The Supreme Court of Pakistan will start a review of the acquittal of a Christian lady, Aasia Bibi, accused of blasphemy, a decision that started long periods of protests, death threats and disorder across the country.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a request against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi, who went through eight years waiting for capital punishment for blasphemy before being discharged last October.
Blasphemy against Islam is deserving of death in Pakistan and a negligible talk or allegation that somebody has committed the offense has in the past prompted lynchings. The nation’s hardliners have made the issue their arousing cry.
Somewhere around 74 individuals have been killed regarding blasphemy charges in Pakistan since 1990, as indicated by an Al Jazeera count.
On the off chance that Pakistan’s top court maintains its prior decision, Bibi will be allowed to leave for Canada where her little girls have just been conceded asylum. She is right now under guard at an undiscosed area in Pakistan for her own security.
Bibi’s legal advisor Saiful Malook, who fled the nation after her acquittal in the wake of death threats, is currently back in Islamabad for Tuesday’s hearing. He said he anticipated that the case should be rejected.
The 54-year-old mother of five was jailed in 2009 in the wake of being blamed for blasphemy following a squabble with two female Muslim homestead laborers who declined to drink from a water compartment utilized by a Christian in a town in eastern Punjab region.
Incited by a nearby Muslim leader, a horde at the time blamed her for offending the Prophet Muhammad. Police reacted by capturing Bibi, who was condemned to death in 2010.
Her acquittal on October 31 maddened a few groups that organized across the country for quite a long time, requesting she be publicly hanged. Individuals from the extreme right Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) party hindered the major streets in various urban communities for three days after Bibi’s acquittal, calling for the murder of the Supreme Court judges who liberated her.
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