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. —AFP Photo

LAHORE: The sister of the man accused of blasphemy in the Badami Bagh area of the city has called upon the Supreme Court as well as the government to provide her family justice.

Bushra, the sister of blasphemy accused Sawan Masih, says her brother is innocent.

Sawan’s sister-in-law Kiran said Imran Bashir, the man who accused Sawan of blasphemy, was his trusted friend and she never saw the two arguing with each other over any issue.

She said the protesters did not even touch the warehouses owned by Muslim traders and Bashir’s barber shop and this showed only Christians were the target.

She said her family was quite satisfied after voluntarily handing over Sawan to police for investigation on Friday evening. She said police officials visited the locality on Friday night and asked the Christians to vacate their houses to avoid protesters’ wrath. “We all vacated our houses and the protesters looted and burnt them,” Kiran said.

“It seems police were well aware of the plan,” she added.

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