Disabled Christian Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan.

ICC Note:

Ramzan Masih, who is mentally disabled, was charged with blasphemy for denying his conversion to Islam two years earlier, the Pakistan Christian Post reports.

6/22/2012 Pakistan (Pakistan Christian Post) – A Blasphemy case has been registered against one Named Ramzan Masih son of Chiragh Masih in the city sukeheki about 150 KM away Lahore under section 295 C, FIR No. 202/12 PPC on complaint of a banned Islamic group Sipha-e-Sahaba. In accordance with the fact finding of the Voice team, the victim named Ramzan Masih is a mentally retarded person that is aged about 25 years and is the only son of his parents.

Fact Finding Report of The Voice:

The Voice came to know about the Incidence on 09.06.12, a fact finding team comprised of Adv. Aneeqa Maria, Mr. Khurram Akhtar, Mr. Shahid Anthony, and Mr. Gohar went to the place of occurrence and also visited the basti (Town) where the victim and his family was residing. It was the small town that was comprised of almost 80 Christian houses and 180 Muslim houses. The whole town was empty, people left their houses just within few hours of occurrence because the complainants of the case were the maulana (Muslim clerics) The Voice Team met few neighbors that were left in one of the house of the Christian community. The Voice team managed to meet Mr. Manzoor Masih, Mr. Malik Masih, Mst. Hameeda Bibi, Mr. Rizwan and Mr. Shamaun Waris.

Statement of Manzoor Maish:

He told the Voice team that Ramzan was a mentally retarded person. He was converted by the Islamist group named Sipa Shahba almost two years ago. He was not in his senses when they converted him and got his thumb impressions, now they have convicted him for Blasphemy because they want to Grab our lands through him that is why they have mentioned many unknown persons in the FIR.

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