Videos showed a woman in Lahore sobbing as she was cornered by a crowd that was baying for her blood. "Sar tan se juda" (death sentence for blasphemy) chanting were heard as police officers led her out of the eatery where she had sought sanctuary.
Videos of this event, which took place in a busy bazaar in the Pakistani city of Lahore, went viral on Sunday. It demonstrates the extent to which people, particularly its minorities like Christians, Hindus, Ahmadiyas, and Shia Muslims, are cornered by blasphemy laws. Furthermore, it demonstrates how blasphemy may be linked to QR codes and clothes.

As per the blasphemy laws in pakistan, any verbal or written remarks that are disparaging towards the Holy Prophet [Muhammad], or his image, or any form of imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, whether direct or indirect, can result in death or life imprisonment, as well as a fine.

A clothing with Arabic calligraphy that appears to have come from a Kuwaiti manufacturer is the main source of the scandal and the threats of murder in pakistan in 2024.
The Arabic calligraphy caught the attention of the fervent audience in the Lahore bazaar, who connected it to Quranic passages.
The outfit was unrelated to the Quran and was available for purchase on eBay.

'Halwa' was, in fact, scrawled all over the woman's attire. A beloved dessert throughout the indian subcontinent and beyond is the simple, sweet "halwa."
However, it appears that pakistan has turned into a desert, with reason seeming as a mirage.
Had there not been threats of "sar tan se juda" and a violent mob, this scenario would not have been classified as humorous.
Such demonstrations are not new, though.

A Pakistani man claimed to have seen "an inscription of Prophet Muhammad's name on the QR code" of a 7UP bottle in 2022, and he then threatened to set fire to a truck that was carrying cold beverages.
The individual remarked, "Bhaijaan, yeh dekhein, isme Muhammad ka naam likha hua hai" (Please check this, Muhammad's name is written on it) while displaying the QR code.
Imran Noshad Khan, a podcaster and activist, stepped in to save the truck driver and his vehicle.

“Lack of awareness. This Ashiq e Rasool caught my eye. Khan wrote on X in 2022, "He was threatening this poor truck driver on university Road and the mob was gathering and threatening to burn the truck."

Protests broke out in Karachi in 2022 as well after it was claimed that Wi-Fi equipment placed in a mall aired remarks disparaging the Prophet Muhammad's companions.

A group of people damaged samsung billboards and called the multinational electronics company blasphemous.

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