Islamabad High Court drops Rimsha blasphemy case

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 12:20 hrs

Islamaabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court Tuesday dismissed a blasphemy case against 14-year-old Christian girl Rimsha Masih, a media report said.

Announcing to the verdict, Chief Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman said it is a 'highly sensitive matter and one must be extremely careful while levelling such charges'.

In the 15-page judgment, the court observed no one has seen Rimsha burning pages of Quran.

The verdict also included references from Quran, Geo TV reported.

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

Rimsha was arrested in Islamabad Aug 16 on charges of blasphemy after she was accused of burning pages of Quran.

Later it was found that cleric Khalid Jadoon Chishti had concocted the case against her.

Rimsha was released on bail Sep 8, while the case continued. After her release, Rimsha said she was happy to be back with her family but feared for her life.

Rimsha's father Mizrak Mashi said no one in his family would dare dishonour the Quran.

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