Asif Stephen 16 years old boy held accused of Blasphemy charges under sections 295-B PPC on 12th August 2017. Maulana Qari Rana Mohammad Arshad of the Village jhamkay Tehsil Wazeer Abad, District Gujranwala is the Complainant in this case. Mohammad Nawaz alias Majhu Caste Machi is an eye witness of this case.
On 16th August TVS came to think came to know about blasphemy case which was held registered Village Jhamkay Tehsil Wazeer Abad, District Gujranwala. A fact-finding team was comprised of Chief Executive Aneeqa Maria, Shahid Anthony, Napoleon Qayyum and Asif Yaqoob.
Asif is having 4 siblings named Mujahid, Kajul and Irum Stephen. Among them Kajol is married and the rest is unmarried. His dad Stephen Masih is a Serf at the Muslim Landlords. Asif collects papers and used bottles from rubbish and pitch them to help his family. Asif additionally collects empty bottles from the Sundhay Shah Tomb. Which is around 2Kms far from his home, Though Muhammad Nawaz Alias Maju additionally collects rubbish and containers from the Tomb. Therefore, he always has a grudge against Asif for collecting used bottles and giving him economic loss, as he claimed that this is mine.
The conspiracy started about 25 days ago that is on 18th or 19th July when somebody burnt Holy Quran on the Tomb, but nobody took the notes and only M. Nawaz was talking about it and tried to attract the people upon the issue.
On 12th August Asif went to bazaar to purchase cigarettes Mohammad Nawaz got him there and beating him and starts shouting that Asif broke the cash box from the tomb.
As Mohammad Nawaz beats and shouting at Asif a mob assembled and some of them additionally start beating Asif. Mohammad Nawaz made a call to Qari Rana Rashid Razvi (a fundamentalist and a Former representative of the District Counsil) and told him that he has caught the person who burnt Holy Quran. Qari Rana Rashid Razvi arrived at the spot and without affirming or asking anything he additionally started beating Asif after consuming Holy Quran So the issue of breaking the money box was turned very cunningly into the desecration of the Holy Quran. Somebody from the group made a telephone.
Within an hour Qari Rana Rashid Razvi along with a mob reached Jhamkay police chokey he broke the lock and took Asif from the police custody and started torturing Asif. They wanted to murder him after burning, however the Local police made a telephone call to Ali Purr Chatta police Station and asked them for help. Police from Ali Purr Police Station sought help at Jhamkay Chatta Police Chokey and they took Asif to the Ali Purr Chatta police headquarters. Qari Rana Rashid Razvi alongside a mob went to Ali Purr Chatta police headquarters as a Complainant and Mohammad Nawaz as an eyewitness. Ali Purr Chatta police registered a FIR against Asif and send him to the District Jail Gujranwala.
The Voice Society took up the case and will provide the family legal help as well as financial support.