An angry Muslim mob lynched a man accused of burning the Holy Quran in the Chanighot area of Bahawalpur, burning him to death after pouring petrol on him on Wednesday ,for allegedly desecrating the Quran has raised religious tensions in the region that in recent weeks has seen multiple religiously motivated attacks.
The police reached the spot to control the matter but the mob refused to hand over the accused and continued to torture him.DSP Ahmadpur Rana Naveed Mumtaz, SHO Chanighot Ghulam Muhaudin Gujjar and seven constables were also injured by the mob.
The controversial blasphemy laws in Pakistan have resulted in incarceration and the death penalty being handed to scores of people. Former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer was also shot down by his personal guard for supporting a Christian woman Aasia Bibi accused of blasphemy.
The fear of death is increased among the accused of blasphemy who are in different Pakistani jails,and the accused who are facing agony of trial of blasphemy cases also become terrified after this fearful incident. The human rights activists and organizations also under threats.
We condemn such incidents and demand from UN to make sure the life security of Christians in Pakistan.
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