Blasphemy Case

  • Pak dismisses blasphemy case against Christian girl November 20, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court dismissed on Tuesday a blasphemy case against a Christian girl which had drawn international condemnation and concern about the rights of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. Rimsha Masih, believed to be no older than 14, was charged with burning pages of the Quran in...
  • Pak releases cleric in Christian girl blasphemy case October 13, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani cleric who falsely accused a minor Christian girl of blasphemy by framing evidence against her was freed from jail today after he was granted bail by a court in the federal capital. Khalid Chishti was detained on September 1 on a charge of blasphemy for desecrating the...
  • Witnesses in Pakistan blasphemy case turn hostile October 1, 2012

    Islamabad: The three men who had accused a cleric of tampering evidence to implicate young Christian girl Rimsha Masih in a blasphemy case on Monday withdrew their statement, claiming they were tortured by police to testify against the imam. The three witnesses, who had earlier recorded statements against cleric Khalid...
  • Pak blasphemy case: Court to clear charges against girl October 1, 2012

    A 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan who was charged with blasphemy is expected to be declared innocent by a juvenile court on Monday. Police say that Rimsha Masih was not only innocent but that she was framed by a Muslim cleric in her home town. Masih reportedly suffers from Down Syndrome. The...
  • Pak Christian girl to be transfered to juvenile court September 25, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday ordered the police to transfer the case of young Christian girl Rimsha Masih, accused of blasphemy, to a juvenile court as an official medical board had concluded that her age is 14 years. District and Sessions Judge Jawad Abbas Hassan directed police to...
  • Pakistan blasphemy case: who's Rimsha Masih? September 7, 2012

    Rimsha Masih is a minor Christian girl from a poor Islamabad suburb who was accused more than two weeks back by her neighbour and a local cleric of blasphemy. The cleric, Khalid Jadoon, accused the illiterate girl of carrying a bag of garbage which allegedly also contained some torn and...
  • Pak blasphemy row: Bail for Christian girl September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Pakistani Christian girl, who was arrested on charges of blasphemy, was on Friday released against a bond of Rs 5 lakh. Rimsha Masih, a patient of Down's Syndrome, was accused by the cleric of a mosque in Islamabad of tearing the pages of the Quran. The court of...
  • Blasphemy: Pak imam arrested for 'implicating' girl September 2, 2012

    Islamabad: In a new twist to the blasphemy case involving a minor Christian girl, an imam in the Pakistani capital was arrested and remanded to 14-day judicial custody on Sunday for allegedly planting pages of the Quran in her bag and using it to implicate her under the controversial law. Khalid...