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Christian Nurse Accused of Blasphemy Defended by Islamic Religious Leaders in Pakistan

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Karachi: “No one should be allowed to take justice into their own hands, nor to abuse the blasphemy laws.

All religious organizations and leaders have condemned the torture inflicted on the Christian nurse in hospital. The Government of Pakistan will not tolerate these abuses”. This is what Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Religious Harmony said. Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Muslim cleric at the head of the Council of Ulema of Pakistan, expressed outrage and sorrow for the violent treatment of Tabitha Nazir Gill, a Christian accused of blasphemy on January 28 while working at Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, promising a thorough investigation into the incident, in order to verify any abuse.

Tabitha Nazir Gill was accused of committing blasphemy by her colleagues on the morning of January 28, after which she was dragged across the hospital floor, beaten, threatened, tied up and tortured for hours until the police arrived and took her into custody.

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The police officers, after an initial investigation, released her without charge.However, the next day they registered a complaint (First Information Report) against her after protests by Muslim groups who accused her of having used derogatory words against the prophets Adam, Abraham and Mohammed, an offense punishable under Article 295 C of the Pakistani Penal Code.

Islamic leader Allama Shehryar Raza Abidi condemned the attack and violence and, in a video message, states: “It was shameful to see Muslim women beating a Christian woman and using offensive language towards her. This violence shows their extremism and fundamentalism, which are not teachings of Islam, and communicates a false message and image of Islam. This fundamentalism has nothing to do with Islam, which does not spread violence”.
Sharing his concerns about the recent case of Tabitha Gill, Shehryar Raza Abidi cites extrajudicial killings that took place in the past, recalling the case of the governor of Punjab, Salam Taseer, killed in 2011 only for noting the improper use of blasphemy laws.

He adds: “If on the the one hand the killers are turned into heroes of Islam, it is a sad thing that damages the image of Islam and Pakistan. Islam teaches us to be on the side of the oppressed, to oppose violence, to protect the weak: as followers of the Prophet Mohammed, we must be merciful”.

The Muslim leader, expressing concerns over the growing extremism and fundamentalism in the country, comments:

“Violent actions fail to deliver the true message of Islam and also damage our future generations. I urge all my Muslim brothers to be messengers of mercy and to love witnessing authentic Islam”-

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 June 21, 2021

India Reports 53,256 New COVID-19 Cases and 1422 Deaths in Last 24 Hours

India Coronavirus Cases 29,881,772 and Deaths 386,708 Doses 276,693,572 
How You Identify Fake News or Messages on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Follow WHO guidelines

www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

www.boomlive.in

www.altnews.in

https://check4spam.com

https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

www.factcheck.org

www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

www.propublica.org

The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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