Asghar Masih, Tortured, Dumped from family and brought to justice

Written By jieenk on Monday, June 13, 2011 | 10:57 PM

Asghar Maseeh
Pressure for those who are determined to embrace Islam alias converts have never known the word over. Often face obstacles to hurdle. Even perhaps the toughest challenge is raised her own family.

Condition that occurs in Maseeh Asghar who decided to embrace Islam. However, after switching beliefs, which are also at the same time changed its name to Abdur Rehman Sheikh, he instead dumped by his own family.

Not only that, he often gets even torture of his family. Speaking to reporters outside the Peshawar Press Club on Friday (10 / 6), Asghar Maseeh, showed traces of torture on his body.

He said that his family, including his elders out of the house and tortured him. The problem does not stop there. His wife who also decided to convert to Islam, with its new name Bibi Zainab, also met with resistance from his family.

In fact, the elders in his wife's family brought the matter to court. "Bibi Zainab also recorded his statement in court that he was willing to live with me," he said.

His three sons were all bearing the name of Islam. The first daughter, who was originally named Asghar Bhatti Amisha turned into Aunt Fatima, while the second Adisha Bibi Ayesha Bhatti become. While his son be Aashar Maseeh Abdullah.

Related case, the family converts this appeal to the High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan. Steps were taken to protect the family and his faith as well as the injustice of his parents.

In addition, he demanded justice for the alleged acts of violence in the form of torture. He said, "minorities enjoy equal rights in this country, but they are not ready to accept the decision about accepting Islam."