Asia News reports another episode related to the blasphemy law in Pakistan.
The accused are two Christian nurses at the civil hospital in Faisalabad who, according to hospital authorities, removed a sticker with a phrase of devotion to Muhammad.
The two nurses claim that the sticker had been removed and given to the head nurse, who had asked them to clean the cupboard, where this sticker was also found. However, the head nurse subsequently reported them to the hospital management saying that they had removed the label. Upon hearing this, a colleague of the two nurses tried to kill one of them, fortunately only injured her.
For Junaid Pervaiz Ghori, a human rights activist, this is another case of blasphemy in which “personal interests or illicit intentions” are hidden.
Naveed Walter, president of Human Rights Focus Pakistan, called for the repeal of the blasphemy law and an end to false and misleading accusations and called on the authorities to break their silence on discrimination against minorities.
The bishop of Faisalabad, Mgr. Indrias Rehmat told AsiaNews that he met with senior police officials, who “assured him that they will deal with the case and that no innocent person will be punished while trying to do everything possible to calm the city.”