The murder of a Christian couple on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating the Koran has highlighted the sensitivity of the issue in Pakistan.Critics argue that blasphemy laws are often misused to settle personal scores and unfairly target minorities.
The father of the murdered woman told the BBC she had really been killed over a wages dispute. Lynched by thousands and hit with bricks and after burned alive!
Earlier the week Pakistan police officer kills 'blasphemer' with axe
A Pakistani policeman has been arrested after allegedly killing a man with an axe because he suspected him of committing blasphemy. Police say Faraz Naveed struck the victim, Tufail Naqvi, on the neck and head after the latter was arrested during a street fight on Wednesday.The victim is reported to have had a history of mental instability.
The religions in Pakistan:
- Sunni Muslim: 80-95%
- Shia Muslim: 5-20%
- Hindus: 1.85% (in the census split into "Hindu" and "Scheduled castes") (3,300,000)
- Christians: 1.59% 2,800,000)
- Bahá'ís: 40,000 to 79,000
- Sikhs: 20,000
- Zoroastrian/Parsis: 1,600 to 20,000
- Qadiani/Ahmadi: 0.22%
- Ahmadiyya: Said to be 4 million
- Jainism: Used to be found but are now all extinct….
- Buddhism: Maybe maximum 1.500 left
- Judaism: ? Non to be found today however there where many on Pakistan before the independence 1947
- Atheists: No number known due to the fact that its illegal to leave Islam.
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