Blasphemy accused girl: Police file case against 150 violent protesters

25 people have been named in the FIR, while the identities of the remaining protesters are yet to be determined.


Web Desk August 22, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Capital police has filed a case against 150 people for violently protesting against a young Christian girl arrested on blasphemy charges, BBC Urdu reported on Wednesday. The protesters had called for action against the accused.

Christian girl Ramsha was arrested for allegedly burning pages inscribed with verses from the Holy Quran.

The spokesperson for Islamabad police told BBC Urdu that the protesters were charged for destroying public and private property, damaging cars and blocking roads by burning tyres.

The spokesperson added that 25 people have been named in the FIR, while the identities of the remaining protesters are yet to be determined.

According to police, a person named Amir is one of those charged in the FIR and had been provoking people to demand action against the Christian girl.

Amnesty International, Human Rights First and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan have condemned the blasphemy charge against the 11-year-old Christian girl and urged the government to provide her protection.

President Asif Ali Zardari also took notice of this incident and asked the Interior Ministry to present a report to him.

COMMENTS (40)

magus | 8 years ago | Reply

I dont know about girl, blasphemy, muslim or christian. If you have children, think about a 11 year old challenged girl being locked in a dark room away from your mom and dad. If that does not melt your heart..... are you human?

kashif arif | 8 years ago | Reply

Please stop this insanity for the sake of this poor mentally challenged girl, who probably dosent have a clue of whats going on. Shame on our nation.

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