by, The Times of India
LAHORE, Pakistan: A Christian man in Pakistan’s Punjab province has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sending blasphemous mobile phone text messages to some Muslim clerics.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Shahzad Raza of Toba Tek Singh district slapped the sentence and a Rs 2 lakh fine on Sajjad Masih on Saturday.
Masih, a resident of Pakpattan district, was arrested in December 2011 for allegedly sending blasphemous mobile phone messages to Muslim clerics of Gojra in Toba Tek Singh, some 200 kilometres from Lahore.
The judge heard the case in the district jail and handed down the sentence to Masih after several ulemas (clerics) of Gojra testified against him.
A forensic record of the accused’s mobile phone messages was also presented in the court.
The court was informed that Masih was engaged to his relative Ruma Masih of Gojra Christian Colony but she…
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