Human Rights Minister Kamran Michael takes notice of Nabeel Masih case

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Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael has taken notice of the Nabeel Masih case. 16-years-old Christian teenager has been precariously imperiled as he has been accused of committing blasphemy by sharing a picture of Islamic sacred place Khana-e-Kaaba on his Facebook timeline.

Nabeel Masih blasphemy case

In a social media statement, the Federal Minister stated that he will go all out to succor the Christian respondent. He announced legal aid for Nabeel who is currently behind the bars. Prior to this, Kamran M. had received an application drawing his attention towards the incident. At the same time, he had assured assistance to all sorts to the insolvent teenager.

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As previously reported, Nabeel Masih son of Amanat Masih resident of Chak 66, Bhai Pheru, District Kasur, was fallaciously accused of posting a picture of Khana-e-Kaaba on Facebook which was deemed blasphemous by the complainant. Akhtar Ali; the complainant claimed that he had seen a post on Nabeel Masih’s Facebook timeline; which was derogatory towards an Islamic sacred place. He maintained that Nabeel had blasphemed by posting a picture of Khana-e-Kaaba in a derogatory manner therefore; he has hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.

Nabeel’s bail application hearing was scheduled on October 1, Saturday nonetheless the court adjourned the proceedings after police requested for some additional time as they had not completed the Chalan (charge sheet) against Nabeel. His next court hearing is scheduled on October 8.

In the wake of loud outcry on the social media, PPP’s MNA Shazia Marri had also raised the issue on the floor of the National Assembly. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari had also posted a tweet regarding this case. Various Human Rights campaigners are calling for unfair trial of the Christian lad and prevention of misuse of the blasphemy law.