Peshawar: Christians exasperated over blasphemous posts on social media

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Christians in Peshawar rant and rave over a blasphemous post on social media. The agitated protestors heaped condemnation urging for an action against responsible elements. They said that such posts not only hurt the religious sentiments of a particular section of society but also sows discord and taints social harmony.

Christians in Peshawar

For this reason, the local Christian community held a protest outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, November 7. The protesters said that such acts are highly condemnable, and called upon the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the act and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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At this occasion, Bishop Humphrey Peter from Diocese of Peshawar said that Pakistani Christians are repeatedly involved in the efforts to uphold and propagate interfaith harmony. During his address, he said that Christians have been always promoting peace and tolerance in the society nonetheless, such posts are hurting the sentiments of Christians.

Furthermore, Bishop Humphrey Peter appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to take action against such elements and bring them to justice by handing them stern punishment under article 295-C of FIA cybercrime Act.