Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress (PCC) expressed apprehensions, on May 16, 2014, on double standards of implementation of Blasphemy law on citizens of Pakistan and demanded immediate release of blasphemy accused Christians.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress (PCC) expressed apprehensions, on May 16, 2014, on double standards of implementation of Blasphemy law on citizens of Pakistan because when any Muslim commits blasphemy on electronic media watched by millions then he is pardoned on an simple apology note but when a Christian or Ahmadiyyia community member is allegedly accused of blasphemy by one Muslim spectator then he faces death sentence no matter how repeatedly he sworn that he has not defiled name of Holy Prophet of Muslims.
He further said, “All Christian victims of blasphemy laws after arrests have publically denied committing blasphemy but not any court or complainant have pardoned them but when a Muslim cleric or any Muslim very openly defiles name of Prophet Mohammad then uproar of Islamic decrees appear to Pardon these Muslims.”
Nazir Bhatti showed grief while commenting on a morning show of GEO TV in which a lady host committed blasphemy along with many other Muslim participants which was seen by millions of viewers but no FIR was lodged. Furthermore, Muslim clerics issued decree that registration of case under blasphemy law is not necessary after apology of show host. On the contrary, when a Christian woman Asia Bibi, mother of five children, was blamed for blasphemy by her Muslim co-workers, she was tortured and arrested despite her repeating statement that “She has not uttered any word to defile Prophet Mohammad but no one comes forward to Pardon her.”
It is on record that all Christian victim of blasphemy were arrested on alleged complains of only one Muslim on any personal disagreement or quarrels.
Nazir Bhatti said, “Christian colonies were set on fire, Christians were burnt alive, Christian were brutally murdered in court compounds, Christians were gunned downed and Christian worship places were attacked by Muslim mob on pretext to blasphemy while none of Muslim blasphemer was ever arrested in Pakistan”
PCC Chief demanded immediate release of Asia Bibi, Sawan Masih, Shagufta Kasur and Shafqat Emmanuel who had been sentenced to death under allegations of blasphemy and dozens of other Christians and Ahmadiyyia victims of blasphemy who are in jails waiting for trials and forgiveness.
In addition, Nazir Bhatti urged Muslim clerics to issue decree that if blasphemy accused Christians might also be pardoned and released on a written apology note.