El niño que se amputó la mano por «blasfemar» contra Mahoma

Un adolescente que creyó haber blasfemado contra el profeta Mahoma y se cortó la mano para expiar el agravio desató una polémica en Pakistán.
El incidente ocurrió en una aldea de la provincia de Punjab, en el este del país, cuando el joven, de 15 años, malentendió una pregunta de un imán.

El clérigo afirmó durante una celebración religiosa que aquellos que aman al profeta Mahoma siempre dicen sus oraciones y luego preguntó quién de los reunidos había dejado de rezar.
Y en un aparente malentendido, el menor levantó la mano, lo que inmediatamente le valió acusaciones de blasfemia por parte del imán.
Arrestan a decenas por asesinato de «blasfemos» en Pakistán
Según la corresponsal de la BBC, Iram Abbasi, el joven luego regresó a su casa, en la aldea de Hujra Sha Muqeem, y puso su mano en una podadora de césped, que se la cortó de un tajo.
La corresponsal de la BBC en Pakistán, Iram Abbasi, al lado de la podadora con la que el menor sacrificó su mano.
Luego la colocó en un plato y se la presentó al clérigo.
«Toda la aldea lo está celebrando y otros están llegando de poblaciones vecinas para rendirle tributo», le dijo a BBC Mundo Abbasi.
La BBC inclusive filmó a un hombre que abraza al niño y besa la mano que le queda.
El adolescente dice no lamentar el haberse amputado la mano «que fue levantada contra el santo profeta».
«Cuando escuché que un niño se había cortado la mano por el amor a nuestro amado profeta, me sentí orgulloso y feliz», declaró el hombre. «Vine aquí a conocerlo, a alentarlo y rendirle homenaje».
El clérigo, sin embargo, fue posteriormente arrestado bajo la ley antiterrorista de Pakistán.
La acusación: haber instigado al extremismo y fanatismo religioso.
Sin dolor ni lamento
La dimensión del acto, sin embargo, parece haber escapado al menor, a quien durante una entrevista le preguntaron si le había dolido cortarse la mano.

Personas llegaron desde aldeas vecinas para elogiar y honrar al joven por su acto.
«No», su respuesta inequívoca.
«¿Por qué tendría que sentir dolor o tener problema alguno cortándome la mano que fue levantada contra el santo profeta?», le dijo luego a la BBC.
Y el incidente pone de relieve la dificultad de abordar o debatir cualquier tema religioso en Pakistán, un país donde 97% de sus 200 millones de habitantes son musulmanes.
La blasfemia es un tema enormemente sensible en Pakistán, una república islámica, donde hasta las acusaciones sin fundamento pueden generar violencia y linchamientos.
Aunque, según Abbasi, lo ocurrido no tiene precedentes en el país, pues el adolescente no se considera una víctima y su familia y vecinos celebraron su automutilación.
Ley antiblasfemia
Aunque el gobierno ha tomado medidas contra el extremismo religioso, esa ideología y sus instigadores continúan influyendo el sentimiento popular.
La constitución define a Pakistán como una república islámica y en 1984, el entonces líder del país, General Zia ul-Haq, introdujo en el código penal una ley antiblasfemia que contempla castigos de cadena perpetua y muerte para aquellos que insulten al Islam.
Entre las ofensas se incluye profanar el Corán y hacer difamaciones contra el profeta Mahoma.
Las leyes en teoría se establecieron para proteger las costumbres y tradiciones de la sociedad musulmana.
Pero en la práctica han servido como un marco legal de fondo con el que justificar revanchas políticas y personales entre musulmanes.
También son utilizadas contra las minorías religiosas del país, como la cristiana y la hindú.
E incluso las acusaciones lanzadas sin prueba alguna pueden instigar a las turbas a la violencia y linchamientos.
Cuando alguien es acusado de blasfemia en Pakistán, tanto su familia como su comunidad son vulnerables a ataques de grupos de personas que se sienten ultrajadas por una supuesta ofensa a su religión.
Los críticos, incluyendo varios países europeos, han llamado a que el gobierno intervenga modificando las leyes y castigando a los instigadores.



  1. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after going through many
    of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m
    definitely pleased I found it and I’ll be book-marking it
    and checking back regularly!

  2. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog!

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  3. Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a applicable deal.
    I have been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided
    vivid transparent idea

  4. An intriguing discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you need to publish more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but typically folks
    don’t talk about these topics. To the next! Best wishes!!

  5. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.

    The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you
    shield this increase.

  6. Appreciating the hard work you put into your blog and detailed information you
    offer. It’s great to come across a blog every
    once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material.
    Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  7. What i do not understood is if truth be told how you’re no longer really much more smartly-liked than you may be
    right now. You’re very intelligent. You realize therefore significantly in relation to this subject, produced me personally imagine it from a lot of numerous angles.

    Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved
    until it’s one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your personal
    stuffs nice. Always handle it up! natalielise plenty of fish

  8. What i don’t realize is in fact how you are now not really a lot more smartly-preferred than you might be now.
    You are so intelligent. You realize therefore considerably in the case of this topic, produced me personally consider it from numerous various angles.
    Its like men and women aren’t fascinated except it is
    something to do with Woman gaga! Your individual stuffs great.
    All the time care for it up!

  9. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case
    you shield this hike.

  10. When I originally commented I clicked the «Notify me when new comments are added» checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Many thanks!

  11. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over
    that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly
    a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  12. I used to be recommended this web site through my cousin. I am not positive whether this submit is written by means of
    him as no one else know such special approximately my difficulty.

    You’re incredible! Thank you!

  13. Hello! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how
    to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when browsing
    from my iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct this issue.
    If you have any recommendations, please share. Thank

  14. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did
    you hire out a designer to create your theme? Excellent work!

  15. Hello, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your blog site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, wonderful blog!

  16. We are a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your site offered us with helpful info to work on. You’ve done a formidable process and our entire community might be grateful to you.

  17. Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your
    post is simply great and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject.

    Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

  18. I’ve been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this
    kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled
    upon this site. Reading this information So i’m satisfied to convey that I’ve an incredibly excellent uncanny
    feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most indisputably will
    make certain to do not forget this website and give it a glance on a
    continuing basis.

  19. Generally I don’t learn article on blogs, however I wish to say
    that this write-up very forced me to take a look at
    and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me.
    Thanks, quite great post.

  20. Hello! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a
    blog post or vice-versa? My website addresses a lot of the
    same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from
    each other. If you’re interested feel free to send me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by the way!

  21. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend
    your site, how can i subscribe for a blog site?
    The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of
    this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  22. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different website and thought I might as well check things out.
    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to checking
    out your web page repeatedly.

  23. really nice

    This is definitely established facts my friend. you are a exceptionally well-proportioned scribbler . i want to share with you my website as well. proclaim me what do you think approximately it

    buy youtube views

    Thankyou again for posting such good content. Cheers

  24. Attractive component to content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to claim that I acquire actually loved account your weblog posts.
    Anyway I’ll be subscribing in your augment or even I success
    you get entry to constantly fast.

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *