Will Muslims walk free charged in Christian couple lynching like burning alive 8 christens of Gojra?
LAHORE: May 22, 2015. (PCP) An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) charged 106 accused in the lynching case of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan last year.
The court has also summoned prosecution witnesses to record their statements against the accused.
Last year, on November 4, 2014, Shama and Shehzad were beaten to death by an charged mob over false accusation of blasphemy and then thrown into the furnace of a brick kiln where the couple worked.
On August 1, 2009, Muslim mob burnt alive 8 Christian Children, Women and elder man in Christian Town, in Gojra, Punjab province of Pakistan. The arrests were made against Muslim extremist’s attackers on burning alive Christian but none of them was punished but all accused were set free by courts because government presented flawed charge sheets to safe their Muslim culprit fellow Muslim.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC in a statement issued from Central Secretariat of PCC said that Christian fear that culprit charged in Christian couple lynching will not be punished like Muslim charged in burning alive of 8 Christians in Gojra because real culprits involved in charge sheet of lynching of Shama Bibi and Shahzad Masih are not named in this charge sheet.
According to reports, mob of 1200 Muslims was led by one ruling party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Group PML (N) member of Punjab Assembly along with other ruling party leaders who threw Christian couple alive in furnace of Brick Kiln Factory on November 4, 2014, on accusation of blasphemy but administration not put their names in First Information Report FIR.
Nazir Bhatti said “There are many accused on bails from lower courts from these charged 106 culprits in lynching of Christian Couple while criminal charged in murder cases under terrorism laws cannot be easily bailed out which indicates that police have not prepared charge sheet on facts”
“Will Muslims accused in charge sheet of Christian Couple punished or walk free on streets like Muslims accused in burning alive of 8 Christians in Gojra? Its big question in minds of Pakistani Christians” added Nazir Bhatti