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Leaders Urge UK Government To Give Asylum For Pakistani Woman Asia Bibi

Pakistani supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), a religious political party, chant slogans and gestures while waving the party flag during a protest following the Supreme Court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on November 4, 2018. (Photo: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Radhakrishna N S

The UK has the moral responsibility to offer asylum for Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who recently acquitted of blasphemy, said British Conservative MP Rehman Chisti. His statement came after former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson urged the UK government to support her as her life is in danger. Bibi was released last week by the Pakistani government after eight years on death row. Her release has attracted violent protests organised by the hardline Islamists. Rehman Chisti, who has communicated with Bibi’s husband and daughter, said her life is in “grave danger”. Bibi is the first woman non-Muslim charged under…

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