ATC sets free 20 in killing of Christian couple case

The ATC in Nov 2016 sentenced five men to death on two counts for their involvement in the burning alive of Shahzad and Shama.

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday acquitted 20 people suspected of involvement in the lynching and burning alive of a Christian couple who were accused of blasphemy in Kot Radha Kishan in 2014.
Shahzad and Shama were burned alive in a brick kiln by a frenzied lynch mob ─ incited by announcements made from mosques in the area ─ ranging between 400-1,000 people for their alleged role in the desecration of the Holy Quran in Nov 2014. Both husband and wife were brick kiln workers, and the woman, a mother of three, was pregnant at the time. Police had registered a case against 660 villagers after the incident.
The court today acquitted 20 suspects, giving them the benefit of doubt. Among the 20, 15 people were identified as Faryad, Babar Ali, Islamuddin, Zulfiqar Ali, Arshad Ali, Jawed, Abid, Sabir, Muhammad Sharif, Sarfraz, Sultan, Aftab, Muhammad Ashraf, Abid Hasan, Asif and Owais.
The ATC in Nov 2016 sentenced five men to death on two counts for their involvement in the burning alive of Shahzad and Shama. Eight others were also charged with involvement in the lynching and sentenced to two years each in prison. In 2015, the ATC had indicted 106 suspected in the lynching.
Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Pakistan, with even unproven allegations often prompting mob violence. Anyone convicted, or even just accused, of insulting Islam, risks a violent and bloody death at the hands of vigilantes.
Belongings of Shama and Shehzad, a married Christian couple, who were beaten to death by mob and their bodies burned for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran.
The incident had taken place on Nov 4,2014 at Kot Radha Kishan, a town near Lahore, and was the latest example of mob violence against minorities accused of blasphemy.
Six days have passed since their murder, but the Rosa Tibba village of Kot Radha Kishan in Kasur has not yet recovered.

COMMENTS

Name

Accident Adventure Agriculture Airport Animals Army Arson Article automobile Banks belief birds Bureaucracy BUSINESS Calamity celebration charity Child trafficking civic Clash Climate collapse Commerce Communication Corruption Court Crime crimes culture currency Cyber crime Defence Department Development Development And Industry Diplomacy disaster Drugs Earthquake Economy Education Election Electricity Embassy Employment Energy Entertainment Environment Excavation Execution exhibition Explosion export Family Famine Fashion felciation festival Finance fire flood Food/Agriculture food/health Foreigners Forests fraud Freight Fuel FUNERAL Hajj handicapped HANG Health Hiousing History Hotel Human Rights Infotainment int International internationl journalist Judiciary justice Kashmir KIDNAPPING labour Landslide language Lawyers Legislation Leisure lightning literature Local Manifesto Media Migrants Minorities MIRACLE mis mishap mishaps Money Laundering Moon n NAB Narcotics National Nature obituary Petroleum Pilgrims Police POLITICS pollution poverty power Prison prisoners project Properties Protest Railway Religion relion Rescue Rivalry Science Security Sentence Services shemales Sikh Community smoking smuggling Social Social Media Social Welfare sports strike Students Suicide Suicide Attack Taxation Technology telecom Terrorism Tourism Trade Trade Union Traditions Training transgender Transport Travel Tyranny Vacancies vehicle vendetaa Visa water Weapons weather wedding woman Women Working class youth
false
ltr
item
South Punjab News : ATC sets free 20 in killing of Christian couple case
ATC sets free 20 in killing of Christian couple case
The ATC in Nov 2016 sentenced five men to death on two counts for their involvement in the burning alive of Shahzad and Shama.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sRmLWnVyOxU/WrdBbob3mxI/AAAAAAAA3I4/WV76lpsfxCsnLNFj6Oh0awsrwg_XFl9YQCLcBGAs/s200/chr.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sRmLWnVyOxU/WrdBbob3mxI/AAAAAAAA3I4/WV76lpsfxCsnLNFj6Oh0awsrwg_XFl9YQCLcBGAs/s72-c/chr.jpg
South Punjab News
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/03/atc-sets-free-20-in-killing-of.html
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/03/atc-sets-free-20-in-killing-of.html
true
949454145819430215
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy