Rs 50,000 fine imposed
Islamabad (Pakistan) – In the alleged case of blasphemy, a Hindu teacher Nautan Lal was sentenced to life imprisonment in the court at Gotaki, Sindh Province. Court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the teacher. Nautan Las has been in the prison for the past 2 years. His bail was rejected twice. Nautan Lal was accused of blasphemy in a video shared on social media.
A #Pakistan Hindu teacher was sentenced to life imprisonment over the charges of blasphemy in Sindh province.
Reports say Nautan Lal has been in jail as an under-trial since 2019 over the allegations of making blasphemous remarks.
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1,415 cases of blasphemy were reported in Pakistan since 1947. 18 Women and 71 men were extra-judicially killed over blasphemy from 1947 to 2021. According to a newspaper named Dawn, this number might be higher as not all cases are reported.
According to a US report, 80% of inmates in Pakistani prisons are accused of blasphemy. Half of these prisoners have been sentenced to death or life imprisonment.