Shahzad Masih aged 36 along with his wife and four children was working as brick kiln workers for living in Chack number 59, near Kot RadaKishan, in Kasur district of Punjab province of Pakistan after migrating from his native village.
On early morning of November 4, 2014, the mosque loudspeakers of five
surrounding villages were used to call Muslim to gather and teach lesson
to blasphemer Christian couple who were alleged of burning pages of
Quran by one Brick kiln factory Muslim employee.
The Muslim mob tortured Shahzad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi and threw
them on looming flames of Brick Kiln factory until they burnt alive. Continue to read after the cut.
When Christian couple was burning and crying of innocence, the Muslim
mob was shouting “Allah hu Akbar” “death to blasphemer” “kill infidel
Christians” on which Christian residents of five villages near Chack
Number 59, fled away from their homes to safe life.
According to information, police reached on scene from nearby Police
Check Post but turned their eyes and made no attempt to safe Christian
couple from burning alive.
Brick Kiln factory owner Yousaf Gujjar and his manager instigated
Muslims of nearby villages to punish Shahzad Masih and his wife Shama
Bibi after their Muslim employee on complain of burning of pages of
Till filing this incident story, police have rounded up 40 Muslims but still no FIR has been registered in Police station.
When PCP correspondent called Saddar Manga Road Police Station Kasur
about registration of FIR of murder of Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi
against Muslim culprits, no response was made.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC, in a
statement has said that blasphemy laws are license to kill Christians in
Pakistan by hands of Muslims.
“There are blasphemy cases registered in more than dozen of Police
Stations while courts have ordered to arrest one Muslim media house boss
and other Muslim artists of one TV Chanel but they are enjoying police
escort and attending meetings and no one dares to arrest them but on
false allegation of blasphemy police puts Christians behind bars and
courts are awarding them death sentences which indicates that blasphemy
laws are only legislated to target religious minorities in Pakistan”
added PCC Chief
Nazir Bhatti said that it is shameful that a Muslim Syed Khurshid Shah,
leader of opposition in National Assembly of Pakistan is alleged of
blasphemy but he is walking free on streets of Pakistan while his
Pakistan Peoples Party PPP leaders are accusing complainants that
religion is being used to punish Khurshid Shah but when Islam is used
against Christians and Ahmaddiyia community members all these Muslim
political leaders seal their lips.
Dr. Nazir Bhatti urged Christians selected by Pakistan Muslim League
Nawaz group PML (N) in Punjab Assembly and National Assembly of Pakistan
to raise voice against blasphemy laws in parliament that poor
Christians may be not targeted on pretext to blasphemy.
Incidents of violence against Christian and Ahmaddiyia community have
risen up to 200% after becoming PML (N) in power in Punjab province.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti have demanded immediate arrest of culprits involved
in burning alive Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibbi to ensure justice.