BIG BREAKING NEWS – CHRISTIAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED + BLASPHEMY CHARGE: Muslim supervisor threatens blasphemy charges against Christian sanitation worker [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 08/31
A Muslim supervisor is threatening to file blasphemy charges against a Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan if she refuses to withdraw her sexual assault accusation against him.
Salima Rani Bibi, a 50-year-old Catholic sweeper in the sanitation branch of the Khanewal Municipal Committee in Punjab Province, was allegedly groped and had clothes torn off by supervisor Ajmal Khan Dukki in front of other employees on July 22, 2021 after she repeatedly refused his demands for sex according to Riaz Aasi, chairman of Alpha Human Rights Care Organisation.
Ajmal Khan Dukki routinely sexually harassed Salima Rani Bibi, a mother of 6 girls, and made lewd remarks to her in front of other Christian workers.
“When Rani Bibi filed a complaint against him with the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Khanewal, Dukki and other senior officials started intimidating her by stopping her salary and going as far as threatening her with abduction of her daughters, four of whom are minors.”
– Riaz Aasi
Riaz Aasi said that when Salima Rani Bibi refused to withdraw her complaint, Ajmal Khan Dukki groped her private parts and tore off some of her clothes.
“This incident happened in front of a large number of employees, but even though all of Rani Bibi’s Christian colleagues are willing to testify in her favor, the court has been adjourning the hearing on one pretext or the other.”
– Riaz Aasi
Salima Rani Bibl has also filed a complaint with the Khanewal police station house officer, Khanewal deputy commissioner and Khanewal district police officer to no avail.
A scheduled August 6, 2021 court hearing was postponed to August 16, 2021 but then that hearing was also postponed.
The next hearing is scheduled for Friday (September 3, 2021).
Riaz Aasi suspects the courts are delaying the process due to political pressure by the accused.
Salima Rani Bibi has been forced to go into hiding along with her children due to mounting pressure on her to withdraw the harassment case.
The accused belongs to the influential Dukki family of Khanewal, which shares powerful connections with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. The chairman of the Khanewal Municipal Committee, Janwal Masood Majeed Khan, also belongs to the Dukki family. The accused and Majeed Khan, along with Qazi Farhan, the in-charge of the sanitation branch, are using their political clout against Rana Bibi.”
– Riaz Aasi
Riaz Aasi said that since he intervened on Salima Rani Bibi’s behalf, Ajmal Khan Dukki and the other officials have engaged in a campaign of character-assassination against Salima Rani Bibi, openly reviling her and the other Christian employees.
The rights activist said that ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Wazir Khan Niazi has also become involved in trying to save Ajmal Khan Dukki, pressuring witnesses with threats of torture to stop supporting Salima Rani Bibi.
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