Christian couple arrested in Pak for sending blasphemous texts
A Christian couple has been arrested in Gojra district of Pakistan's Punjab province for sending 'blasphemous' mobile phone text messages to Muslims.Updated: Jul 26, 2013 13:00 IST
A Christian couple has been arrested in Gojra district of Pakistan's Punjab province for sending 'blasphemous' mobile phone text messages to Muslims.
Complainants - Tehsil Bar Association president Anwar Mansoor Goraya and trader Malik Muhammad Hussain - told police that the Saint Cathedral School watchman Shafqat Masih and his wife Shagufta Masih had sent them blasphemous text messages.
A Gojra judicial magistrate yesterday sent the couple on judicial remand.
The police registered a blasphemy case under section 295-C of Pakistan Penal Code against the accused, residents of Gojra Christian Colony, some 200 kilometres from Lahore.
The accused, however, denied the allegation.
Two weeks ago, a Pakistani court had handed down life imprisonment to a 27-year-old Christian man for sending 'blasphemous' mobile text messages to some Muslim clerics in the same district.
First Published: Jul 26, 2013 12:58 IST