Blasphemy accused Christian teenager Nabeel Masih’s bail petition case to be heard today October 1, Saturday. 16-years-old, Christian boy was booked by the police under Section 295-A, which is a bailable offense. He is currently behind the bars, while his family has gone into hiding following the episode of blasphemy allegations.
The case was due to be heard today in a court in Pattoki, District Kasur in Punjab province. Section 295-C invoked against the Christian respondent deals with deliberate and malevolent acts intended to affront the religious sentiments of any class by means of insulting its religion or religious beliefs, this crime is punishable by either 10 years imprisonment, or fine or else both.
Nabeel Masih son of Amanat Masih is resident of Chak 66, Bhai Pheru, District Kasur, he was accused of posting a post on Facebook which was deemed blasphemous by the complainant. As is customary, Nabeel’s neighborhood is fearful of reprisal.
Akhtar Ali the complainant claimed that he had seen a post on Nabeel Masih’s Facebook timeline; which was derogatory towards the Islamic sacred place. He maintained that Nabeel had blasphemed by posting the picture of Khana-e-Kaaba in a derogatory manner therefore; he has hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.