After the incineration of a christian couple on an accusation of blasphemy, Pakistan government condemned the barbarous act, but literally stopped short of assuring security and safety to its religious minorities.
The incident occurred in Kot Radha Kishan town of Punjab province on Tuesday. A young Christian couple in Pakistan was beaten by a mob and then burnt to ashes at a brick factory.
Pakistan's blasphemy laws, which prescribe harsh punishments for crimes including the desecration of the Quran or insulting Prophet Muhammad, have often been used as cover for mob justice, says David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s deputy Asia-Pacific director.
Since 1990, more than 62 people have been killed on charges of blasphemy, according to the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS). In September 2013, 127 people were killed in twin suicide bombings on a church in Peshawar, the largest ever such attack on Christians in Pakistan.
This picture given shows the christian couple who were cruelly beaten and burnt alive and their remains after the ghastly act.