23 year old Khurma Masih falsely accused of Blasphemy

October 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Asia, newsletter-lead, Pakistan, Persecution

Pakistan, October 5, 2012: Khuram Masih, a Christian accused of blasphemy was under the custody of police behind the bars and his bail petition is pending in next date of hearing is 8 October 2012 in the court of Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, a judge of the High Court.

Lawyers of the Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD), which followed his case, said the 23-year-old man was physically worn out but overjoyed that he survived. He has not stopped thanking God for allowing justice to triumph. On 5 December 2011, there was registered a blasphemy case FIR No. 1211/11 at Police Station Shahdara Town Lahore against one poor
Christian young man Mr.Khuram Masih was alleged of burning pages of Quran and was arrested same day and put behind the bars, he was physically beaten by police officials during the custody.

Lawyers of the Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD) followed this case and filed bail petition in session court Lahore and the same was dismissed on dated 3 January 2012 by Judge Anjum Raza Sayyed, additional and session judge and a second bail was filed in Lahore High Court in which Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, a judge of the High Court, ordered and gave direction of conclusion of trial within three months.

On dated 8 August 2012 again after nearly seven months lawyers of the Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD) filed bail
Petition in the same court of Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, a judge of the High Court and are very hopeful that the bail will be granted. And he will be released very soon and be united with his family, same way as Rimsha Masih was released on bail.

The president of PCC of Lahore District and National Director of LEAD Missionary Pastor and Advocate Mushtaq Gill urged to Pakistani
Government to take some strong measures against the abuses of Blasphemy laws against the Christians in Pakistan, he also requested
a judicially policy that the accused of blasphemy laws be granted bail till the final disposal of the case and it should be made statutory right of accused of such religious offences and blasphemy accused. They also demanded that the trial of such cases always should be conducted in the Jurisdiction of High Court rather than Lower Courts.

-persecution.in

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