According to an international news agency details, 54 year old Ashiq Masih husband of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi –a blasphemy convict said a bounty has been announced for anyone who would kill her. Asia Bibi, a 50 year old Pakistani Christian woman is sentenced to death by Pakistani courts over blasphemy charges under the Pakistani blasphemy law. As said by Ashiq Masih, the announcement of the bounty has been posted. This bounty pledges to reward almost $5,000 to anyone who could kill Bibi.
Asia Bibi was accused of committing blasphemy in 2009, since then she has been behind the bars up till now. He has been struggling for get her free fears that even if Asia Bibi is acquitted by the court her life will always be on the rocks because the Islamic clerics have put a bounty over her head.”The Maulvis [clerics] want her dead,” he claims. “They have announced a prize of [98 to $4,915] for anyone who kills Asia. They have even declared that if the court acquits her they will ensure the death sentence stands.”
The crestfallen and wearied Christian man, along with his five children have been in hiding since the incident and claim that they have changed their dwelling almost 15 times now. He says, “We’d been targeted by villagers for a long time and they often taunted us. There had been many arguments over drainage problems and water pumps, always something to fight over.”