گست 2017 کی بلاسفیمی رپورٹI

دنیا بھر میں ٹیلی کمیونیکیشن کا دھماکہ خیز پھیلاؤ ترقی کا باعث بنا ہے۔ پاکستان میں انٹرنیٹ نے بعض آفتیں بھی نازل کی ہیں۔ اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ کے جسٹس شوکت عزیز صدیقی جنہوں نے مارچ میں ایک خوفناک بیان دیا تھا کہ انٹرنیٹ پر موجود بلاسفیمی شدہ مواد دہشت گردی جیسا ہے، ایک مرتبہ…

The Blasphemy Report – August 2017

Month in review The worldwide telecommunications explosion has been a catalyst for progess; in Pakistan the internet has unleashed demons of its own. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court, who in March made the alarming statement that “blasphemous” content on the internet is akin to terrorism, has once again spoken. This time…

Younis Massih

  Younis Massih was falsely accused of blasphemy, and released in 2010 after spending six years in jail after the charges against him were found false. His imprisonment is not over, as he lives under the shadow of his accusation. As a blasphemy accuse he faces economic ostracization; unable to find permanent employment and having…

Ashfaq Massih

  On 15th June 2017, Ashfaq Massih, a twenty one year old Christian bicycle mechanic in Lahore was arrested after being accused of blasphemy, after a payment dispute. Muhammad Ishfaq had brought his bicycle for repair and after repair asked Asfaq Massih to waive his payment of Rs 30 (30 cents US). When Ashfaq Massih refused Muhammad…

Babu Shahbaz

  Babu Shahbaz Masih, 40, from the Kamahan district of Lahore, was arrested on 30 December 2016, after Haji Nadeem,  a rival shopkeeper with whom Babu Shahbaz’s family has a long running dispute, accused him of writing his name on a copy of the Koran, then ripping up its pages. Babu is a Christian evangelist –…

Nabeel Massih

In September 2016, in the small town of Bhai Pheru, in district Kasur, Punjab, Nabeel Massih, an illiterate sixteen year old Christian boy; a sweeper’s son, was arrested and charged under sections 295 and 295 A of the Blasphemy Law for simply “liking” a picture on social media; that he was neither the author of nor was he…