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Quetta: Blasphemy accusation rendered invalid against a juvenile Christian respondent


Blasphemy accusations against an 8-years-old Christian boy declared null and void, as a consequence of timely efforts from Christian leaders. The Christian boy and his mother were accused of burning pages of the holy Quran – the Islamic holy book.

Pakistani Christian children accused of blasphemy

In like with details disseminated, an 8-years-old Christian boy and his mother were accused of committing blasphemy by burning pages of the holy Quran. The incident purportedly took place on October 20, Thursday. Soon after the accusations were brought against the Christians, police had hooked both of them. The incident had spread terror among the local Christians.

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While the Christian boy and is mother remained behind the bars, local Christian leader including JUIF’s Member of National Assembly Asiya Nasir in collaboration with the Member of Provincial Assembly Balochistan William Barkat and Shahzad Kundan started jostling for their release.

The matter was resolved on the next day October 21, Friday when the local body of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) played a pivotal role in retrieving the Christian mother and son. The blasphemy accusations were quashed while an FIR no. 167 was filed against unknown persons.

Moreover communal clashes were also kept at bay owing to the efficacious efforts from the Christian leaders as well as the local Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) leaders.