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ICC Note:

A Pakistani policeman accused two Christian sweepers of blasphemy on September 28 after reports circulated that these two sweepers had burned a government record that contained verses of the Quran in it. The two Christian sweepers are employed at a hospital and it was, reportedly, at the hospital where the incident took place. Blasphemy cases are particularly harsh on Christians accused of blasphemy and their families. Jail time, fines, and death are all possibilities if accused of blasphemy.     

10/03/2017 Pakistan (Pakistan Christian Post) – It was confirmed by one of LEAD’S coordinators that two minors sweepers, booked in blasphemy case after allegedly being accused of blasphemy charges by burning sacred pages of Quranic Verses.

An FIR no.1014/2017 was registered on September 28 at Police Station Bunga Dhongha,Behawalnagar, whereas the minors were charged under 295-B etc. Vishal Masih, Christian, and Bhola Ram Hindu are employed as cleaners at Civil Hospital, Dunga, Bhongha, Behawalnagar.

According to contents of the FIR, the alleged blasphemy was committed at the Civil Hospital, Dunga, Bhongha,District Bahawalnagar. The complainant is a Policeman who claims that he received a phone call from a local journalist who informed him that Vishal son of Tariq had burnt government record whilst some pages containing Quranic verses were also among them.

The complainant claims that the incident unfolded on September 27, 2017. After being informed, he arrived at the scene and witnessed a large crowd gathered who detailed the incident to him. He claims that the incident was also brought to the notice of a Doctor of the Civil Hospital who filed a complaint in the police station however, withheld the information about burning of Quranic verses.

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