Almost 8 months ago, Shafaqat Emmanuel, who is partially paralyzed and his wife, Shagufta Kausar were accused blasphemy charges are facing obscurity.
The couple’s legal representatives, have been receiving repeatedly threaten, fright that the husband will be given the death penalty and that his wife will be sentenced to 35 years in prison. Over the last few months their advocates have been making t best of their efforts to acquire aid from the Session Court and High Court of Lahore.
A month after Emmanuel, who is partially paralyzed, lost his cell phone, local Muslims reportedly began receiving offensive text messages from the phone. When the police filled a complaint against them and came to arrest them, Shagufta told the police that they have lost the Cell phone a month ago. She denied the charges, but police started 3rd degree torture on Shafaqat Masih who is Crippled and physically challenged. They tortured him in front of his wife and Four Children.
Shafaqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kausar were arrested in Gojra District for allegedly sending the Blasphemous text messages to the Local Muslims. Police registered the FIR 407/13 under section 295-B and 295-C.