Christian man accused under blasphemy, imprisoned for asking for wages from Muslim

The Pakistani Center for Law and Justice sent me this message. The injustice against Christians perpetrated by Muslims using Pakistan’s blasphemy law is ongoing. It is a massive violation of human rights, but the world turns a blind eye. Maybe noticing it would be “islamofauxbia.”

Christian man accused under blasphemy for demanding repair services wage from Muslim

On 15 June 2017, Muhammad Ishtiaq, son of Haji Muhammad Rafique, caste Miraasi, came into the shop of Ashfaq Masih, son of Yaqoob Masih, resident of Green Town, Baghariyan Road, Lahore, to get his bicycle repaired. Ashfaq Masih repaired it and asked him for payment. He replied to him that “I am a Sadhu person and you should have to give me free services,” but Ashfaq Masih said to him, “I only believe in Jesus Christ not others, so please gave me the payment since I repaired your bicycle.”

After hearing that, Muhammad Ishtiaq blamed him that he use abusive words against the holy prophet and lodged a FIR (First Information Report) against Ashfaq Masih under section 295C PPC in the police station of Green Town, Baghariya Road, Lahore.

According to the FIR, Muhammad Ishtiaq, who is the complainant, claimed that on 15 June 2017 at approximately 12 PM, Ashfaq Masih was sitting in his shop and using abusive words against the holy prophet, and on the other hand, Muhammad Irfan, son of Muhammad Mumtaz, caste Mughal, Muhammad Nawaz, son of Muhammad Taajdeen, Caste Raajpoot, Muhammad Naveed, son of Muhammad Ashraf, and others went together into the shop of Ashfaq Masih and said to him to stop this nonsense, but he kept abusing.

The FIR has been lodged with police and Ashfaq Masih has been sent to Jail.

P C L J (Pak Center Law and Justice) going to provide the family legal support for their case and financial support.