New Delhi: A Christian teenager in Pakistan who was arrested on blasphemy charges will be produced in juvenile justice court in Islamabad on Thursday. Doctors had earlier examined her and confirmed that she is minor but 14 years old and not 11 as claimed by her family.
The girl was arrested after locals protested outside her house claiming she had burnt religious documents. One cleric has appealed that she be treated fairly as she reportedly has Downs Syndrome.
Hundreds of Christian families fled Mehria Jaffar area after her arrest due to fears of attacks by their Muslim neighbours.
The girl was arrested after locals protested outside her house claiming she had burnt religious documents.
The case has again highlighted Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law, under which a person can be punished with life in prison or even death.
Critics say the law is often used to settle personal scores or to persecute minorities like Christians.
With Additional Inputs from PTI