“It is urgent that the Prime Minister acts to save the lives of Maira and her family. They are in grave danger. We have a duty of conscience to act.”
Tabitha Nazir Gill was accused of committing blasphemy by her colleagues on the morning of January 28.
Religious minorities in Pakistan are not allowed to live in peace.
“It is time for the government to take a serious look at the issue to stop the growing misuse of the blasphemy law against innocent people and to make changes where necessary, since the wording of the blasphemy law allows for continual abuse”.
According to data confirmed to Agenzia Fides by the National Commission for “Justice and Peace” of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, there are about 1,000 reports of kidnapping of young Christian and Hindu women every year.