‘Justice has been done’: Pakistan’s Christians laud acquittal of blasphemy accused
Pakistan’s beleaguered Christian community rejoiced Wednesday at the acquittal of Asia Bibi, who spent years on death row for blasphemy, saying their prayers had been answered after years of begging for justice.Christians make up around two percent of the country’s 210 million population and have long been discriminated against in Muslim majority Pakistan, often living in downtrodden slums and forced to work menial jobs.Wednesday’s acquittal of the illiterate mother represented a rare victory for the community — with Christians in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad hailing the Supreme Court’s decision.”Justice has been done,” said Reverend Javed Masih, who heads a Presbyterian church in a Christian slum in the capital.”We are happy that the law is still ruling in this country and that’s why Asia Bibi has been set free,” added another Christian resident Shafaqat Masih….
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