We appeal International Human Right organizations to support blasphemy victim Naseem Bibi who is forced to live in hiding in Pakistan. Nazir Bhatti
26 Nov 2008
Lahore: November 26, 2008. Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC have appealed to International Human Right organizations to step forward to safe life of Naseem Bibi who is under constant threats in Pakistan.
Naseem Bibi is facing miserable life and lost her 9 years old son without proper medical aid last week because she is living in hiding in Pakistan.
Gulzar Masih, husband of Naseem Bibi is facing immense difficulties to find manual labour to make two ends meet of his family of four children.
Naseem Bibi and her family were displaced from their native home in Kasur City when she was accused of blasphemy on desecrations of image on a flyer of “Khana Qaba” the place where Muslim perform Hajj.
The bad days of Naseem Bibi and her family started on March 3, 2006, when a procession of fundamental Muslim group was agitating against US and marching through Christian area in Kasur city, some 40 miles from Lahore.
The Muslim mob was chanting slogans against USA and carrying Holy Cross made of wood. The extremist Muslims were breaking, burning and dipping in drains the Holy Cross to slam Christianity.
Naseem Bibi, a true believer of Christ and brave Christian woman said in her statement "On 3rd March 2006 I was at my home and washing clothes. A protest March was passing in our street. My elder daughter told me that Muslim people are making sign of Holly Cross on the heap of garbage and hitting it with shoes. I could not control on myself when I saw that Muslim protesters were desecrating Holly Cross. I shouted and quarreled with them. They were large in numbers they started to beat me. Meanwhile someone phoned to emergency police. Heavy force of police and four vans of military came there and freed me from the clutches of fundamentals. They took me to police station and on the same day they sent me to the jail"
Naseem Bibi was charged under section 295 B & 295 C of Pakistan Penal Code but released on April 22, 2006, after surety bonds of 50,000 Rupees.
When Naseem Bibi was in jail, Muslim extremists threatened her husband Gulzar Masih who fled from his home in Kasur District to an undisclosed shelter in Lahore with four children.
SLMP, a Christian Human Right Ministry based in Lahore supported and provided legal assistance to Naseem Bibi with its limited resources and struggled for her family’s settlement.
Nazir S Bhatti said “Naseem Bibi is not safe in Pakistan nor able to survive without any support while her husband Gulzar Masih can not perform any duty with freedom”
“I appeal Churches, Ministries and Human Right organizations in Europe, North America and Australia to help Naseem Bibi to settle her family in any country where she may live in freedom” added Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti said, “One son of Naseem Bibi died without medical care last week but its duty of Christ lovers to end agony of family of Naseem Bibi and keep her alive”