Lahore: Muslim Female school principal awarded death sentence for claiming to be prophet
In 2013, Salma published and distributed a pamphlet in the area near her residence where she denied Finality of Prophethood.
A district and sessions court in Lahore awarded a female school principal the death sentence for claiming prophethood on Monday.
The prosecution successfully established the case against the convict, Salma Tanveer. However, the defendants failed to prove that the accused was not mentally stable when she had committed the offense.
On the 3rd of September 2013, Salma published and distributed a pamphlet in the area near her residence where she denied Finality of Prophethood.
The brochure also contained derogatory words towards the sacred name of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.), claiming her own prophethood.
The area residents filed an F.I.R. against the accused, after which local police detained the school principal.
The defense lawyer had stated that her client was not mentally stable. Following this, a medical board was formed, which declared that the accused was not fit for the trial.
After Salma’s medical examination, the jail authorities wrote to the court that the accused was fit to face the trial.
During the court hearing, the accused failed to prove that when writing and distributing blasphemous material, she was incapable of knowing the nature of her actions because of unsoundness of mind.
The additional district and sessions judge awarded the death penalty to the accused and imposed a fine of PKR 50,000. “She shall be hanged by her neck till her death,” the verdict stated.
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