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Christian lawyer leads protest against increasing misuse of the blasphemy laws


A Pakistani Christian lawyer leads a protest against the augmenting misuse of blasphemy law against the religious minorities specially Christians in Pakistan. This protest was held on September 27, following a recently recorded case when a Christian teenager was embroiled in a fallacious blasphemy case.

Pakistani Christians protest against misuse of blasphemy law

This protest was led by a Christian Woman Lawyer Jacqueline Sultan Advocate High Court Sindh who raised her voice against the ever increasing misuse of blasphemy law against Christians. Advocate Jacqueline Sultan demanded that the government must intervene to make sure that the Christian teenager Nabeel Masih be released after being detained after blasphemy accusations.

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She also implored the government to provide Nabeel Masih and his family fail safe security so as to ward off extra judicial violence against the lad or Christians. She reiterated her resolution that her fight against the deliberate crimes such as human rights abuses, religion based persecution and discrimination and atrocities committed against Pakistani Christians and other religious minorities.

During the protest Advocate Jacqueline Sultan heaped condemnation upon the recent incident of fake blasphemy accusations heaped on a 16-years-old Christian boy Nabeel Masih. He was entangled in the blasphemy accusations, over allegedly liking a picture of Islamic sacred place Khana-e-Qaaba on Facebook.

Nabeel Masih resident of District Kasur, Punjab Province was booked by police after an FIR was registered over compliant reported by Akhtar Ali claims that he saw the blasphemous post on Nabeel’s Masih’s Facebook timeline. He maintained that the picture had been posted in a “derogatory manner” which would hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.