September 3rd, 2012
08:30 AM ET

Pakistani police: Muslim cleric framed girl in Pakistan blasphemy case

From Nasir Habib, CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Pakistani police say a Muslim cleric planted evidence to link a Christian girl to blasphemy - a new twist in a case that has fanned flames of religious tension in the country and attracted worldwide interest.

The imam, Khalid Jadoon Chishti, will himself face blasphemy charges for tearing pages out of a Quran to use as evidence against the girl, Islambad police chief Bin Yamin said.

The latest development may make it easier for the girl, 14-year-old Rimsha, to be released on bail at her next court hearing.

Police arrested Rimsha last month after a neighbor accused her of burning pages containing texts from the Muslim holy book, the Quran.

Read the full story on the Pakistani blasphemy case
- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Islam • Pakistan

soundoff (131 Responses)
  1. tuvia





    September 7, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  2. Sultan Ahmed

    New development in the case support the stance
    taken by the critics of blasphemy law in Pakistan.

    There are chances of further conspiracy on behalf
    the some concerned quarters but the crucial result
    depends on fair investigation.

    September 6, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  3. J. James Mcgregor

    Lingam and Yoni are the male and female s@xual organs respectively. Hindus are allowed to worship anything – including s@xual organs.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • Karl from Wash DC

      Maybe hindus should consider worshipping my d!ck ! I will make it available at their convenience

      September 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
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