Pakistan: Big uproar in Lahore church, Muslim nurses forcibly entered, openly threatens Christian community
In Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to Awam that he would protect the interests of minorities in the country. However, this does not seem to be happening from anywhere. In the coming days, the minority community in the country is facing excesses. The latest case is of Lahore, where a church built inside a mental hospital was occupied by Muslim nurses and started singing religious songs. These Muslims threatened the Christian staff and said that if they do not convert, a case will be registered against them under blasphemy law.
Muslim nurses threatened the hospital administration that they should sack all non-Muslim employees from their jobs. How much fuss these nurses have caused, it can be gauged that they have also polluted the church. It is to be noted here that till now Imran Khan's government has not taken any action against these nurses. Even after such a situation, no case has been registered against these nurses so far.
The third major case of blasphemy violence
While sharing a video of the incident, Pakistani journalist Bilal Farooqui wrote, Muslim nurses took over the church inside a hospital in Lahore and started studying. Threatened his Christian colleagues that if they do not convert, blasphemy cases will be filed against him. At the same time, Pakistani journalist Nayla Inayat also shared this video and said that this is the third major case of blasphemy-violence against Christian nurses. He said that this year a case was filed against a nurse in Karachi and another nurse in Faisalabad under the alleged blasphemy law.
Minority community is targeted through blasphemy law
Blasphemy law has often been used to target minority communities in Pakistan. Pakistan continues to be criticized worldwide for this law. The blasphemy law was implemented in the country during the rule of Pakistani dictator Zia-ul-Haq. Actually, Pakistan received blasphemy law as an inheritance from the British rule. During the British rule, a law was enacted in the year 1860 on crimes related to religion. After independence, Pakistan extended it to blasphemy law. Under this, there is a provision from death penalty to life imprisonment.