International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that another Christian youth was booked under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws in Gujrat, an ancient city of Pakistan located between two famous rivers, Jhelum and Chenab, on July 10, 2016.
ICC sources confirmed the incident upon the condition of anonymity.
“A 27-year-old, Nadeem James, resident of Yaqoobabad, a small town, in district Gujrat was alleged for sending blasphemous text messages to a Muslim man using ‘WhatsApp,’” the source told ICC.
“James was alleged for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad and other holy Personages of Islam by Yasir Bashir, a Muslim living in the same neighborhood. The city police has registered FIR # 301/16 against James under Sections 295 C and 298 A of Pakistan Penal Code,” the source said.
The source told ICC that, “James had friendship with a Muslim girl of the same locality, however Muslims of the neighborhood did not like [the] friendship of a Christian man with a Muslim girl, therefore Yasir Bashir, a conservative Muslim and the complainant against the Christian youth, somehow managed using James’ cell phone to send blasphemous text messages to his own cell phone and blamed James for it.”
However, the source did not confirm this information and doubted that it was true. James and Bashir are friends from their childhood.
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