Monday, 20 August 2012

Now Pakistani Christian Minors should be aware ,blasphemy laws can be misused against them

LEAD was informed  of another very unfortunate incident of blasphemy in Pakistan. A thirteen  years old Christian girl with Down syndrome named Rimsha daughter of Misrak Masih, resident of Umara Jaffar, Sector G12/0 Islamabad, has been falsely accused of burning 10 pages of the Quran (Noraani Qauida). She was arrested on Friday 17 August  2012 by the women police station with the FIR No as 303/12 at 6:45 pm under section 295B PPC. The complainant's name is Alsyed Muhammad Ummad.Rimsha belonged to the rural area of Mehrabadi, which is next to the G-11 sector in Islamabad.The girl has been sent to a juvenile jail on judicial remand.
Misrak Masih resident of Meherabadi slum was unable to have treatment of her mentally ill daughter Ramisha who was not used to play with other children in streets, kept roaming in vicinity when her parents were left for daily work.
Our poor Christians are under threats and always remained harassed by Muslims due to these blasphemy laws and their misused. 
LEAD's National Director Missionary Pastor Mushtaq Gill has urged Pakistani Government to reform its controversial blasphemy laws, under which a person can be jailed for life for desecrating the Koran or any text of its written on any other book or Qa'ida (small book)and Courts only saying it is sensitive case and not willing to give any legal relief. 
Last year, Shahbaz Bhatti, the minister for minority affairs, was killed after calling for the repeal of the blasphemy law.

His death came just two months after the murder of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who also spoke out about the issue.Additionally, allegations of blasphemy have led to assassinations, extra judicial killings and threats to life and property.
We are thankful for your support and financial aid,with your support our work for persecuted Church in Pakistan and growth of Church in Pakistan will be continued. 

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