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Pakistani married to Christian fears for her life

A Muslim woman says her family members have attacked her Christian husband and trumped up charges against him, reports The Express Tribune.

Pakistani married to Christian fears for her life
Image of a Muslim woman, from Flickr

July 19, 2011

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A Muslim teacher in Pakistan's Punjab province has sought police protection over death threats she has begun receiving for marrying a Christian colleague, reports the The Express Tribune. According to police officials, Khokhar Ki resident Majeeda Bibi married her colleague, Bashir Masih, last year without informing her family. (The names of the victims have been altered to protect their identities, the report said.) “She told us that she and Bashir had a court marriage and then fled the area,” said Police Inspector Javed Bhutta. “Majeeda said that she had been on the run for several months after her husband was attacked when one of her relatives found out where he lived,” Bhutta said. Majeeda sought police protection last week after she had begun receiving death threats from her family members. Majeeda said that she had been on the run since August last year after her family began chasing the couple. She said family members who found her husband "beat him nearly to death" and that her family have also lodged several fake cases against her husband. She said that they accused him of rape, kidnapping and of stealing property. “All the charges are fake they simply want police to help them find him so they can kill him,” she said. FULL STORY No honeymoon period: Muslim girl in danger after marrying Christian (The Express Tribune) PHOTO CREDIT Liv Unni Sødem on Flickr CC BY 2.0
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