Religious Intolerance & Blasphemy laws Pt. 5 – Muslim Cleric Arrested for Framing Christian Girl in Pakistan Blasphemy Case


The Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities have arrested a Muslim cleric on suspicion of framing a Christian girl who was arrested under the country’s controversial anti-blasphemy law, a police official said on Sunday.

Religious and secular groups worldwide have protested over the detention in August of Rimsha Masih, accused by Muslim neighbours of burning Islamic religious texts.

Police official Munir Hussain Jafri said a cleric was arrested after witnesses from Masih’s village on the edge of the capital Islamabad complained about his alleged actions.

 

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