Christian homes torched in Pakistan
- Published: 9 Mar 2013 at 20.29
- Online news:
LAHORE — Hundreds of people in this eastern Pakistani city attacked a Christian neighbourhood on Saturday and set fire to homes after hearing accusations that a Christian man had committed blasphemy.
Pakistani men react after burning belongings of Christian families in Lahore on Saturday. (AP Photo)
Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution for perceived insults of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
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