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Christian couple held in Pak for sending blasphemous texts

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 14:46

Lahore: A Christian couple has been arrested in Gojra district of Pakistan`s Punjab province for sending `blasphemous` mobile phone text messages to Muslims.

Complainants - Tehsil Bar Association President Anwar Mansoor Goraya and trader Malik Muhammad Hussain - told police that the Saint Cathedral School watchman Shafqat Masih and his wife Shagufta Masih had sent them blasphemous text messages.
A Gojra judicial magistrate yesterday sent the couple on judicial remand.

The police registered a blasphemy case under section 295-C of Pakistan Penal Code against the accused, residents of Gojra Christian Colony, some 200 kilometres from Lahore.

The accused, however, denied the allegation.

Two weeks ago, a Pakistani court had handed down life imprisonment to a 27-year-old Christian man for sending `blasphemous` mobile text messages to some Muslim clerics in the same district.


First Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 14:45
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