Washington, Feb 4 : A US lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to grant asylum to Pakistani woman Aasia Bibi, who was acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case, claiming she was “persecuted” in the Muslim-majority country for being a Christian.
Aasia Bibi was arrested in 2009 for allegedly using blasphemous words during a quarrel with other women of her village in Nankana.
Pakistan’s top court recently passed a judgement to overturn Aasia’s death sentence and free her from jail.
“Aasia continues to be in danger and is the subject of incendiary rhetoric by radical Islamist leaders,” he said. “That’s why it’s essential for Congress and other defenders of religious freedom to stand up and protect her.”
Media reports suggest that Aasia Bibi may leave the country shortly. Her two daughters have already shifted to Canada. (UNI)