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RELATIVES and friends mourn the death of the Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan on Wednesday.—AFP
RELATIVES and friends mourn the death of the Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan on Wednesday.—AFP

KASUR: Police arrested on Wednesday 50 villagers who were part of a mob which reportedly burnt alive a Christian couple in a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan for allegedly desecrating pages of the Holy Quran. The woman, mother of three, was pregnant.

Kasur District Police Officer Jawad Qamar confirmed the arrests and said a local religious leader had fanned the issue. But the DPO did not disclose his name.

 Relatives lay flowers at the site of the murder of the Christian couple at a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan, some 60 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Lahore on November 5 - AFP
Relatives lay flowers at the site of the murder of the Christian couple at a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan, some 60 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Lahore on November 5 - AFP

Police and witnesses told Dawn that announcements had been made from mosques on Tuesday asking villagers to gather at the Yousaf brick kiln where 25-year-old Shama and her husband Shahzad Masih worked as bonded labourers.

Over 1,000 charged people from three villages took out the couple from a room (where they had taken shelter) after tearing apart its roof. The mob tortured the couple before putting them into the kiln’s furnace.

 A man shows the media the room of the murdered Christian couple - AFP
A man shows the media the room of the murdered Christian couple - AFP

The mob held hostage five policemen who tried to rescue the couple. The villagers also manhandled some media personnel and snatched their cameras.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and the latter constituted a three-member committee comprising the secretary of minority affairs, chairman of CM’s inspection team and additional IG to investigate the matter.

 Police stand guard as members of a committee investigate the killing - AFP
Police stand guard as members of a committee investigate the killing - AFP

On instructions of the chief minister, Kasur police enhanced security of the Christian community in the village and in Klarkabad, mostly inhabited by Christians about 3km from Chak 59, the place of the incident.

Police registered a case against 660 villagers, including 60 who have been nominated in the FIR. Police also blocked all routes leading to Chak 59 and Klarkabad.

There are about 12 houses of the Christian community in Chak 59 and all the residents had left the village when this correspondent reached there on Wednesday. The local Muslim population also left the villages because police were raiding their houses.

 Christians gather and pray for the murdered Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan - AFP
Christians gather and pray for the murdered Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan - AFP

The village wore a deserted look and its only market comprising some makeshift shops was closed. Police were deployed at various corners of the village.

According to the FIR lodged on the complaint of Sub-Inspector Mohammad Ali of Chowki Factory Area, police received information that villagers were torturing a Christian woman and her husband. A police team comprising five personnel reached the place but about 600 charged villagers had besieged a room where Shama and Shahzad Masih had taken shelter for fear of the mob. Some villagers tore apart the roof of the room and forcibly took the couple out.

They thrashed the couple before dragging them to the kiln where 18 accused, including the kiln owner Mohammad Yousaf Gujar and his accountants Shakeel and Afzal, allegedly removed a lid from one of the openings of the furnace and threw the couple into it.

“Both Shama and Shahzad were reduced to ashes in no time,” the FIR said.

It said that 60 accused nominated in the FIR, including the kiln owner and his staff, had incited the villagers to violence by managing announcements through loudspeakers of the mosques in Chak 59, Chak 60, Chak Rossa and Chak Bhail. The accused burnt the Christian couple alive, beat up police officials and fanned a mass hysteria.

The Kot Radha Kishan police station registered the case under sections 302, 436, 201, 148, 149, 353 and 186 of the PPC and 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

On Wednesday, police produced 43 of the arrested people before an anti-terrorism court which remanded four of them in police custody and sent 39 others to jail on judicial remand.

Bilqees, a local Muslim resident, told Dawn that Shama, known in the village as Saima, married Shahzad Masih about eight years ago. They had three children aged between two and seven.

She said Shama was pregnant at the time of the incident. Nazir Masih, father-in-law of Shama, was a faith healer and died a few weeks ago. After his death, Shama had burnt some of his belongings, including papers.

This undated family handout photo received on November 5 shows the Christian couple who were killed by a Muslim mob in Kot Radha Kishan - AFP
This undated family handout photo received on November 5 shows the Christian couple who were killed by a Muslim mob in Kot Radha Kishan - AFP

Answering a question, she said Shama was illiterate.

Bilqees said a vendor who had visited the brick kiln found the pages of the Holy Quran and showed them to the villagers. Later on Tuesday morning, hundreds of villagers gathered at the kiln and burnt the couple alive without even listening to Shama.

“She was screaming that she was unaware of what the papers were about, but no-one listened to her,” Bilqees said.

Abdul Shakoor, a male member of the Bilqees family, said the mob’s behaviour could not be justified and the treatment meted out to the young couple was inhuman and brutal.

General Secretary of the All Pakistan Brick Kiln Association, Mehar Abdul Haq, told Dawn that the kiln owner had been nominated in case, although he was not present at the time of the incident. He demanded a fair inquiry into the matter.

 Members of the Christian community hold placards and wooden crosses during a demonstration to condemn the death of the Christian couple - AFP
Members of the Christian community hold placards and wooden crosses during a demonstration to condemn the death of the Christian couple - AFP

Meanwhile, members of the Christian community held protest demonstrations in Kot Radha Kishan on Wednesday.

Published in Dawn, November 6th , 2014

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Comments (383) Closed



American Desi Nov 06, 2014 08:36am

Heart breaking. Religion of peace, indeed!

ravi Nov 06, 2014 08:39am

there would have been 50+ comments on this article if it is from india. All paki brothers are silent now.

Pragmatist Nov 06, 2014 09:02am

So what is the issue. If all the culprits including the mullah are known, hang them. Don't garland them with roses and comfy them in jail like the killer of Mr. Salman Taseer.

Nov 06, 2014 09:03am

I had tears rolling down my cheeks while reading this. Im just ashamed to be a pakistani after reading this.

Ricky Nov 06, 2014 09:05am

Such a heinous crime. Why not to leave it on God. If the couple did something wrong, God will punish them. Who are you people to decide on behalf of God.

Waheed Iqbal Nov 06, 2014 09:07am

Atrocious. All the culprits shall be given exemplary punishment to discourage such behavior.

Ouseph Nov 06, 2014 09:07am

Religion dragging Pakistan into stone ages.

KRana Nov 06, 2014 09:10am

No matter as this country was born on the basis of hate for other religion

Shahbaz Nov 06, 2014 09:11am

A very Sad & Inhuman Brutal Incident. It shows illitricay ,Mullaism,Brick Kiln Mafia in Pakistan needs to be educated ,civlized and get rid of Fake Mullas. Justice from Top to bottom is thr need of Hour. May Allah bess us with Right Guidance and True Islam.

NORI Nov 06, 2014 09:12am

When I imagined the action of throwing two people into a live kiln, I felt shivers. How can some one do that ? Is there no sane voice in such a large gathering ?

Just read the comments from Pakistanis condemning and cursing the Israel for its action on Palestinians. What a hypocrisy !!!

Ubedullah Nov 06, 2014 09:14am

Country made in the name of Islam.

Syed Nov 06, 2014 09:14am

All fifty must be treated the same way they did with innocent couple

A Muslim Nov 06, 2014 09:16am

Horrible. That "shame of a muslim" mullah and the people in mob, all should be put to similar fate. My head drops in shame reading such things. No excuse and no mercy for people responsible for this.

Ahmed Nov 06, 2014 09:16am

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

Tragic incident. Nobody deserves to go out like that.

ghanshyam Nov 06, 2014 09:17am

Where is the religion of "peace" ?

Rehan Nov 06, 2014 09:18am

Incident in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan....enough said.

hindustani Nov 06, 2014 09:19am

Let us see how many are convicted, and finally what are they sentenced to, and the big if...will the sentence be carried out. It is basically the indoctrination that the majority in the Country have been continuesly fed on, that has led to these barbaric acts being carried out, with alarming regularity in Pakistan.

Zeeshan Nov 06, 2014 09:20am

My simple question... Which leader go the aggrieved family's home for condolence? PM Nawaz? IK? Bilawal? Qadri? Who has courage to go to this family NOW? Answer me my so-called leaders?

Vasan Nov 06, 2014 09:21am

Oh God! i am fainted by reading this. It is sad and pity that, no one ever try to stop this crime. Even a pregnant woman was not spared, what is going on in Pakistan ? I hope Police will go with guns next time when they heard about religious conflict. This has to be stopped in Pakistan, it gives more bad name to genuine peace loving Muslims who respects another human being regardless of his religious beliefs. The head Mullah of the town should take responsibility for such killings.

no more! Nov 06, 2014 09:21am

Shame on Pakistan, they should remove the white from their flag

Akash Nov 06, 2014 09:22am

Biggest religion is humanity and that is and should be the ultimate aim of all religions, followings, worships, rituals etc. Anything that stops us from respecting and loving other humans should be abandoned asap.

jojo Nov 06, 2014 09:23am

How you can talk about Gujarat ?????????see What you are ......

Jack Nov 06, 2014 09:23am

I just wanted to observe that this was well written and struck me as very good reporting. The incident is horrific. Which is why the relative clarity of the writing is so impressive. So, thank you for that.

Khan-Haqiqi Nov 06, 2014 09:23am

Punjab role in fanning extremism across Pakistan and mushroom of religious extremist organizations in Punjab will bring down Pakistan

Ashish nair Nov 06, 2014 09:23am

inhuman

Omar Nov 06, 2014 09:24am

Please arrest the hate mongering murderous mullah and the accused. We need to set an example and put these culprits in jail. Also the newspaper should publish the photos of the accused along with their name. We need to expose such people and let everyone know that such acts will never be tolerated!

HAIDER Nov 06, 2014 09:24am

Justice need to be done at all cost. Don't set mullah and rest of his clan free.

Syed Nov 06, 2014 09:24am

Solution to stop this menace: burn the culprits publicly. .

Umair Nov 06, 2014 09:25am

People should not to take law in their own hands, the clerics and laws are there to hear and decide. The same should be taught to all.

Rashida Khan Nov 06, 2014 09:26am

As a muslim, I am hereby requesting all moderate muslims to remove this kind of religious intolerance by buring papers on which verses of quran are written down. Once enough people form a wall of defence, it will become impossible for mullahs and illiterate or irrational zealots for taking life of human beings for an offense against nobody in particular. To give it a secular color, let us also do the same for other scriptural writings - from the Bible, the Dhammapada, the Gita, the book of Mormon, etc.

AliPasha Nov 06, 2014 09:27am

Islam is all about justice and defending the innocent.All the culprits should be burnt in the same furnace as the two Christian husband and wife were. There cannot be any clemency in this case.

ZabarDast Nov 06, 2014 09:27am

Utter Shame !! subhuman people , I guess we are better off abroad !

Vinod Nov 06, 2014 09:28am

God will never forgive you

Nikhil Nov 06, 2014 09:28am

RiP shama n shahzad..Hair rise on my neck just by imagining the fear, despair n desperation they both must hv felt b4 their lives were taken..Har woh insaan, jiske pass kuch nahi hai karne ko, dharam ke naam pe aag lagane ko taiyyar hai..Hindu or muslim, in india or pakistan..

Rafiq Nov 06, 2014 09:28am

Our standards are ridiculous. In India when minorities burn train passengers we demand the majority should not retaliate. Our hapless minorities live in extreme fear all the time. Yet our mobs burn them alive. Can we give equal citizenship to minorities in Pakistan..? As they have in India?

Ravi Dallas TX Nov 06, 2014 09:29am

Utter shame. They did not even listen to her side and burnt them alive. All countries even developed have some issues like this but they are anomalies, but whereas in Pakistan these issues occur on a regular basis. This pure genocide of minorities.

And our friends preach peace to the world.

Fawad Ali Shah Nov 06, 2014 09:31am

I feel ashamed in calling myself Pakistani.

Sadiq Nov 06, 2014 09:33am

Wake up Pakistan! Don't massacre fellow humans in the name of Islam.This is the biggest disservice anyone can do to the Relegion of Peace.

Anthony Edmunds Nov 06, 2014 09:34am

Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. (St Luke xxiii. 34)

amir Nov 06, 2014 09:35am

I bet nothing will happen to the murderers . There will be hue and cry in media for some days, gradually people will forget this case and culprits will be released in the end . Case closed

Gopakumar Nov 06, 2014 09:36am

No words....no one with sane mind can do it and the lady was pregnant ...shameful act and i know no god will ever forgive these butchers

Sohail Nov 06, 2014 09:37am

Everyone that participated in this lynching should be put in jail for life. These people and the mosque Imaam are a disgrace to Islam and humanity. The truth be told, Pakistan is probably one of the least islamic counties in the world. You have institutionalized corruption, have no morals from the leadership down to the average disgusting citizen. Everyone is out for themselves. Pakistanis should be ashamed of themselves.

Irfan Nov 06, 2014 09:37am

Please make an example of these Mullas who use religions for their own personal gains

Jatin Nov 06, 2014 09:38am

Intolerance...

Sonal Nov 06, 2014 09:40am

Even in India we have had cases where minorities have been killed, may not be in the same inhumane manner this was done, but never the less done - I don't even want to get into why these killings were done, but its always a case of the other side started it first. All political parties across India have condemned such acts and the people who committed such crimes have been punished. Indians themselves have voted out such people and replaced them with new government. Here Pakistanis keep blaming others for the state your country is in, you keep harping on Kashmir. When people are accused with the blasphemy law you all just condemn this - who is actually taking care to correct your country?? Why are there no demonstrations on your streets to remove this blasphemy law??? Where is your humanity Pakistan??? All you have ever given the World is Hate!!

Moniba Nov 06, 2014 09:41am

This cannot be condemned enough. In no way Islam approves of this type of reaction and barbarism especially when the couple had not been given a chance to speak on their behalf. Whats most shameful is the fact that I am pretty sure that none of these people who stood up to 'protect' the sanctity of the Holy Quran have any idea what the Book represents and what its teachings are. Because if they did, they would have not only investigated the whole issue first and that too through the appropriate authorities (as it is mentioned in Quran to investigate anything you hear from others thoroughly by the proper authorities in Surah Al-Nisa) but also could have prevented this heinous crime (There is no justification of killing any soul by taking law in your own hands without proper justice again mentioned several times in the Quran). My heart is bleeding at this ignorance and illiteracy shown by these people and the so called religious leaders who instigated all this through their narrow-minded, ignorant behavior that is totally against the principles of Islam.

Umair Nov 06, 2014 09:41am

Yar Khuda k lye mat karo aisa. My sincere apologies to all minorities. Please find a way out this country is rotten and I can do nothing to help you.

sameer Nov 06, 2014 09:42am

Shame on humanity. Shame on the those who inspired and delivered this crime.

SURJEET SINGH Nov 06, 2014 09:43am

Tragic!!! How could this be allowed to happen in a civilized society. I bet nothing will happen to the culprits responsible for this ghastly crime - with no one daring to offer witness, they will soon return to their homes. Unless, Pakistan changes their laws to protect the minorities, time is not that far, that they will cease to exist there.

Rajnish Nov 06, 2014 09:43am

And still some people ask who is sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan. It's all around you and unfortunately religious extremism and violence in the name of the religion seems to have social sanction. Religious bigotry will destroy the nation if not controlled now. As an Indian I am deeply concerned for all my sensible friends in Pakistan and lets face it an imploding neighbor will impact us too.

AbbasToronto Nov 06, 2014 09:43am

Khilafat has finally come to Pakistan too, just like in Iraq and Sham.

Umar Nov 06, 2014 09:44am

What a brutal act in the name of God! Shame on such barbarous thinking of the masses. Governor Punjab, Salman Taseer, was right on spot when he said this law has been abused in Pakistan but was killed by one of his guards who became a hero for these so called "Custodians of Islam." It's a shame i am living in such a pathetic society who don't have even the main ingredient that every human must posses, the tolerance. I wonder how these killers will face the Holy Prophet (Sm) at the day of judgement.

Armani Nov 06, 2014 09:44am

This Disease is Pandemic in Pakistan Now. This Country had it Same kind of violence in 1947 it its very Foundation. Those involved Must be thrown in the same furnace as per their own Islamic believes and Laws.

Astro Vivekanand Tewari Nov 06, 2014 09:45am

lol , no comments here in this important news . this is real difference in india and pak.

Haris Chaudhry Nov 06, 2014 09:45am

We are reaping what we sowed ! Starting from dismemberment of a country on religious lines, obsession with religion, harbouring snakes under strategic-depth policy, doing double talk on terrorism in promoting certain terrorists and taking-out other terrorists, letting clergy on the loose and bringing back the dark-ages where clergy / church was supreme even over the executive/ government, fanning flames of hatred and failing to protect the weak... no wonder this country is the most-loathed country on this planet ! This is mind-boggling..

Bharat Nov 06, 2014 09:46am

god be with humans.... pakistan is digging its own grave... one day it will backfire in such a way that it will burn the whole of pakistan.... and that day looks very very near.... very very...

good job pakistan Nov 06, 2014 09:48am

So, The whole village was involved?? lets share this on facebook and social media and show the real image of pakistan. Actually after somalia, pakistan comes ahead of other countries in such activities.

Ahmad Akhtar Nov 06, 2014 09:49am

Seems all these mullas now use this blasphemy law as a weapon.

franklyspeaking Nov 06, 2014 09:49am

talk abt minorities rights, u poke ur nose into India's affairs and talk as if u are one righteous lot...clean ur backyard first and do you understand, what a mob does or can, be it India or pakistan, atleast in India, muslims have the right to give it back in Kind...and they do it as well...come over to India and check with our muslim brothers... you will 90% of them happy...only the 10% digruntled will curse...just like u hv it in pakistan...

Obaid Nov 06, 2014 09:49am

@ravi "there would have been 50+ comments on this article if it is from india. All paki brothers are silent now."

There have been hundreds of comments since the news got released and there will be lot more on this news. It is however unfortunate that some people use such incidents to make comparisons and obtain a sense of superiority. I hope you feel good about yourself but please don't pretend that there aren't skeletons in your own closet.

Ahmed Nov 06, 2014 09:49am

truly sad what happened, ashamed to be a pakistani and a muslim

Weirdity Nov 06, 2014 09:50am

Routine savagery. This si not the first case. f it is routine, society is the culprit.

Hakim Nov 06, 2014 09:50am

It breaks my heart as a Pakistani of how we treat our fellow citizens. We are all equal and no one is more or less Pakistani in terms of faith, belief, ethnicity, color, geography, etc. Government should bring the culprits to justice.

critic Nov 06, 2014 09:51am

Barbaric ! Just reading through this article, i felt so much pain. A pregnant woman is burnt alive and now the two young kids. They wont be able to Rest In Peace..

akkuturaju, usa Nov 06, 2014 09:52am

Since the inception of Blasphemy Law thousands of Christians have been died and many still in Jail. UN has to interfere and repatriate these minorities to other countries in order to have a decent life. Minorities have no life in Pakistan now. I was almost cried to see this picture. Please please give show kindness to poor people. Please kind to old people. Please respect elders. Please please love all the people irrespective their religions and creed. Our life is very short and show kindness.

Rabia Ahmed Sikandar Nov 06, 2014 09:52am

No religion allow us to take law in our hands and kill people without bringing them to persecution. Mob has not only killed a husband and a wife but also an unborn baby. What are laws meant for when we are to decide for other's fate. Please Please stop killing people in the name of Honor, Religion, caste.

Ahmad Nov 06, 2014 09:52am

Most unfortunate. I am ashamed about the non human behavior of people.

trend Nov 06, 2014 09:52am

Barbaric in the name of Religion.

bilal_VA Nov 06, 2014 09:53am

No religious leader will condemn it. especially Tariq Jameel

Aysha Nov 06, 2014 09:53am

Why arent there any so called moderate paksitani "MUSLIMS" protesting in the streets against this brutality?

They gather in millions only if they dont like a cartoon against Islam, but this incident does NOT matter to them? Human lives dont have any value for them just because they belong to a different faith?

I feel ashamed calling myself Muslim.

Masroof Nov 06, 2014 09:54am

Very sad day. Forget about mentioning religion 1000 times. They were human beings and that is enough. The real question is that how many have to die before you change the blasphemy law.

Intisar Abbasi Nov 06, 2014 09:54am

The silence is deafening.

ghanshyam Nov 06, 2014 09:54am

In india too a Christian family was burnt to death. But the perpetrators were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Staines

rashid Nov 06, 2014 09:55am

A shameful incident. Quite disgusting to even read what they did. I wish all these 1000 people are hanged. This is only how religious persecution in pakistan will stop.

Najma Nov 06, 2014 09:55am

It does not matter what religion they belonged to , they were human beings and shame on every silent person who can't speak against this savagery.

tric Nov 06, 2014 09:56am

What a shame! the followers of peaceful religion killing in the name of the religion. Action speaks louder than the words..I'm sure all those involved will get free someday, due to our outdated systems.

Jonathan Nov 06, 2014 09:57am

This is not the criminal act of a demented person. The whole village was involved and it was a public spectacle. Was this Jinnah's dream?

shawn Nov 06, 2014 09:57am

These minorities should be given free citizenship to other safe countries.

Shivaji - Bangalore Nov 06, 2014 09:58am

This happening in Kasur - named after Lord Ram's son Kush is really saddening!

Sheraz Nov 06, 2014 09:59am

Speechless and heart broken.

vsh Nov 06, 2014 09:59am

Deep condolence to them . Looks like Only GOD can punish those idiots who incited this. How come people become so stupid...

Aziz Nov 06, 2014 09:59am

Heart breaking mob justice I hope the guilty especially the Imam of the mosque is given examplery punishment

Sheraz Nov 06, 2014 09:59am

Shame on gov and All silent people..

shaukat Nov 06, 2014 10:00am

@ravi Please lets refrain from derogatory names. You very well know Indians are called Curry Head or Cyber Coolie here in US. To people in the world all South Asians are the same.

Kalyan Nov 06, 2014 10:00am

Ashamed to be a human to hear such act of inhumanity. It's not a question of a region or country or a religion. It's humanity which is at stake here.

The supreme leader Nov 06, 2014 10:00am

Its a sin to live in pakistan if you are among the minority communities. They will slice you into pieces. And please don't give explanation m not talking about you in particular.

Abhi Nov 06, 2014 10:00am

Soo less comments where are all pakistan's secular people

Ahmed Nov 06, 2014 10:01am

black law, black law, black law and brutal, brutal Muslims! If this is their Islam then I am happy to be called non-Muslim! I am Muslim according to the Islam I follow, not what these beasts incited by (their) maulvis follow. If killing someone makes you Muslim then I am not Muslim.

Dawn you are requested to please allow this comment to go through. Please let us.... those very few sane individuals left in this country show that we are not all savages, beasts, monsters, yes the majority is composed of religious savages, beasts.

Is this Islam? Burning people alive? Is this ANY religion? For me I lost ALL hope in humanity existing in this God forsaken country when the monster of all monsters Qadri-the murderer was greeted with rose petals by the "educated?!" of the society!

Let me vent, Dawn, let me vent. There is no hope. I am sure these murderers don't even pray five times a day! But when it comes to saving the honor of religion or women folk we are very proud, and ever-ready to kill, like it is the first thing stated in the Quran!

'Muhammed teray liye jaan bhi hazir ... jaan tu sirf laitey hain'. Dainey kay liye tu aik acha kaam nai laken jaan phir bhi hazir hai

UmerSaif Nov 06, 2014 10:01am

That's what we call illiteracy. Being poor is not bad but being uneducated and wild is totally shameful.

We did not give education to our people, that's why we are reading such thing right now. I wish it had never happened. There are great chances that the same thing would have happened before but it did not get the media attention.

I remember my Quid's words: Education is a matter of life and death for us.

You are not more than an animal if you don't have an education.

Minority Communities We are with you.

Feroz Nov 06, 2014 10:01am

The degeneration of the descendants of the Indus Valley Civilization into a mindless raging mob reflects the cultish behavior brought on by the injection of an foreign ideology into the bloodstream. That the State was the catalyst in this transformation, makes it not just shocking, but irreparable.

Ather Nov 06, 2014 10:02am

@ravi dear ravi, I condemn those ----- . but point is we are held in ransom by clergy. it is very easy to accuse here and then ignorant, bigot and dogma indoctrinated mob takes their duty to lynch. in those blanks, i wish to put down all the words of abuses fashioned so far.

Aysha Nov 06, 2014 10:03am

"The mob removed a lid from one of the openings of the furnace and threw the couple into it"??? The 5 policemen over there didnt have any guns to kill the killers? Couldn they call for more help?

sap india Nov 06, 2014 10:03am

@ can I give u paper to mop your crocodile tears??

Zahid Nov 06, 2014 10:05am

Two more victims of Zia's legacy lingering in form of Sharifs' rule....!

Najam Nov 06, 2014 10:06am

Horrible crime. Just thinking about it is painful. What a shame this had happen in pakistan.

Anjum Arshi Nov 06, 2014 10:06am

First, it should be crystal clear to everyone that this young couple DID NOT commit the act for which they were blamed.

If the Punjab Govt. fails to apprehend and prosecute every single one of the culprits involved in this heinous crime within a month, they must ALL resign. A Chief Minister and his Army of Ministers have NO RIGHT to rule when they cannot provide protection to the citizens from savage mobs of animals who have no regard for human life. Justice must be SWIFT here. No exceptions. The Mullah and his followers must be given an exemplary punishment. Until this happens, Pakistan will have no meaning, no purpose, no destination.

RIzwan Nov 06, 2014 10:08am

I have no words to describe how my heart bleeds for this couple and minorities in general. What is becoming of Pakistan?, isn't there exist one God fearing human being in the government of so called Islamic republic who could raise a voice against this utter brutality and for a change take steps to stop this genocide instead of just lip service. People responsible for this act are animals. Wrath of Allah is awaiting them in this world and in the next, this goes for the Islamic republic and each one of us as well who watch this deliberate and systematic destruction of minorities in Pakistan every day.

SAM Nov 06, 2014 10:08am

such brutal act... Shameful

Those creatures who have done such brutal act, are surely not Human.

as for those who think that Religion have something to do with it.... The very first requirement to be a Muslim is you have to be a Human First.

American Desi 2 Nov 06, 2014 10:08am

Each and every person who committed this aweful crime should be sentenced to death the same way as the killed the couple. I am ashamed to be of Pakistan origin today. Crimes against minorities in Pakistan are at a rise. Blasphemy law should be retired asap. Education and a non violence based cultural values are the only hope for this country. The possibility of this actually happening is nil unfortunately. I see no hope.

Nazir Ahmed Nov 06, 2014 10:13am

Minorities are not safe in Pakistan particularly in Punjab province. Why is that? There must be some psychological problems. Psychiatrists should come forward to solve this problem.

shezad Nov 06, 2014 10:13am

Very sad. The Imams of the mosque who perpetrated this crime need to be apprehended and convicted to the full extent of law.

salim Nov 06, 2014 10:13am

Heartfelt condolences to the victims families. Such a barbaric act carried out by the crowd incited by the public address system of the mosques. It is high time the pulpit owners are held responsible for any violence that is fanned by their use of microphone.

ladies and gentlemen Nov 06, 2014 10:15am

Whats the name of the Cleric who incited the people. Name him and give him an exemplary punishment.

Oh wait a minute I forgot, the government is afraid to do that. Remember the case of a similar Mullah who accused a mentally challenged girl of blasphemy falsely, but was never punished.

Can you believe a two bit village mullah has power over the Punjab government?

Indian Catholic Nov 06, 2014 10:15am

Seeing their pictures for the first time, my heart goes out to the victims. Shama and Shahzad are standing in front of an apparently makeshift picture backdrop with their feet on gravel and Shama in particular seems nervous and shy. What kind of monsters would torture them and burn them in a brick kiln? I am too shocked and numbed for words.

mkashraf@se.com.sa Nov 06, 2014 10:15am

Immediate abrogation of this disputed law is sought for.No action was taken against Allama Tahir Asharfi who was drunk in TV show of GEO .Many cases of cruelty against the minorities have been noticed after inception of this Law.Immediate release of Asia Bibi is also necessary to promote justice for minority.This law is the symbol one dictator Gen. Ziaul Haque and this Govt. should take initiative to repeal this cruel law.Apart from that immediate punishment should be given to the fellow who killed Saman Tasir,Governor Punjab.

AH Nov 06, 2014 10:15am

@ravi Seriously? Please get real...and get a life. this wasn't the time nor the place for your petty politics

Chodhary Nov 06, 2014 10:15am

The rounded up mob and particularly the mullahs of those mosques who incited violence must be given an exemplary punishment, and when the sentence is being executed it should be shown on live TV.

sara Nov 06, 2014 10:17am

Was it really Quran? The vendor was probably illiterate himself. The mob was probably illiterate too. The mullah and the mob should be treated the same way and thrown in the kiln. I would like to see their own so called "sharia law" applied in this case.

I'm muslim and these illiterate so called muslims disgust me.

Jaahill Nov 06, 2014 10:17am

Dear God, please destroy these cruel and heartless mullahs of Paki land. I feel utterly ashamed to be a Paki muslim.

Javeria Nov 06, 2014 10:17am

these so called muslim mobs who I am sure don't offer their prayers must be treated same way they did with the couple...

indian Nov 06, 2014 10:18am

This is palistan and they talk about kashmir

Ali Nov 06, 2014 10:20am

"Police arrested on Wednesday 50 villagers ........."

The dead are gone, with 50 people held by police, police have struck a lottery. They will collect large sums from each and all will end at that.

I have a question, has any reporter from any news media, print and/or electronic, have ever tried to count the number of committees formed in this land of pure (so called) and the number of persons who are named in such committees.

Shabbir Nov 06, 2014 10:21am

@American Desi What religion has to do with this act of barbarism?..

Shabbir Nov 06, 2014 10:23am

@Ouseph Isn't the common practice in India or is it unique to Pakistan?

farhat Nov 06, 2014 10:23am

We are the most shameless lot on earth. We pretend to be Allah's appointed guards for Al-Aqsa when this is what we do to our own countrymen. Sick, sick, sick!

Jon Nov 06, 2014 10:25am

Get rid of the 'blasphemy' law now. High time Pakistan became a secular nation. Keep all religions at home.

Ali Nov 06, 2014 10:25am

@Shivaji - Bangalore

P U N J A B --- what to expect?

Umar zafar Nov 06, 2014 10:27am

Am dead sure that all those villagers don't even know that whats the meaning of Quran. What God saying to us. Coz 90% of us pakistani don't even bother to read Quran with translation. They just read arabi and get rid of it.
And this and many other incidents like this are enough to show that how much this nation needs proper and effective education. Rest all those culprits who are involve in this hideous crime should hanged so that any other incident like this can be prevented. And its important because we and out govt shouldn't forget that the millions of our Muslims bro and sis living in Europe, america and many other non-Muslim regions.

prabir Nov 06, 2014 10:27am

Muslims its time to prove your religion is really a 'religion for peace'

AH Nov 06, 2014 10:28am

How barbaric, inhumane and utter chaos. This need stiff, strong and immediate judgement that becomes a precedent and an example for anyone who even harbors a similar thought... This situation and image can only be redeemed by hanging the 60 or 100 lead by the mullahs who incited these murders. Let there be a public hanging. .

Pattabhi Raman Nov 06, 2014 10:28am

It is so sad that three lives were lost to the frenzy of a mob. Based on their complete silence on this news item I would like to believe that many of the Pakistani readers of Dawn are quite stunned and troubled by this and cannot bring themselves to even comment on it. However, if they are sincere about it and really want to make a difference they should condemn this strongly and loudly. They should also reflect on what is construed as blasphemy and how it is turning out to be a menace to their society. Faith is important but it loses its meaning if one has to resort to inhuman behavior for defending it. This is the time to reflect and act.

KRana Nov 06, 2014 10:28am

Whole history of religion of peace is full of war, murder, rapes and distruction

Umar Nov 06, 2014 10:28am

I am from Pakistan. I am really speechless. What a shame. We belong to the religion of Peace and yet we are involved in such a cruel activity. I am full of tears. Even if she did something it would be the responsibility of state to punish her.

Rida Nov 06, 2014 10:28am

@ravi Can you please grow up and stop the comparison - this is a shameful incident and should be condemned and so should any rape etc that occurs in India .. Can we please stop the childish India Pakistan comparisons - condemn violence and hate

Fudged Reality Nov 06, 2014 10:31am

Wonder what made muslims believe that they are serving the world and humanity in the best possible way by wearing holier than thou attitude and carrying phony sense of superiority complex without realizing that apparently it's not helping the matters. It's such a shame to kill in the name of God who seem to belong to every human being.

Beena Siddiqui Nov 06, 2014 10:33am

every story has two sides. we have many forces around us, who has been assigned a mission to defame Islam and Pakistan. burning someone alive is inhuman and Muslims can't do it.

Gordon D Walker Nov 06, 2014 10:34am

What man or woman would dare speak for, or pretend to act in the name of God, without incurring the wrath of God, for acting like crazy, mentally sick psychos who bring such disgrace to His holy name.

The blasphemy law must be abolished.

God must be weeping...

Abdul Manan Nov 06, 2014 10:34am

Islam has no mercy for the people who participated in that incident. Heads of the people involved, should be chopped off. That is real brave Islam. No mercy for the people who take law into their own hands. Burning Quran is not a big deal. Yes, its not a good thing to do but its not like if someone does this, he/she should be killed brutally. --- Message from Brave Molvi KHAN ----

Ali Nov 06, 2014 10:35am

Violence was and is still being committed in the name of all religions. So any word against Islam here is a representation of your ignorant personal bias. As in case with all other religions there will always be a sect of illiterate people interpreting the religion in a wrong way. This is a perfect example. Millions of copies of Quran are printed every year, many of them wear out as thousands of people read them, especially the ones place in Makkah and Madinah. What do you think they do with them. Are they also committing blasphemy?. Its a very tragic incident that shakes my heart to its last cell. Allah knows best what is there for them in the after life.

Ammy Nov 06, 2014 10:35am

What an unholy incident in name of Quran , and see the misfortune , the place is named Kot Radha Kishan ( names of Hindu Dieties)

Ahmed Nov 06, 2014 10:35am

The Indians are having so much delight reading this. Please don't comment you have your own problems in Gujarat, RSS, ban Thackeray, shiv sena and now Modi. And relentless nationalism which also is not any different from extremist religion.

Pakistanis are already well aware of radical elements in our society. Fix yours instead of smirking and gloating over other's problems

AtifM Nov 06, 2014 10:36am

First of all, I condemn this incident as inhumane and non Islamic and not what Pakistan is. The people who have done it should not be let loose and they should be punished very severely for this crime and atrocity.

Now I would like to condemn the comments by my Indian friends here, who always poke in their noses while totally ignoring the atrocities committed by the hindu extremists against Muslims like Gujrat and Babri Mosque. They also ignore the State sponsored terrorism that is taking place in Kashmir with people being abducted and killed via torture regularly. You should all have been there to comment on the Delhi bus rape news and not here brothers.

Then I would like to condemn my Pakistani people for blaming the religion for crime. Religion has nothing to do what happened there. Islam does not allow any one to take laws in their own hands and these so called illiterate Mullahs are not the representatives of Islam at all.

Lastly I wonder how many of you have commented or condemned the drone attacks, the atrocities done in the detention centers of Iraq and Afghanistan and trigger happy forces of US. This is absurd and totally condemnable behavior of my fellow countrymen.

Again the crime committed at kiln is to be condemned at every level and the people involved in anyway should be punished severely.

Winnerman Nov 06, 2014 10:36am

Shame on all Pakistanis! These villagers are evil who committed such a heinous crime against humanity. Hope these criminals will be brought to justice and thrown in the kiln. However, my question is who would provide justice in Pakistan? This is a hopeless country with no law and order. This country is run by corrupt mafia.

Danish Nov 06, 2014 10:37am

Ahmadiyya khalifa warned about this 30 years ago. Even now save whatever is left of humanity in Pakistan, by hanging the mullah, owner of the company and his main accomplices. Hang killer of Salman Taseer, and remove the blasphemy law. Blasphemy law cannot be implemented under present circumstances in Pakistan or any other muslim world.

Younas Nov 06, 2014 10:38am

Perhaps, Islam is a misunderstood religion.!!!

Azeem Abdul Hakim Nov 06, 2014 10:38am

Pakistan and Afghanistan are responsible for the current hatred against Islam and muslims all over the world. And there is no sign of these nations improving their image a bit. Awareness of global issues and which direction the rest of the world is going, the importance of economic power- all seems to be alien to Pakistan. They have put to shame the entire muslim world innumerable times. Stop calling yourselves as muslims. What good the couple would get by secretly burning holy text? Or even if they did wouldn't it have been better to advise them to abstain from such acts rather than burning them alive like barbarians.

Sharwin Nov 06, 2014 10:39am

Who will take care of their Children now? Does Pakistan care about what will happened to them? Do the religious leads of Pakistan who support the blasphemy law care about the truth or life? Can you imagine what they might be going through? They watched a mob come break their roofs pick up and beat and torture their parents, the Mullas shout and scream at them, all shouting the name of God. This is the nature that Pakistan wants to spread in Kashmir and the World? Please look at your own hearts and home, heal those orphans, God know how many unreported killings and exploitations have been done just because people in Pakistan are not Muslims. Nothing will happen to the ones who killed them, they will go scot free as they were defending God (as though he needs to be defended). Another case of new killing will be reported later and again life will go on as usual in Pakistan.

MIrza Adal Baig Nov 06, 2014 10:39am

@American Desi Dont blame the religion. It is the individuals who are illiterate and do not have the knowledge of Islam who did this. They are to be blamed and brought to justice.

MIrza Adal Baig Nov 06, 2014 10:40am

@ravi What is wrong is wrong. and illiterate people can be found in every society, It is them who should be taken to task.

sameer Nov 06, 2014 10:41am

Can I adopt those children.

AK Nov 06, 2014 10:43am

What this couple and their kids will think of religion of peace?

Ali Abbas Nov 06, 2014 10:44am

Wow.. Police arrested 50 people also. Fast justice it is. Has police arrested the murderers of Model Town massacre, Every life is important whether Muslim or Non Muslim. Similarly every murderer should be put behind bars whether villager or CM.

AK Nov 06, 2014 10:44am

@Younas Can you please remove misunderstanding of kids of murdered couple?

sharabi Nov 06, 2014 10:47am

oh my lord, Sorry No words

BK Nov 06, 2014 10:47am

See the condition of their house and a pregnant women working in brick kiln also speaks the alarming financial position and striving for survival. Government must provide financial assistance and security to their children.

BK Nov 06, 2014 10:47am

See the condition of their house and a pregnant women working in brick kiln also speaks the alarming financial position and striving for survival. Government must provide financial assistance and security to their children.

Babban Nov 06, 2014 10:51am

No muslims protest. Great!

Muhammad Ijaz Nov 06, 2014 10:51am

What a shame, These people are not muslims, nor humans.

tj Nov 06, 2014 10:51am

@ravi

Brothers?? Really??

EmEn Nov 06, 2014 10:52am

Where is Maulana Fazul Rehman? Perhaps, he is too busy in Kashmir Committee.

Where is Sirajul Haq? Perhaps, too busy to get Dr Afifa out ou US jail.

Where is Imran Khan? Perhaps, too busy to tackle NA Speeker.

Where is CII? Where is Maulana Sheerani? He is too busy in amending the laws to give permission for second or third marriage.

Blasphemy law is there. Your local Mullana is the judge, and illitrate villagers are executioners. Quick justice.

kranti Nov 06, 2014 10:52am

All these 60 culprits will be released very soon with lack of proof as evidence.

Mustafa J. Nov 06, 2014 10:53am

Government of Pakistan and Justice system should set an example of awarding most severe punishment to all who were in the mob and who took law in their own hand that resulted in murder of two Christian human beings. Hanging of 1000 people for murder of two innocent people may sound unrealistic but it will be strong deterrent to people who take laws in their own hands and use power of mob to injure or kill human beings.

Naveed Nov 06, 2014 10:55am

It's not a question of Islam or Muslims .if anyone dare to insult quran or prophet and proved guilty must be punished.yeah they should have fair trial,as people should not take law in hand. Same happens to other majorities in the world.indians killed thousands Muslims in Gujarat and burned kids alive .any Indian cry,no.in Burma mosques kids women and elderly Muslims were slaughter and burned ,anyone cry no, In Bosnia 8000/- Muslim young man kids woman girls were killed in the most brutal way ,anyone cried no. Even it's wrong to kill people in any society ,why no one make hue and cry when Muslims are burned alive .ask ur self.its problem with humans not religions.

Talha Nov 06, 2014 10:55am

It's a very sad incident!

amazing, that 1000s came to destroy poor and helpless couple on a call-to-kill... vs. not sure how many among them would have answered call-to-pray 5 times a day.

they are illiterate people of Pakistan and has nothing to do with the religion.

another day, and another sad story from my beloved Pakistan!

Ali Nov 06, 2014 10:55am

Islam still rocks and shall always. What has happened here is pure illiteracy in people. Villages dnt follow islam.

akkuturaju Nov 06, 2014 10:56am

I was almost cried to see the young couple picture. Pakistani brothers please please kind to all your poor people, minorities. Please do not hurt them. Killing innocent people and the culprits are not being punished afterwards is found in Pakistan always. . Big sins are doing by this. Our life is short and we have to love each other.

Kittu Nov 06, 2014 10:56am

This draconian blasphemy law has empowered the Mullahs and the bigots. No use in distancing them from the mainstream, bcz, this law is a tacit approval by the majority. Elected law makers have enacted this law in a constitutional body, blessing a death penalty for blasphemy. Now it is high time to unseat this law. Otherwise agree that all should share the shame.

Awam Nov 06, 2014 10:58am

How will their three children age 2 to 7 take this news of burning alive their parents by their neighbors? Let nation cry endlessly and seek forgiveness from these toddlers.

Kittu Nov 06, 2014 10:59am

This is a gut churning heinous act. How low one can stoop! In India, no one can dream of passing such a blasphemy law against religious minority! In fact Sunni's wanted to enact a law not to recognize the Ahamadis as Muslim. Didn't go through.

Winnerman Nov 06, 2014 11:00am

Muslims are not safe either in Pakistan. Muslim ade slaughtering Muslims. Whole country is sick. People call themselves devout Muslims and at the same time committing such evil acts that are not permitted in Islam. They are giving Islam a bad name. No tolerance whatsoever. Finally, my thoughts and prayers go out the deceased and their loved ones.

Nausheen Mehmood Nov 06, 2014 11:02am

This is height of illiteracy, lack of tolerance. Religion gives the lesson of peace, not killing in the name of religion. We Muslims do the blasphemy, we give others the chance to talk negative about our religion by our inhuman behavior.

JK Nov 06, 2014 11:03am

People shedding crocodile tears are hypocrites who are more worried about isolation of Pak and branding of themselves as ISIS and its repercussion. PM keeping mum on this can and it has tacit nod of 98 percent of public.

Jasim Khan Nov 06, 2014 11:03am

only the guilty flee. How far are going to run. Sooner or later Allah's justice will catch up to them and they will pay a hefty price.

threatning Nov 06, 2014 11:04am

A shocking story overall. This wouldn't have happened if the people have sheer trust in police department. Had they transparent system and people have trusted them, then they would have handed over them to police. But unfortunately our society has become criminal and each individual consider himself a better judge.

Abhai Nov 06, 2014 11:09am

I see a lot of Pakistanis who stand up for humanity, and same is true for Indians. And that's very heartening sign. The indoctrination that goes on since childhood is the only cause of hatred. People are so well behaved when they meet each other in person, but when they form a mob, they become devils. Ideology of hate has become so strong that people have stopped questioning it's relevance. I say it must be questioned ! How come you become superior or I become superior just because we pray differently ? Aren't we praying to the same God ?

shekh Nov 06, 2014 11:09am

what a shame !!!

Inqelabzindabad Nov 06, 2014 11:09am

@Younas Perhaps, you still doubt?

Muhammad AMan Nomani Nov 06, 2014 11:09am

Shameful act. Shame on all. All culprits should be burnt in the same kiln and all officials should be present. Show the world, we have a justic system, Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Sikhs, all must live in peace in Pakistan.

Aswani Nov 06, 2014 11:10am

@ravi No one is i am a paki and you should be stop thinking about pakistan and india at this moment...Think that every individual is a human and has rights

S malik Nov 06, 2014 11:12am

I am a muslim and was born in pak and lived there for 30 yrs. i will say the minorities in pakistn live in probably the worst possible conditions in the world. Most of them including these guys even have muslim names so that they are not identifieable.

Asad Sultan Nov 06, 2014 11:12am

this is what happens when some jahil molanas use religion as their tool of power and the jahil people just obey them. this country will only drown more if this insanity isnt stopped

Aftab Nov 06, 2014 11:12am

Unless and untill we punish these Brutes such incidents will continue to rise every now and then. This blasphemy chapter needs to be closed down once and for all.

JK Nov 06, 2014 11:13am

@Shabbir . Hiding behind facade of humanity. They burnt in the name of religion for blasphemy.

truth Nov 06, 2014 11:13am

All in the name of islam........good going followers of the religion of peace......

Canada Nov 06, 2014 11:15am

Time and time again we see religious violence and violence against women go unpunished. Why would people stop from doing this when a strict law is 1)not in place 2) law enforcement is non existent 3) judiciary is dysfunctional. Society must show the people that this is unacceptable behaviour and that those that condone that behaviour will too be held accountable.

For now, Pakistan goes down even further internationally as the most backward, corrupt, sexist and bigoted country in the world. Im not trying to politicize this but after 70 years Pakistan has gone nowhere but backwards, give an alternative a chance aren't you guys fed up of this PML and PPP nonsense? Heck you can't even get rid of polio. While pretty much the rest of the world has eradicated polio 50 years ago, Pakistant is still full of polio and stoning people. May god and yourself help you.

Babar Nov 06, 2014 11:17am

All people who are involved in murder should be burned the same way in front of remaining population of that area and media should cover that event so that next time nobody can dare to repeat such inhuman behaviour

Mahen Nov 06, 2014 11:18am

If this is the reaction by mobs for allegedly desecrating pages of the Holy Quran, what would people of Pakistan do to its Hindus population if they set a train returning from prayers on fire killing hundreds like Gujarat?

Babar Nov 06, 2014 11:18am

Islam is really a religion of peace but Muslims became animals

Iqhlaq Ahmed (lahore) Nov 06, 2014 11:19am

I don't have words to condemn this... This is not the way that was shown by our beloved Prophet (PBUH). Burning of inocent lives is utterly disgusting. the culprits should be punished at any cost. Rest in Peace.

SMJ Nov 06, 2014 11:20am

What a SHAME!

The Leader Mohd [AS] that we follow SHOWED US what we need to do: BE EXTREMELY TOLERANT and FORGIVING so that people are attracted to your religion. He forgave people who had plundered, looted, abused, killed his immediate family members BUT he forgave those same people. WHY?

Are these people TRULY FOLLOWING the path and conduct of the holy prophet. CERTAINLY NOT.

They have committed a heinous and a barbaric crime by burning humans alive! Unimaginable. But ONLY people from this aprt can do it as they are brainwashed thoroughly by the extremists!!!

Rakesh Nov 06, 2014 11:20am

Unfortunately nothing will be done to punish the guilty.....they will be free in few days. No politician in Pakistan has guts to repeal blasphemy law.

Hasan Nov 06, 2014 11:23am

It's extremely sad and terrifying to read this. The mullah deserves a painful death penalty and that too in public so no one in the future can even care to think of committing such a crime. Extremely heart breaking. Certainly nothing to do with the teachings of our Prophet S.A.W .

Abdul Malik Nov 06, 2014 11:23am

I am ashamed to be called a Pskistani Muslim

Gaurav Arya Nov 06, 2014 11:23am

@Syed - The solution is not to kill the culprits. The solution is to educate your people and tell them that religion is a personal matter. When a Pakistani leaves home, he should leave his faith at the doorstep and step out only as a Pakistani. That is the only solution.

Amarnath Nov 06, 2014 11:23am

Pakistan follows the book of religion to the T. Accordingly...... anyone who insults islam to the slightest degree should be sent to gallows.

The way the couple was killed was wrong. The mob should not have taken law into its hand. The Pakistani law could have handled these two christians and sent them to the gallows if indeed the woman had burnt pages of koran. It does not matter if she was pregnant or mentally unstable etc.

Mahen Nov 06, 2014 11:23am

Kashmiris want to be part of Pakistan? oh boy!

Saad Nov 06, 2014 11:26am

No religion gives right to one person to kill other. Islam is religion of peace and our preachers always gave the message of peace and humanity. Our ancestors converted people with their character not by power. Illiteracy is the main cause of this incident. However it is so ironic that yet again it got aggravated due to religion. I feel so sorry, words cannot describe it. May Allah grant jannah to this couple...seriously my heart bleeds...

And to all Indian friends out there, please don't try to blow things out of proportion. There is illiteracy in your country as well and such incidents happens. We need to educate our people and change sick mentality rather than pointing fingers and try to look better than neighboring country.

younas Nov 06, 2014 11:27am

how brutally were they acted

EmEn Nov 06, 2014 11:28am

@Nazir Ahmed

Very funny. You and mullahs need a psychiatrist.

Old Ravian Nov 06, 2014 11:28am

Another heartbreaking incident. And I can assume safely that nothing will happen, and we will hear about another such incident. And by the way, what do the "faithfuls" expect about how the non-Muslims must be discussing Quran, Islam, the Prophet (PBUH) and Allah in their private gatherings after a young couple is brutally murdered by a mob?

jen Nov 06, 2014 11:29am

For all defenders of Islam, please be informed that your lives are set according to the holy book. Dont think yourself well verse in quran better than the taliban or alqueda. If you have really knows it that well, there would not have been any terrorist organisation in the world. Therefore, wake up, read your book thoroughly(and faster), take the barbarians head on and save the innocent lives. Also please realise, when you defend your religion when something worse like this happens, it makes you the biggest culprit than the perpetrators of this ghastly crime. Time to amend your religion and acknowledgement of this fact is the right step to prevent such massacres in the future.

Gaurav Arya Nov 06, 2014 11:30am

@Shabbir - It is specific to Pakistan. There are riots in India, for sure. But they happen once in a decade and the reasons are mostly political, economic and social though they are given a religious colour. There has never been a case in India wherein a religious leader has incited a mob to go hunting and burning minorities.

Also, the big difference is that in India (lets take your favourite example, Gujarat) people get punished. Senior cabinet ministers and police officers are in jail and will be there till they die. In Pakistan, you put Qadri in jail and this guy is running a hate empire from inside, getting policemen to shoot people in jail.

Mehjoor Nov 06, 2014 11:30am

Request to Indians, please stop attacking Islam, this incidence has nothing to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. Killing one person in Islam is like killing whole humanity. Those who took part in killing are not muslim, period.

Iqhlaq Ahmed (lahore) Nov 06, 2014 11:32am

I don't have words to condemn this... This is not the way that was shown by our beloved Prophet (PBUH). Burning of inocent lives is utterly disgusting. the culprits should be punished at any cost. Rest in Peace.

kuzzy Nov 06, 2014 11:34am

This couple reminds me of how my wife holds my arm when we take a picture. They were sweet, innocent, hardworking, intelligent, someone's parents, someone's children. Rest In Peace.

Mustafa Nov 06, 2014 11:36am

@ravi;

"there would have been 50+ comments on this article if it is from india. All paki brothers are silent now."

The truth is just the other way round, killing of only two people is not even reported in the national press in India and it happens everyday. Over 500 Muslims were slaughtered in the BJP's Love Jihad concoction.

Mustafa Nov 06, 2014 11:37am

@KRana;

We should be enlightened like India and Kill only Muslims and dalits.

Babar Nov 06, 2014 11:38am

@Astro Vivekanand Tewari Few weeks back a person in India crushed a 5 years boy under his tractor for a dispute of minor amount with the father of that child, I accept that we are becoming animals day by day but you people are also not humans

Salman Nov 06, 2014 11:39am

Those who committed this crime must be caught immediately, prosecuted and given severe punishment so that none of this happen ever again. I am a Muslim, Pakistani and I condemn this brutality. We are going down the drain as a nation!

Mustafa Nov 06, 2014 11:39am

@no more!;

" they should remove the white from their flag"

Since they have already removed the green.

Mustafa Nov 06, 2014 11:41am

Too bad, Narinder Modi's 3000 year old vedic plastic surgery cannot help.

L.Ahmad. Nov 06, 2014 11:42am

Cruel, barbaric, inhumane, despicable, heart wrenching, blood chilling, vicious, malignant, repugnant and callous act. No human being deserves it. No, no, no.

MJS Nov 06, 2014 11:42am

Its a shameful act and all responsible should be publicly hanged in order to set an example.

ahmed Nov 06, 2014 11:45am

This is the most heart breaking article I have read. I am ashamed to call myself Pakistani.

abdul sami Nov 06, 2014 11:46am

Mark my words, nothing will change no one will get punished. Murders are now heros of Pakistan. Just symbolic statements from the so called leaders and that's it. Had they punished previous murderous who killed hundreds Of Ahmadies, Hazaras and Christians then they will not be in this position. Pakistan have reached lowest level possible. I am ashamed to be a Pakistani.

Anshuman Nov 06, 2014 11:46am

@Rashida Khan Careful, my friend, of the mullahs and the bigots. And be safe.

Javed Jabbar Nov 06, 2014 11:47am

Very sad news that need to be condemn at every level.

I like to make few things clear here. There is a very big difference between ‘teaching of religion’ and ‘actually practicing it’. Islam is indeed a religion of peace. The people who are involved in these cases don’t know about the teaching of Islam nor do they want to learn and follow as per the teaching of Islam. Some of the black sheep take advantages of this illiteracy about the religion and guide the people as they want to. It is irony that the media has also become a facilitator of them. I like to suggest the media to review its role and play it positively.

Farah Ahmed Nov 06, 2014 11:48am

@ravi You do realize, India has a far bigger population.. Useless comment.

ram Nov 06, 2014 11:48am

I suppose an India-America-Afghanistan joint operation should be held and relieve this land from such inhuman barbarians. Would be good for all humanity.

Farah Ahmed Nov 06, 2014 11:48am

Govt action: "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and the latter constituted a three-member committee comprising the secretary of minority affairs, chairman of CM’s inspection team and additional IG to investigate the matter."

That sentence has to be the dryest, fakest and emptiest in the whole article. Our govt. really doesn't care about us.

S.Khan Nov 06, 2014 11:49am

O,my God, burnt alive,.from where we bring the words to condemn this heinous crime. It seems the mob was fully charged in the name of the religion but they did not know that the religion they were using does not teach what they were going to do.This is a religion of peace, but these illiterate and ill taught people have made it a religion of hate and war. Such people are doing no service to the religion but they are damaging it. A sensible Pakistani ask from these people what they have achieved by burning these human beings. .In this present worsening situation it is hoped government, religious leaders, media and all responsible and influential Pakistani citizens will play their due role in society to create tolerance and religious harmony in the society, And the people who have committed this crime will be duly punished to stop such incidents in future. As far as blasphemy law is concerned it has become a weapon to settle personal scores therefore it is the responsibility of our legislators to make appropriate laws to stop its abuse against innocent people.

Wise Guy Nov 06, 2014 11:49am

The purpose of religion isto make you human not to turn you into a beast. Something is seriously wrong somewhere. THINK,ZARA SOCHO

ram Nov 06, 2014 11:51am

In a same way hindus in Godhra train were burnt....but later they knew what happens when you do it in India.

Zain Nov 06, 2014 11:55am

Its not about Pakistan but rather the illiteracy that booms in souls, our minds that are ruined with the concept of illegal justice. I would bet not a single person who committed this inhuman act was educated and sensible. I wish each individual who took part in this ruthless act of terror be punished by hanging in front of millions, but would that happen in a place where you just need to shut up and conceive the translations of our religion by these devils.

LD Nov 06, 2014 11:56am

@jojo There are thousands of events more severe than Gujarat that have happened in Pakistan. Misuse of religion.

Khalida Khurshid Nov 06, 2014 11:56am

Remove blasphemy law immediately. Give death sentence to murderers. Compensate big time, apologise big time to the Christian community. Educate people of Pakistan.

Amir Ali Nov 06, 2014 11:59am

Strongest condemnation and there should be no tolerance in bringing the culprits to justice.

Yatan Nov 06, 2014 11:59am

If this was done in India, then the whole Pak will be screaming. Time to introspect.

Sunil Nov 06, 2014 12:00pm

Deep sadness and anguish.

The world community must act and help the minorities to migrate out of Pakistan and extract the financial cost from Pakistan for it's utter failure to protect the minorities.

It is most barbaric and heinous crime that a pregnant young woman and her husband were burnt alive.

There are no words enough and adequate to condemn the criminals.

Atleast the Pakistani investigation and justice system proves that they can do an honest job.

Sampath Nov 06, 2014 12:06pm

Thanks Dawn, for being honest to let the world know the truth. Total shame. What would be the reaction in Pak, if such a thing were to happen to a Pak muslim couple elsewhere. ? Put yourself in others' shoes and raise to being a human. The religious nasha has to stop. It is repeatedly proven that Pak does not treat minorities equally. I believe the UN Human rights commission should interfere and fix it. Usually, Pak Bros will hammer and enjoy the opportunity for any small weird thing that happens elsewhere. why are they not talking now ? Demonstrates third rate humanity. A+ for Brutality.

Muhammad Nov 06, 2014 12:07pm

Islam is a religion of peace but some fanatics made it difficult to understand. In fact in Islam nobody allowed to do justice on its own, there are clear message regarding justice system. Punjab Police and Govt are fully responsible for this coward act. They cannot stop these kind of tragedies because they are crooks and came through corrupt system.

atif Nov 06, 2014 12:08pm

this act of killing ppl brutally is the actual blasphemy find out the ppl who incited it and find out ppl who were leading the act and give them punishment swiftly and quickly

shameful incident for all of us pakistanis

aftab Nov 06, 2014 12:08pm

In this brutal act of crime there would be perhaps also a foreign hand ( berunee sazish) ? ? ? ? ?

Syed Abbas Nov 06, 2014 12:10pm

I wonder, what will happen if same would happen in foreign non-muslim country with Muslims too. Seems like in coming years Pakistan will be handed over to World Wildlife Federation (WWF) for rehabilitating us to become a human being. The issue might be a genuine, but the punishment is not what they received. The solution for this, is to cut both hands of all the culprits who are involved in this, so that they became an example for others that Islam doesn't allow to punish someone by yourself. It is the duty of the Government and Shariah court to punish anyone over blasphemy.

Faryal Nov 06, 2014 12:11pm

I am beyond disgusted to hear of this news. Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance not violence and aggression. The image of Islam that is being portrayed by these people makes me feel ashamed to be called a Pakistani. Do these people not even have an iota of morality in them? Burning someone alive is the worst kind of death. I hope this matter is investigated and receives international attention so that measures can be taken to secure every Pakistani life.

Saleem Shah Nov 06, 2014 12:11pm

Mollah's of all kind should be deported from Pakistan totally. They are brain washing people

nk Nov 06, 2014 12:12pm

The politician and courts are COWARDS!!!!!!!!!.THIS INHUMANE LAW SHOULD BE ABOLISHED!!!!! THIS IS NOT ISLAM!!!!!.

Nadir Nov 06, 2014 12:23pm

@Aysha here's the scary part: Many of the millions who gather to protest the cartoons also believe that this is the way to deal with "blasphemers".

Hui Wang Nov 06, 2014 12:23pm

This is not good. Monsters I am telling you. It is just ridiculous inhumane behavior.

M K Sufi Nov 06, 2014 12:24pm

Replace Madrassa educated Masjid Imams with scholars from IIU, Islamabad or person holding post graduation qualifications from a recognises university.Madrassas should be converted into regular schools, under Education Board, with the syllabus prescribed/approved by the Board, with stress on religious subject.

Anshuman Nov 06, 2014 12:24pm

@Nausheen Mehmood No religion is reason for the slaughter of millions of people in the world. Are you really this stupd.?

Laddoo Nov 06, 2014 12:25pm

Catch all the culprits and throw them in the same kiln. That is justice. No mercy should be shown to any of them.

And for all the Indians shamelessly reminding Pakistanis how intolerant we are, please look at India. Communal riots are a weekly occurance. A Christian boy was tortured and killed brutally and they still have not convicted anyone since 2013.

Salamat Nov 06, 2014 12:25pm

This is all conspiracy to blame Islam and Pakistan. These murders are sponsored by RAW and then all the RAW agents post hate comments on Pakistani newspaper sites. Our newspapers should be able to see through this game of RAW and in future not publish this kind of news. There are so many good thing happening in Pakistan, let us focus on positives of our great nation Pakistan and our great religion Islam.

Salamat Nov 06, 2014 12:25pm

This is all conspiracy to blame Islam and Pakistan. These murders are sponsored by RAW and then all the RAW agents post hate comments on Pakistani newspaper sites. Our newspapers should be able to see through this game of RAW and in future not publish this kind of news. There are so many good thing happening in Pakistan, let us focus on positives of our great nation Pakistan and our great religion Islam.

Laddoo Nov 06, 2014 12:28pm

@American Desi In your demented American and desi logic please explain how a Muslim not involved in this crime can be blamed based on his or her faith?

Tara Nov 06, 2014 12:34pm

@Sadiq agreed..... stop killing innocent humans in name of religion

Salman Nov 06, 2014 12:38pm

Another shameful day for Pakistan and its people.... Wake up before its to late .....

Samad Chaudhry Nov 06, 2014 12:39pm

Such self proclaimed Mullahs should be flogged and hanged in public Personal vendetta on the name of Islam is unacceptable. Pakistan is not created for such idiots

Salman Nov 06, 2014 12:40pm

@NORI I totally agree ....shameful

Dr Haroon Nov 06, 2014 12:41pm

Sad... Just when you think it couldn't get any worse, it does.

Iqbal Bhai Nov 06, 2014 12:45pm

@American Desi : It has nothing to do with religion. It is lack of education.

Sami Nov 06, 2014 12:47pm

@ravi Pakistanis and it's media are very much free when there come the Matter of exposing truth unlike our neighbour Indias's biased people and their media...that is why you choos to read Pakistan' free media's reporting ... You should appreciate this and also try to follow us in this regard

Yousuf47 Nov 06, 2014 12:49pm

A travesty of injustices regularly committed by Pakistani Muslim majority against minority Christians and there are not enough words to condemn atrocities committed on an innocent couple causing death of Shama and Shazad and their unborn child. It is the job of Police to bring all responsible to justice so men who committ murder in the name of religion becomes a thing of the past. It is the much needed Police Reforms and West has a role to insist on reforms that may prove a catalyst preventing mob rule or of taking law into their own hands. The Punjab Police should accept responsibility and its head should stand down.

Mahen Nov 06, 2014 12:52pm

@Ahmed There is NO problem in Gujarat, Very developed place and all including Muslims are happy, No problem in RSS, who have never participated in ANY terrorist acts, No problem with ban Thackeray, shiv sena are playing politics of partys , peaceful and within the law and MODI is a rockstar . And relentless nationalism which also is very different from extremist religion. Just ask ANYBODY in ANY part of the planet! So please grow up

SAM Nov 06, 2014 12:52pm

There was a woman who used to throw garbage on Prophet PBUH.One day the woman was sick and she was unable to throw garbage therefore Prophet PBUH went to her house to ask about her health and welfare. Just by attitude and kindness of Prophet PBUH so many people accepted Islam.

kamransaeed23@gmail.com Nov 06, 2014 12:53pm

No wonder we are in the grip of all natural calamities- Earth quakes, floods, famine. Allah will send his wrath on nations who will consider wrong as right and those which cant differentiate bewteen humans and animals....don't know when we will understsand this reality.

ashok Nov 06, 2014 12:55pm

Pakistan is becoming another IS state

Sheryar Nov 06, 2014 12:57pm

Extremist have ruined our religion, even if some one has to commit blasphemy, its between him and Allah, we need to relax, respect other religions so that they respect Islam. This is ludicrous!

Nausheen Mehmood Nov 06, 2014 01:00pm

@Abhai You just took the words out of my mouth. We all first have to become human beings before becoming Pakistani, Indian or Muslim, Hindu & Christian. Rest will be taken care of.

Haaris Ali Nov 06, 2014 01:00pm

Why can't we do away with blasphemy law? I really hope that all the culprits are punished.

Adeel Nov 06, 2014 01:00pm

Very sad incident. Shouldn't have taken place. All those involved should be punish. And also to all those who have commented below Islam did not throw these couple into burning furnace Muslim did. We are to be blamed for such acts not our religion. Did anyone blamed Hindu Religion after Gujrat incident NO, so called biggest democracy PM Modi got blamed and after that he wasn't punished. Did Indian fell ashamed after that incident, NO. They were so proud that they made Modi their PM. If a driver bangs latest model BMW who will you blame makers of BMW or the driver ? We as a Muslim have to be role model and practical example. If we are not doing our job then we are to be blamed. So stop blaming religion and start blaming the followers.

Omer Nov 06, 2014 01:01pm

Ashamed of myself as to what we have become. We as a nation lack patience. No killing is justified no matter what. May Allah bless those inhumanely killed and punish those who did it as he is watching everything.

Toxic Nov 06, 2014 01:02pm

I am Pakistani Muslim, I stongly condemned this horrendous act. I appeal that these villagers and soecially the Mullah who incited this voilence should be burnt A Live! This Blaphesmy law is the most riddiculous inhumane law which should be thrown into fire. Islam is the religion of peace, but the followers are Zombie in each and every shape, IsIS, Taliban and these poor villagers who brutally burned these innocent couple.

Hameed Nov 06, 2014 01:03pm

Hunt down each and every member of the mob and give them the sentence they deserve.

Ahtesham Nov 06, 2014 01:06pm

This is happening because of illiteracy in Pakistan!

faisal Nov 06, 2014 01:07pm

My God...this is crazy...all those responsible should be put to death no exception...poor souls...RIP...

kart Nov 06, 2014 01:19pm

@Beena Siddiqui So was it a bunch of angels who flew from the heaven and burnt these poor couple alive?

ashok Nov 06, 2014 01:21pm

@Beena Siddiqui yeah right keep living in your dream world. it is precisely this attitude that has brought Pakistan to the state it is presently in.

GS Nov 06, 2014 01:29pm

@Ahmed - Dear Ahmed, When u live in globalized World, the comments will come from all over. therefore, I don't think there is need to panic on that issue. It also gives the world the opportunity to see that even Pakistani Citizens are feeling sad about this incident. Else, all would assume that none of the people in Pakistan condemn such type of acts. Also you get to know the view point of the entire world.

Civi varghese Nov 06, 2014 01:29pm

We should know that most of the refugees in western countries are from the muslim countries.They are enjoying the security and freedom there!May the souls of victims rest in peace.

mirza Nov 06, 2014 01:29pm

Sad...very sad...as a muslim I strongly condemn this horrible act in the name of Islam...

Anwar Nov 06, 2014 01:31pm

This is high time the government should address the issue seriously. The illiterates who took the law in hand must be given exemplary punishment. A fair inquiry need to be conducted.

The incident can not be condemned in words.

humanbeing Nov 06, 2014 01:34pm

Its so heart wrenching. Murder of fellow humain beings just for few pages of a book. Tragic end of two souls :(

Jai Nov 06, 2014 01:36pm

What happened to all the humans who lived here before 1947?

Secular Nov 06, 2014 01:42pm

With this kind of barbaric behaviours Islam is getting a very bad name

tariq Nov 06, 2014 01:43pm

Give severe punishment to IMAM . ASK Maulanas to condemn it openly.

mhw Nov 06, 2014 01:44pm

I am very much Sad and feel where we are going . Yesterday I listened Molana Tariq Jamil byann in Giligit Imam Bargah, really fee good that some standup to spread love. Govt must take very serious action on this. I am as Muslim apologies to my Christian friends that it was not Muslim act indeed!

Bahawal Khan Nov 06, 2014 01:44pm

i couldn't read the whole of it.

S juman shah Nov 06, 2014 01:45pm

Shame on Muslims. Ones who do the deeds and the other remain quiet.

Marco Nov 06, 2014 01:46pm

As an Italian living in the Netherlans I found this news very disgusting. I see that most of the comment here are against this extreme action, but I want to let you know that international press readers could easilly get a very bad idea of Pakistani mindset.

Unfortunately, terrorism and violence is something included in Islam's package ...a small percentage but is always there everywhere.

The Quran is too generic and open to misinterpretations but you prentend to regulate your life with it. This was the same problem the cristin community faced in the history but people's mind is more flexible now. You should just accept to be more flexible(starting from religion classes) to avoid terrorist and violence. grow up in your community. This is especially true in poor areas.

Noman Nov 06, 2014 01:47pm

I am a Pakistani and I strongly condemn this. I wish and pray that all those involved in this act should be burnt alive also so that no one could ever dare to think about doing this in future. And I hate those so called religious scholars who stay quite on these issues. Halwa khor mullahs, they should be ashamed of themselves!

Jo Nov 06, 2014 01:48pm

I find this rather ironic and sad. All these people say they worship a good and loving God, a God who cherishes life. And of all the murder that occurs in this God's name make you wonder when this God is going to take out a front page in every newspaper around the world saying, "I quit. You murder in your own names for a change."

Aagaaz Nov 06, 2014 01:49pm

It is so easy to judge, condemn and accuse, to prove one superior than the other. Pakistan is this and India is that or we are right and you are wrong. Please let our comments truly reflect on the incident with awareness and truth, seize a learning to evolve ourselves into better humans with responsibility.

Sandeep Ramachandran Nov 06, 2014 01:59pm

@American Desi, it is people like you who give credence to the argument that Jinnah was right to ask for a separate country for Musclims. Shame on you for this bigotry and hatred. And shame on all those 187 who have like your comment!.

lala jee Nov 06, 2014 02:02pm

@ same here brother. What happened to the good Muslims it seems like we Muslim have lost our faith. Protecting minorities is the responsibility of majority. The people who committed this cruel crime shall be burried in that fire factory. As a Muslim Pakistani my heart goes out to the coupl who went through this cruelty and the kids who went through this cruel incidence. Collect all those mullahs and take their entry test if they are really capable of teaching islam. Tough mullas like those shall be sent to jails because they bring nothing but shame to Islam. I feel very deeply sorry for this family and for our minority community in general.

Adnan Nov 06, 2014 02:05pm

Its about time this Draconian and man-made Blasphemy Law be abolished. Too many innocent lives have been lost due to the manipulation of this law to settle scores. Those who act as the bearers of faith should educate themselves more about Islam which preaches tolerance. If they love the Prophet so much that they would kill someone who disrespects him, then they should remember the incident of the old lady who would throw trash on the Prophet yet he showed patience and compassion even towards her. That is only one of many examples from his life.

Islam for these people stops at the Blasphemy law. Really sad and appalling. All those accused should be punished to the full extent of law as an example for others.

mosawwir Nov 06, 2014 02:06pm

Only arrests will not serve the justice. That Mullah who incited people for such a heinous crime should immediately be handed. The real perpetrators should be identified and justice should be served in its letter and spirit.

Parvez Nov 06, 2014 02:11pm

....and Parliament still drags its feet and shakes in its shoes at the mention of taking corrective steps to stop the MISUSE of the blasphemy law. But when it comes to allocating themselves ' blue passports ', salary increases, perks and privileges they are all united and the orders get passed the same day.

Ansir Khan Nov 06, 2014 02:14pm

An ignorant 4-month pregnant christian woman Saima who is a sweeper by profession finds some torn pages of Arabic as she sweeps the floors of a Brick factory, oblivious of what it is she continues sweeping n dutifully throws it in the garbage. Little does she know that this act of her will instigate madness among the so-called Muslims of her area. Incited by the local masjid Imam, the people after keeping her n her husband Sajjad captive for 3 days, kill all three of them throwing the bodies in a Brick Kiln. In supposedly protecting the sanctity of the torn inscriptions on some forsaken pages, the people of Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur violate every principle that this sacred Book/inscription propagates, they violate all Divine teachings, they violate humanity as a whole. If this is their Religion, then how can any human be a part of such religion? If this is their belief than how can any man with any sense of morality support it. I am ashamed as a Pakistani, as a Muslim and as a Human being. How did it come to this, my dear Muslims?

javed_156@hotmail.com Nov 06, 2014 02:19pm

Dear all, The problem with all of us is that whenever a wind of sympathay started for some cause, we all started to fly into it without observing the facts. The thing which i get from above Dawn paper is that " The girl was not aware of the papers which his father left after his death and she was burning the papers and Quran was burnt also in that unintentionally". We all know that whenever we live in any country we live as per that country rules and regulations and if we do not follow them then we face the consequences. As the girl was married it mean she was in the mature age, she should understand that she is the minority in the country and she should play carefully, espacially in the religious matters. If she burnt Quran then she should need to remove that material from there. Her so much carelessness on this sensitive matter lead to this incident. Image if somebody is living in india and he do the same with hindu religoius book what happened to the him as well as all the community living with him there. Similar is the case with america or other countries that whenever you play with the sentiment of their people you will face consequences. But the problem is that pakistan is a poor nation whenever something come everybody start riding on it and so called enlighted muslims get chance to play their role. if you want that somebody care for your senstivity then care for the sensitivty of the opponents also.

Adeel Nov 06, 2014 02:26pm

Shameful, heart breaking, deeply upsetting. These people are not human or we Pakistanis are not human. Shame on us.

Tina Nov 06, 2014 02:27pm

@Salamat Yup just like RAW implemented the draconian blasphemy laws in Pakistan, changed our curriculum to preach hatred, built thousands of maddrasas in Pakistan who spread hate and intolerance, sentenced a mentally ill man to death for blasphemy, etc. The people who threw rose petals on Qadri after murder of Salman Taseer were also all RAW agents.

shami Nov 06, 2014 02:30pm

A very tragic incident and an act of barbariasm. This in nothing but radicalism and intolerance for others in our minds. May we get rid of this hatred and May the souls of Shama and Shehzad rest in peace.

Suren Singh Sahni Nov 06, 2014 02:31pm

Nothing will wash this stain from Pakistans conscience. I m so wrong they have no conscience.

Blunt D Kasuri Nov 06, 2014 02:35pm

Really sad and tragic news although such brutal incidents have been taking place commonly in developing countries due to the lack of education. As thousands of Muslims home were set to fire and countless of Muslims were burnt ferociously in Indian Gujarat in past in the name of religion & now this fresh news to shake us.But no need to provoke or conspire against anyone in the name of politics. Educate the people of either sides to halt such gruesome acts otherwise it will continue. In Islam there is no such kind of punishment.Even our Holy Prophet forgave the culprits who defamed him, were involved in battle crimes, threw stones or garbage on Prophet and even involved in countless exemplary crimes were forgiven public ally, in order to set the lasting examples for humankind.

Ordinary Nov 06, 2014 02:35pm

I am a hindu and i fear for my life and the life my siblings and parents as i read every word of this article.

Khan Nov 06, 2014 02:40pm

Pakistanis need education or else things will get worst - I appreciate indian comments but it would be a huge favour if you tell ur govt to stop spreading terrorism in Pakistan and let it prosper.

AussieMuslim Nov 06, 2014 02:53pm

@American Desi : The animals who committed such act had nothing to do with ISLAM. These animals and the local mosque who ran such hate campaign deserved to be burnt and every one involved given same punishment. Absolute horrible and a brutal act to kill those poor innocent people.

Rashmi Nov 06, 2014 02:57pm

What horror the couple must have gone through while the mob was breaking the roof to pull them out! Copy of a religious book was worth more than 3 lives! My heart shudders when I think the population of religion of peace is increasing in India.

Just Nov 06, 2014 02:57pm

I am totally Hopeless....

wiserneighbour Nov 06, 2014 03:04pm

The perpetrators of this crime will get a grand reception in Pakistan since they safeguarded the faith.Few burnt pages of Quran were enough to shatter the foundation of their faith.By burning the couple,they became the religious warriors. I don't know where this country is heading to?where is humanity?after what is a religion for?

subhash Nov 06, 2014 03:09pm

@prabir They are already proving it by doing such acts.

Abee Nov 06, 2014 03:11pm

@KRana let me correct you sir Pakistan was not made on the basis of hate to other Religions it was made under the flag of La ilaha ILLallah which doesnt support the killing of minorities, first being Muslim and second being Pakistani I feel ashamed.

M. Jan Nov 06, 2014 03:12pm

A barbaric act indeed and the culprits must be punished for the heinous crime. It is good that the government is taking action, unlike the neighbouring so called biggest democracy where hate criminals are rewarded by promoting them to the highest office in the land.

saim Nov 06, 2014 03:14pm

Mulllahs have destroying our country, British rule was thousands times better then this...

Desi Nov 06, 2014 03:24pm

Qassim started the process, moghals continued (courtesy Hakikat Rai) and now we see this one. What is common??? RELIGION.

Ali Nov 06, 2014 03:26pm

Acts of 50 people can not be used to judge 1.3 billion muslims. These 50 should be tried and punished. As for my Indian friends here who never waste a minute in jumping on the "Blame Islam and Blame Pakistan" bandwagon, should remember what hate breeds in their own country.Have these Indians (especially Hindus) forgotton what happened in Orissa in 2005 and what continues to happen there? You know what your country is so popular in ant-christian activities, that there is a complete blog on it. Get your act straight first fellow Indians before raising fingers on others - thats what hypocrites do!

Orrisa Burning: http://orissaburning.blogspot.com/

Muhammad waqas Nov 06, 2014 03:27pm

It is one of the sadest part of our religious misconduct. This was not a part of Islamic teachings. People are illiterate, they are blind followers of thier insticnt. As a muslin, I pray for the couple, may they rest in peace. I particularly destined them As martryers in ignorance. If these things are to be happen, then what message we are giving out to the people. May Allah bless the couple. I am really sorry after listening this all, Feeling ashamed of Becing a muslim. The teaching of Islam and this conduct is totally in opposition and contradictory.

Rashid Sultan Nov 06, 2014 03:33pm

@Ubedullah Country, unfortunately, with mad followers who abuse Islam and the prophet.

Chacko Cherian Calicut Nov 06, 2014 03:35pm

The pain and tears of the lady,her unborn baby and her husband will haunt all Pakistanis.It will make your country into a cursed place on earth.

vijay, Salem Nov 06, 2014 03:38pm

Kudos to Dawn for this newsitem despite knowing the fact that this incidence will bring only shame to Pakistan. Let the like hearted people unite to condemn this barbarism.

Faiz Nov 06, 2014 03:44pm

Very sad that our innocent Christan sister and brother were killed by this mob, all these accused should be hanged ....my condolences to our Christian community, our government need to protect our Hindu, Christian and all non Muslim brothers and sisters Muslim Pakistani

sana Nov 06, 2014 03:45pm

@ravi... there are 270+ comments... we are definitely not silent here..

Faiz Nov 06, 2014 03:48pm

@ravi Modi killed 2000 Muslims, you don't remember that

Abdul Manan Nov 06, 2014 03:55pm

I wish I could adopt those innocent children and pay love to the victim's family. May Allah has mercy on them.

turtlehead Nov 06, 2014 03:59pm

"Bilqees said a vendor who had visited the brick kiln found the pages of the Holy Quran and showed them to the villagers. Later on Tuesday morning, hundreds of villagers gathered at the kiln and burnt the couple alive without even listening to Shama. "

who was that "vendor" who found the papers and reported it to the villagers ?? he is the biggest culprit !!

Uzair Latif Nov 06, 2014 04:04pm

It does not matter what they accuse the couple of. They murdered 2 people. 100, 200, or 600 or whatever number of people were involved, they are murderers and thus must be dealt with accordingly. Although I would prefer that they suffer exactly what they made the victims suffer.

Desi Nov 06, 2014 04:14pm

@Faiz Modi prevented many many more of them, did you read that one too??? When will you grow up and learn to reasonable??? Seems an impossible task in Pakistan.

Zain Nov 06, 2014 04:20pm

@American Desi One cannot blame the religion for wrong doings of a bunch of people who call themselves Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace undoubtedly that teaches equality, peace and justice. You should read Islamic teachings before commenting on Islam,my friend. Those who use Islam to fulfill their evil designs should be punished for their wrongdoings.

Zain Nov 06, 2014 04:28pm

@ This happens and can happen everywhere in the world so don't be ashamed to be a Pakistani. We need to punish those who are responsible for this act and yes justice should be done as early as possible. The Mullah culture needs to be controlled and confined to Islamic education only. The mushroom growth of madrasas and Moulvis should be stopped and only licensed/registered learned maulvis should be allowed to preach and that too with certified degree. Everybody and anybody should not be given the right or privilege to call himself a Mullah.

Safiya Nov 06, 2014 04:40pm

Shame on us!!!!!

Mahen Nov 06, 2014 04:48pm

@Faiz Do you have any evidence?

A shah Nov 06, 2014 04:57pm

Can't we just blame this on India too and some sort of secret conspiracy?

Meherban Cheema Nov 06, 2014 05:02pm

Indeed a sad incident occurred due to illiteracy of the masses, On the other hand Indians are acting like they are very educated and civilized, mobs in India set ablaze complete churches in the past, killed thousands of Muslims in Gujrat, and we still remember the Godhra incident, Indians better set their own house in order than comment on minorities plight in Pakistan.

---- Nov 06, 2014 05:12pm

Zak...anything to say about your country!!!

Abbasi Nov 06, 2014 05:12pm

Ager me Prime minister hota to in villagers ko Chowk pe phansi pe latkata takay dubara koi qanoon ko hath me nahe lay

---- Nov 06, 2014 05:14pm

One word to describe these people ......Animals

Tariq Rahman Nov 06, 2014 05:17pm

Are we barbarians? Sliding back to stone age. Why is this controversial Blasphemy law not repealed yet? Why the so called moderate political parties and their affiliates muster enough courage and get rid of such a legislation. This Mullah and such mullahs in general and the culprits involved should be hanged in public. The feudals and the politicians should be banished. Than only we can see change in our society. They have kept the majority of the population illiterate. Islam is the religion of peace but as long as these hate mongering mullahs are free to roam about and general education is not regularised, I don't see Pakistan going anywhere forward. Please make an example of these Mullahs and the culprits, who use religions for their own personal gains.

john Nov 06, 2014 05:17pm

The Prophet would be ashamed of You and I.

muhammad Nov 06, 2014 05:30pm

@ravi Yes Ravi we are ashamed of ourselves

Kunal Nov 06, 2014 05:40pm

Please wake up and stop the extremists! They are taking over the civil society and soon it will be on your doorstep pathetic really to kill some one just because of hearsay

Human Nov 06, 2014 05:40pm

Burning a 3 month pregnant... Do we have any Humanity left in pakistan... you dnt need religion to tell you ... you just need to have a heart ... :(

Mustafa Nov 06, 2014 05:50pm

People had no right to kill the couple without the due course of law. It's so heart breaking.

True Nov 06, 2014 06:04pm

@Azeem Abdul Hakim :Afghanistan has nothing to with this, Pakistan destroied Afghanistan too , AFGHAN never had issues of religion in their Histrory yes they were defending their land , not their religion , because religion was treatend by any one , when Pakistan get involved 1979 attached relegion to it as they do in everything start with country"s name go figure!

Sadia Mahmud Nov 06, 2014 06:10pm

This horrific incident leaves one numb with grief and anger. All those involved in this horrendous crime are barbarians...

Varun Nov 06, 2014 06:11pm

So what should Pakistan do. They need to take steps to teach their ppl tolerance.Govt first of all needs to regularize madarsas.They need to replace the word hate or else it will turn in to frenzy. I don't know who controls Pakistan.But who so ever is,please please look inside Pakistan.Ppl are suffering.

Indian Nov 06, 2014 06:25pm

@Faiz Where from you got this number (exactly 2000)? By the way Zaid Hamid says 5000. The exact number is that the riots reulted in the deaths of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus. Thanks to Modi for preventing the riots in three days. If Modi was biased then what is the justification of 254 Hindus killing?

Garg VK Nov 06, 2014 06:49pm

I have read with interest various comments from India and Pakistan. Many comments from Pakistan says that these things happen in India also. I do not say that everything is good in India and we have our own set of problems. It is a country of 120 crore people, so a lot of bad things happen. It is only a developing economy and believe me, as an average Indian, we do not hate Pakistan. But the regularity with which such incidences are happening in Pakistan deserve some strict action from the Government. The people of Pakistan should seriously think, how so much radicalisation of the society has taken place.

Tina Nov 06, 2014 06:57pm

How cruel can these people be? I blame late Gen Zia for for this mess he created by rolling out the Blasphemy law - which is being misused by some Pakistani's. It's time the present govt. repeals/revises this law so as to stop such killings. Isn't there a court of law in Pakistan?

Alibaba Nov 06, 2014 06:59pm

I know both of you are happy now, wherever you are. . Away from all this hatered and anger. . Rest in peace!

Majid Nov 06, 2014 07:15pm

I have not seen any national leader to visit the site let alone condemning it. We need brave leaders.

Ali Nov 06, 2014 07:24pm

Look at Indian Comments, hysterical. This is a low time for our nation and we are mournign our country idiots action and the two beautiful young man and woman who lost their lives. We are also saddened that a third life was lost as well. However, we do not choose who to have in our country and who not to. I just ask the authority to give the harshest punishment to the responsible individuals.

Z khan Nov 06, 2014 07:35pm

So no one knows the name of the masjid with the loud speakers? Or the name of the mullah?

mrmela Nov 06, 2014 07:47pm

@American Desi: Its never about religion. Eradicating illiteracy is the solution.

Junaid Nov 06, 2014 08:01pm

why the mullah has not been arrested. Arrest him for inciting violence. Remember justice delayed is justice denied. Did we ever hear what commission came up with after the Joseph town incident. They never publish their findings. Let it be an example. This whole system needs to be changed. had people trusted our judiciary and police, then they would not take the law in their own hand and wait till justice takes its course. Unfortunately, our police and judiciary is completely politicized. People have lost faith in their abilities. I would also like to ask these local villagers (the self claimed pioneers of Islam), why there was no one who stood up when this was going on. On what ground would you complain to terrorists that they kill innocensts in name of religion when you did the same thing. You not only killed a couple, you kill an innocent unborn child and the 3 children that mother left behind. who would take care of them? what is their future? Our Prophet PBUH led by example.What he had was character. he impressed people with his fairness, his justice etc. He led by example. Shame of these so called Muslims. These people literally have caused more damage to the religion that Non Muslims.

Feroze KN Nov 06, 2014 08:03pm

Where are those bleeding heart liberals, why are n't they in the streets, demanding justice. ? I guess few blogs in the papers is the most they will do, besides when society turns man like Mumtaz Qadri into a hero, what can you expect.

Aryan Nov 06, 2014 08:21pm

extremely sad - happy to be away frmo Pakistan forever

Chaudhry Nov 06, 2014 08:36pm

@Faiz

So whats your point....?? Two wrongs can make one right ?? Is that what you mean when you respond by saying Modi killed 2000 muslims...??

Sadiq Nov 06, 2014 08:40pm

@john 100% correct

Rashid Nasim Nov 06, 2014 08:40pm

I cannot comprehend that human can do this to another human.

Shashi Nov 06, 2014 08:45pm

So sad! This incident is yet another testimony to the fact that, however much different the people of India and Pakistan think they are from each other, they are the same. Arrogant (that what they believe is the only truth) and brutal (against those who believe otherwise), flouting laws with impunity, mob justice, parochial value system, little regard to human life (I always thought that people lead lives only marginally better than animals in India, but looks like its the same across the border) intolerance, and the list goes on. The only difference is that the identity of the majority. I don't know if ever there will be peace in this region! Thankfully, we at least have a semblance of democracy in India which is strengthening by the day! Thanks to an active media and judiciary.

Aleem Nov 06, 2014 09:10pm

Indeed very disgraceful and shameful act. Condolences for the family of the grieved ones. The mob should be punished harshly so that they and others learn that humanity comes first in every religion.

Shashi Nov 06, 2014 09:25pm

So sad! This incident is yet another testimony to the fact that, however much different the people of India and Pakistan think they are from each other, they are the same. Arrogant (that what they believe is the only truth) and brutal (against those who believe otherwise), flouting laws with impunity, mob justice, parochial value system, little regard to human life (I always thought that people lead lives only marginally better than animals in India, but looks like its the same across the border) intolerance, and the list goes on. The only difference is that the identity of the majority. I don't know if ever there will be peace in this region! Thankfully, we at least have a semblance of democracy in India which is strengthening by the day! Thanks to an active media and judiciary.

vikran Nov 06, 2014 09:30pm

I feel very sad this is inhumane

Jaleel Rahman Nov 06, 2014 09:53pm

Where is the civil society who came on the streets to have an independent judiciary. Independent judiciary to do WHAT.

janan Nov 06, 2014 10:10pm

@Ouseph when US bomb to death incoent people in Aghanistan still you will they dragging themself in stone age? And this happening at the orders of American government while here its the act of individuals.

Najam Saeed Nov 06, 2014 10:21pm

@javed_156@hotmail.com You are dead wrong about America. I have lived in the United States for over 30 years and I am yet to see a single incident in this huge country of 360 million people where anybody was harmed or hurt (forget about being killed) for saying or doing anything bad about Christianity or any other religion. This is the beauty of this country - religious tolerance. The media and people will condemn the actions or statements but there is no mob mentality to lynch. I have seen TV programs here that are less than acceptable about prophets and religions but there were no mobs, violence or killings. You need to get your facts straight. If burning alive of 2 human beings for whatever reason is fine with you then you need some serious help. May Allah guide you on the straight path. Only Allah knows what is right or wrong but killing of this young couple does not seem right by any standard.

Larkanavi Nov 06, 2014 10:37pm

Most inhuman, brutal and tragic incident. Those who are found responsible for inciting and carrying out this act should be thrown in the same kiln as their victims were. If we really want to set an example then punishment meted out to these animals should be equally dreadful. The mullah who incited the mob should be the first one to be apprehended and punished. For once the Govt.. should show some backbone. Giving money to the victims family, while helpful, can not bring back those killed nor would it stop future incidents of similar nature.

Hercules Nov 06, 2014 10:39pm

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Mohit sharma Nov 06, 2014 10:49pm

After looking at the comments made by Pakistanis, I must say you guys have lots of thoughtfulness and compassion...but can't understand why this is not reflecting in real life...either lack of willfull leadership or these are only drafted comment with no meaning.

Babu Nov 07, 2014 01:57am

@Aysha My Dear Aysha, your response is very heartfelt. Please don't be ashamed to call yourself Muslim. The shame lies with those misguided people who commit these barbaric acts and yet call themselves Muslim. I hope and pray that Pakistan can come out of this misery soon and that you can be proud of your society once again. Pakistan's development socially and economically is in the best interest of India and other neighbours. Blessings.

Babu Nov 07, 2014 02:32am

@Ahmed Dear Ahmed, I apologize on behalf of Indians who appear to be smirking and gloating - I hope you can forgive this type of immaturity on their part. I also hope and pray that Pakistani society is able to root out this kind of behaviour from ever happening again and that certain people won't have the opportunity to smirk and gloat at others' misfortune, rather be more interested in rooting out their own impuruties.

Babu Nov 07, 2014 02:47am

@Mehjoor Dear sir, agree that its wrong to attack a religion. Its the society that needs to change. Thank you for acknowledging that those people who did this are not followers of Islam and must be punished. that is the kind of paradigm shift in thinking that needs to happen throughout the Pakistani masses. There are many Indians who wish Pakistanis well and convey hopes and prayers that society will quickly evolve where religious dogmas will no longer consume innocent lives.

Jz Nov 07, 2014 02:51am

This is a shameful act just cannot fathom the fact that two human beings were burnt alive I am sorry and ashamed today to be a Pakistani !

Babu Nov 07, 2014 03:10am

@Abdul Manan: Well said. Now if you could adopt these orphans and raise them as the Christians they were were born as - now that would be worth talking about and trigger a shift in the collective consciousness. Question is, who will have the courage to do this? If only I could read a news item in Dawn that a Muslim couple came forward, adopted the orphans and raised them into good Christians, it would make my day......such an act could reverse the atrocity committed on the couple and their poor children.

Rajaram Nov 07, 2014 04:10am

@shawn good way to get rid of them!

samar Nov 07, 2014 05:54am

Such a shameful incident .... Reason these incidents happen In. Small villages is due to lack of education and development that is the biggest challange of pak crimes taking place in the name of religion and these areas are deliberately left backward for political and terrorism purposes .

Ali Nov 07, 2014 07:43am

@jojo - we are very sad, sorry and ashamed of this but this does not wipe out gujarat-you need ot be at least ashamed of gujarat and not compare it with this incidence. Show some empathy

Lost Lakha Nov 07, 2014 07:53am

Whereas, Qura'an; as an Islamic Scripture itself do not permit sacrifice of even a pregnant animal, what make these brutes believe that by burning a pregnant woman without dispensation of Islamic justice, they have upheld and maintained Quranic values?

Zak Nov 07, 2014 08:27am

@ravi read properly, most criticism is coming from pakistani's. Don't see a single voice for the Kashmiris killed daily by the criminal indian army in occupied Indian Kashmir. Not a pip squeak from the Indians. Silence.

Babban Nov 07, 2014 09:39am

I am sure most of the pakistanis who are commenting here, in reality, are very happy. Otherwise what justifies continuous reduction of minority percentage in Pakistan? What about continuous rape, murder, pillage, forced conversion of Hindus in Pakistan?

Changezi Nov 07, 2014 10:44am

Shame on every one who stood there and watched this incident go by. I feel really embarrassed. Allah will never forgive such incidents. I feel really bad about it.

Habib Nov 07, 2014 02:22pm

All culprits should be punished in same way to set a example for others

sandeep Nov 07, 2014 05:24pm

@Meherban Cheema Why do you want to stop anyone from commenting on any topic? Yes, I do admit that India has many of the problems arising from the religious intolerance which has on occasions manifested itself in the form of the mob violence akin to this particular incident. And I as a Indian, and I am sure there are many like me in India, feel disgusted by these religious bigots. I will go as far as to say that i feel utterly disgusted by any religious person who considers that anyone who doesn't behold his/her God(s) with the same reverence as he does need to be criticized/punished. I am not the one who will sermonize the people of Pakistan on religious bigotry as we have our own share of the fanatics, but it must not stop me from opining that the blasphemy law should have no place in a modern day state.

Aysha Nov 07, 2014 06:02pm

What about the Maulvi? He was not arrested?

sandy Nov 07, 2014 10:21pm

Really heart touching. Yes, i agree with saying religious of peace.

itrat Nov 07, 2014 10:44pm

@ I hope that justice will be served . It would be better if government should act as fast as possible. This mob must be punished according to the law . Only Court of Justice has the right to decree punishment . So All you people , Don't be reactive and incite hatred . Be patient and protest accordingly.

Sab Nov 07, 2014 11:59pm

arresting 600 people may not help solve the issue. There is a larger problem here people! It is intolerance! How can you torture, break legs and throw pregnant women in fire...god knows what all has been done to the couple.. so much violence, so much hatred, so much intolerance....now this is not 1 murdered or psycho we are talking about..this is people from 3 villages..there is fundamentally wrong somewhere that needs to be looked at. Tolerance and Harmony need to be taught either though culture as a tradition from grandma,grandpa,father,mother,uncle,aunt or through education. Why media, politicians, religious leaders are preaching these virtues this yet?

AYZA Nov 08, 2014 12:00am

Why isn't our many media outlets in Pakistan focusing on the heroic five policeman who tried to save Shama and her husband?? The government of Punjab needs to award these brave five officers for their courage against all odds. Some sort of academic scholarship should be set up for these five policeman's children to attend colleges with fully paid room, board and tuition.

SMQ Zaman Nov 08, 2014 12:24am

A great tragedy and chaos and anarchy in society, when Mob Rules over Rule of Law!

Danish Nov 08, 2014 01:15pm

Not a single one of these accused will be punished..they will all go Scott free.. That's how justice is served in Pakistan

agnostic Nov 08, 2014 01:32pm

@Sab

This is the core issue! The violence is rooted deep in this society. One can ask, what did the police equipped with arms do to save the unfortunate?

There is little hope for this country

Ali Nov 08, 2014 03:07pm

if christian in america or europe burn muslims or koran, the way minorities in pakistan are being slaughtered daily and their holy books and gods disrespected. Than there will be anarchy and israel and american are devil state infidels etc. This just shows how fast pakistan is going into stone age!

Ali Nov 08, 2014 03:17pm

justice needs to be served, and death penalty is the only answer for such henious crime. And an example needs to be set, these vicious act against minorities are being done everyday and nothing is being done. But If in florida a crazy christian pastor burns koran than we go maniac, where in our country we burn minorities daily. How ignorant are we as muslims?

Abdul Nov 08, 2014 06:15pm

Ok everybody. Release of the innocents who were arrested will happen on Friday the 14th of November. Till then the uproar over the incident would have died down. And the Pakistani collective conscience would be satisfied that at least all the allegedly guilty were in the jail for at least a week and were let off for a lack of proofs.

Zak Nov 08, 2014 09:52pm

@Mahen if you doubt it, plebiscite it.

Zak Nov 08, 2014 09:55pm

@ashok you are reflecting your own country, face reality.

Muslim Nov 09, 2014 02:55am

@ghanshyam... Typical hindu indian attack on pakistanis or muslims. Get this straight... Islam does not permit harming another human. There are rules of engagement but this is certainly not one of them. Stop blaming the religion for the action of a few. There are about 1.6 billion muslims in the world and if all had the same mentality then u can well imagine the chaos. But thats not the case. We strongly condemn the burning of this couple and i sincerely believe those involved should be severely punished. Let me remind u that if u think generalizing and stereotyping a nation because of the actions of a few is right then in light of the most recent gang rape cases in india should i think that all hindus and or indians are filthy rapists? I think u get the point... Look around u, i m sure u have muslim friends or coworkers or may be some u know who knows muslims... How many times have u heard such stories from a literate muslim society. The village people involved in this incident are probably the illiterate lot and dont know any better and are easily brain-washed just like the many gujarati hindus who were involved in the gujarat muslim genocide in early 2000. I am sure thats not a hindu teaching but a decision taking up by some.

New Yorker Nov 09, 2014 03:04am

If such things have continued for 67 years, the whole Pakistani nation is guilty including the liberal, nice types. Even one single incident should have lead to strikes and caused nation to come to a stop until every single person was punished and new laws instituted.

LS Nov 09, 2014 08:00am

I bet the reason was financial or something else, the incident was just a ruse to get rid of them

LS Nov 09, 2014 08:07am

I am ashamed of being a human, where one cannot tolerate another one with a different color, beliefs or features... Moreover we are overpopulating earth like there is no tomorrow and have scant regard for nature treat it as our property to be exploited.

LS Nov 09, 2014 08:15am

@shaukat You are reading too much into it. In this context he just means Pakistani.. Kindly take your British sensibilities and stand down because they do not apply to south Asian context...

Test Nov 09, 2014 07:44pm

BLASPHEMY LAW SHOULD BE REMOVED!!!!! EVERY VILLAGER INVOLVED MUST BE PROSECUTED BY LAW.