Christian nurse named Tabitha Nazir Gill was beaten by her Muslim colleagues, accusing her of blasphemy. The Incidence took place in the capital of Pakistan. Nazir Gill attackers convinced police to register blasphemy charges against her - an offence punishable by death in Pakistan, where the State religion is Islam. However, there is no sign in any of the videos of the incident that are circulating that Nazir Gill made comments about the Prophet, France24 reported.
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Reviewing the contents of Nazir Gill's FIR, Asad Jamal, a lawyer in Lahore, Pakistan, said that the contents of the FIR may be manipulated and that the complainant may have twisted facts - a common feature of many blasphemy accusations.
According to the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) at least 1,335 people were accused of blasphemy in Pakistan between 1987 and 2016. According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, at least 40 people have convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan are currently facing life sentences or the death penalty.
Pakistan's population is 96 per cent Muslim. Although most of the people accused of blasphemy in the country are Muslims, minorities like Christians, Hindus, and Ahmadis (a persecuted sect of Islam that the government has legally declared 'non-Muslim'), are disproportionately.