Pak case dropped
Islamabad, Nov. 20 (Reuters): A Pakistani court today dismissed a blasphemy case against a Christian girl.
Rimsha Masih, 14, was charged with burning pages of the Quran in August but was granted bail in September after a cleric was detained on suspicion of planting evidence to stir up resentment against Christians.
Masih’s lawyer, Tahir Naveed, said the Islamabad High Court’s decision was based on the fact that no one had seen the burnt pages of the Quran.
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