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Angry Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans during a protest over alleged blasphemous remarks by a Christian in a Christian neighborhood in Badami Bagh area of Lahore on March 9, 2013.—File Photo

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday accepted the bail request of 13 suspects involved in the Badami Bagh tragedy whereas it dismissed the bail application of four others, DawnNews reported.

The accused were presented before an anti-terrorism court in Lahore amidst high security.

After hearing the arguments by both the counsels, the court accepted the bail request of 13 suspects and dismissed four others.

The Badami Bagh tragedy occurred on March 9 when an enraged mob torched dozens of houses located in a Christian-dominated neighbourhood of Lahore following allegations of blasphemy against a Christian man.

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Ayesha Apr 12, 2013 02:21pm
it is LHC in the intro whereas the court converted to ATC in second intro...
janaan Apr 12, 2013 03:17pm
this is our judiciary and this is the justice for the victims
akhan Apr 12, 2013 03:29pm
Our judges are as corrupt as our polticians. These 13 should have been punished by now.
Alam Khan Apr 12, 2013 11:16pm
Justice system in Pakistan is joke and these so called judges are afraid of making right decision. These judges are too scared of extremists and will never do justice with non muslim minorities. I would have killed hundreds to protect innocent and poor Christians and I would have never let this tragedy happened at any cost.
hyderphd74 Apr 13, 2013 02:11pm
Money talks, man ! How much those judges got paid? Not only they were freed on bail, they may also have been provided free ticket to Dubai for a safe exit. If the case had been reverse, and the arrested were Christians accused of destroying Muslim homes, they would have been hanged by now on the same court's orders. This is "Pakistani justice"!!