ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan dismisses petition against Rimsha Masih’s acquittal from blasphemy charges.
According to details, the Apex Court heard the case on 9th of July, 2013, Tuesday; giving a verdict of quashing the petition against the Christian teenager. Malik Ummad the petitioner had earlier filed a petition against the decision of the Islamabad High Court IHC, in accordance to which Rimsha Masih’s acquittal was challenged by the petitioner. The Apex Court accepted his petition while in last hearing it pronounced its final verdict by repealing the petition.
The accused, Rimsha Masih and her family had earlier left Pakistan amidst fears of possible assaults, whereas now they live safely under religious asylum in Canada. Rimsha Masih’s case has managed to gain massive attention from the International community as well, and the outcome of her case sends a hopeful message to other such accused of blasphemy waiting in Pakistani jails for justice.
The bench hearing this case comprised of honorable Justice Tasaduq Hussain Gillani and Justice Nasir ul Malik decreed to dismiss the application filed against Rimsha Masih- accused of blasphemy.
At this occasion, Abdul Hameed Rana, the defence lawyer of the accused appeared in the Supreme Court and said that the girl was not guilty and that IHC had declared her innocent and nothing is there in the case now.
Rimsha Masih a 14 year old Christian girl was arrested in August 2012, from Mehrabad of Islamabad when Malik Ummad filed a complaint at the Ramna police station accusing her of committing blasphemy by burning sacred pages.