The Voice team received serious threats during the court proceedings in Nabeel Blasphemy Case ( an Update on Nabeel’s Blasphemy case)
Today i.e. 8th October 2016 was the court hearing for Nabeel Masih’s blasphemy case. Although today was the strike in the Court announced by Punjab Bar Council. But it was important for the Defense councils to mark their attendance in the relevant court. As the Voice team along with the Father Amanat and brother Wakeel reached the Court premises Pattoki, we realized that the circumstances are not safe in the premises as from the Last date’s experience on 1st October we could see what the situation is, But today the circumstances were even difficult, and The Voice team realized that it is not safe for the family of Nabeel Masih to stay in the premises. There were about 80 people of different age groups including students were present in the premises only for Nabeel’s hearing and each of them was continuously calling on phone the other people to come. They were appearing very livid filled with hatred and revenge for the family, even the Voice team was not safe from their rage. They directly threatened the Voice team about the consequences and tried to create an atmosphere of dispute and argue. Even the Voice Lawyers Adv. Aneeqa and Adv. Tahir Gull were directly threatened by the Complainant’s Lawyer Adv. Amin Muzammal Chauhdry and his Panel Lawyers in the presence of the Honorable Judge Mr. Muhammad Imran. The prosecution Lawyer said,” Do you have any idea in What cases are you appearing as a Council,, it’s a blasphemy case and this man has blasphemed against Islam and you should know that Pakistan is an Islamic state, we are all Muslims, and these are Muslim Courts so you should not defend such a criminal . You people come from Lahore to pursue this case here we have Unlimited people whom you cannot face, so you better watch yourself and stay away”. Later outside the court the complainants/Radicals “told” that Nabeel has committed a heinous offence and he is liable to be killed, we will kill him and will also burn all the infidels of his family. The Voice team got a chance to send the family of Nabeel out of court premises safely while the Radicals were gathering up for a historical action against the infidels. The Voice team stood in the court for some more time to ensure them about our presence and not think about the family for a while. It is only God who saved us today.
The situation is getting more and more tense in this case and we do not have any security to handle the situation, we also keep in mind that The Governor Salman Taseer was assassinated in a blasphemy case by his own security, we pray that May this case not take lives as it’s been a practice now. Please keep us all in your prayers and we also need your external influence and lobby with our state to solve this matter and to let it inside the courts for us to defend in accordance with Law. As it is Nabeel’s basic right to seek Bail or present his case before the honorable court. Even the terrorists have right in Pakistan to seek the concession from Law by presenting their case in the courts and proving the allegations wrong or what so ever, than why not Nabeel Masih who is just 15-16 years old boy have the right to seek this concession even at this stage when the crime or allegation against him is not proved yet. some serious action is required urgently