On 5th November 2017 St. Andrew Presbyterian church organized a special prayer service in the memory of Shama and Shahzad in Canada.
In 2014 Shama, 24, and Shahzad Masih, 26, were assault by a hyperactive mob who, after scratch their clothes, breaking their bones, dragging them across the village, threw them in the burning furnace of the brick kiln where the latter worked. Shama, a mother of three, was four months pregnant. Shama, onlookers say, was wearing clothes that did not burn easily, so her clothes were torn off her, and she was wrapped into cotton whereas cotton burns easily. And she had to be burnt. The crowd had decided.
A Pakistani anti-terror court has sentenced five individuals to death over the murdering of a Christian couple who were lynched and consumed in an kiln after being falsely accused of blasphemy.
The passings of Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi caused shock in Pakistan and saw other Christian families living close to their home in Punjab escape the zone in fear.
The uneducated couple had been falsely accused of tossing out pages of the Quran along with the rubbish, desecrating the Muslim holy book.