IHC dis­misses FIR against Rimsha Masih

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The Is­lam­abad High Court (IHC), while hear­ing the blas­phemy case against 14-year-old Chris­tian girl Rimsha Masih on Tues­day, or­dered to dis­miss the FIR against her, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports.

While an­nounc­ing the ver­dict, Chief Jus­tice IHC Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman re­marked that it is a highly sen­si­tive mat­ter and one must be ex­tremely care­ful while lev­el­ing such charges against any one.

Fake al­le­ga­tions should not be lev­eled against any Mus­lim or non-Mus­lim Chief Jus­tice IHC, in the 15-page judge­ment, said no one has seen Rimsha burn­ing any pages. The ver­dict also in­cluded ref­er­ences from the holy Qu­ran.

The IHC had re­served its ver­dict last week on an ap­pli­ca­tion seek­ing dis­missal of the Rimsha Masih case.

Rimsha Masih was ar­rested on Au­gust 16 from a subur­ban area of Is­lam­abad af­ter she was ac­cused of burn­ing pa­pers from the holy Qu­ran, and later charged of blas­phemy.

Later af­ter the in­ves­ti­ga­tions, it was found that the cleric Khalid Jadoon Chishti had con­cocted the case against her, who was then ar­rested.

Af­ter Rimsha was re­leased on bail on Septem­ber 8, she and her fam­ily were shifted to an undis­closed lo­ca­tion for se­cu­rity rea­sons.

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