Friday, 24 August 2012 13:54
KARACHI: The Human Rights commission of Pakistan demands immediate release and protection of 11-year old Christian girl who was accused of blasphemy.
According to the some reports, the girl was carrying a shopping bag to dispose of used pages when she was stopped by someone who asked her to show what she was carrying. Burnt pages of Holy Quran were allegedly found in the bag. Local clerics alerted and soon a charged mob gathered outside the Rimsha’s house.
The 11-year old girl who is suffering from Down’s syndrome is held in jail in Rawalpindi. Blasphemy laws have been misused against religious minorities and unfounded allegations have led to violent attacks against the minorities.
This act will not only affect the safety of the minorities living in Pakistan but also create the great fear and panic in different religious sectors.
The Human Rights commission appeal to take all the measures to provide security to the little girl who is seriously ill and to the minorities so that they feel secure living in a so-called independent country.