Thursday May 23, 2013
Apex Court Accepts Malik Ummad's Application to Re-Open Rimsha's CaseShamim Masih Salem-News.com
The Islamabad High Court previously dropped all charges.
(ISLAMABAD) - The Supreme Court of Pakistan accepted the plea of Rimsha’s accuser to seek to re-open her case. She is the Christian girl who was accused of blasphemy that had her case dismissed, or so we thought.
Earlier, on 16th January 2013, when the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a final appeal in the case against Rimsha Masih, it effectively ended all legal proceedings on the issue.
Then on 22nd March, the bench of three judges headed by Justice Tasdaq Hussain Gilani, issued the order to precede with the case again.
According to the sources, Rimsha’s complainant has filed an application in the apex court to review the decision of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), which is accepted by the SC.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) removed all charges against Rimsha. http://dawn.com/2012/11/20/
It’s amazing that council of Rimsha was not seen in the court today, and it is believed that if case is not handled properly, it may open a new chapter in the history of Blasphemy cases in Pakistan.
About Shamim Masih
"I am a Christian rights activist and freelancer Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christians rights for the different papers in the world. My aim is to create a peaceful environment in the society and to help eliminate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world."
Shamim Masih was born in Sheikhopura's village and raised in Gujranwala, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore majoring in English, Economics and Statistics; he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
As a freelance writer and author, Shamim has written for different papers in the world; his expertise is in writing articles highlighting different social issues. He has served as freelance chief reporter and column writer in “Minority Times” in Islamabad, and a number of Shamim's articles have been published in local papers as well.
You can write to Shamim at this address: email@example.com
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