local homes, Masih found a bag containing pages from the Bible and Quran. When Masih took the…

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‘Pakistani government responsible for failures in Aasia Bibi case’

Aasia Bibi’s lawyer believes that the Pakistani government’s failures are responsible for her predicament. He said that it has failed to uphold numerous legal requirements in the case her. Saiful Malook claims that Pakistani officials been influenced by religious extremists who want Christian Bibi to be killed for her alleged crime. He told Asia News:…

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CLAAS visits blasphemy victims Shafqat and Shagufta in Prison

On August 7, CLAAS’s team, headed by Mr. Joseph Francis, National Director, along with Emmanuel Masih, father of Shafqat, and Shafqat and Shagufta’s son visited him in district jail Faisalabad. This is a rare case where both husband and wife are charged with blasphemy and imprisoned in two different jails. Shafqat Masih is at District…

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Pakistani Christian fears for life after fiancée abducted

A Pakistani Christian man is fearing for his life after her fiancée was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and forced to marry a Muslim man. Sajid Maish from Changa Manga, Punjab, got engaged to Christian Nabila Bibi one year ago, and they were due to get married in November. But Bibi was abducted by Muslim…

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Pakistani school textbooks biased against non-Muslims

Pakistani textbooks teach kids intolerance toward religious minorities, says strecent study found that school textbooks in Pakistan teach children intolerance and superiority toward those of other religions. Pakistani school textbooks are biased towards the country’s Muslim majority and teach intolerance towards religious minorities, a study has found. The books were also found to lack content…

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