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Backlash Fear Prompts Christian Families to Flee

August 21, 2012

Rifta Masih – who suffers from Down’s Syndrome – was jailed by the police in Meharabadi village, near Islamabad, on Saturday after being severely beaten up by locals, for allegedly burning 10 pages of the Noorani Qaida.

After the issue was highlighted in the media, Islamabad police registered a case against the imam of the local mosque of Meharabad area near G-11 sector for instigating locals to set the minor girl on fire. . .

According to the Centre for Law and Justice, at least 200 to 300 Christian families from Meharabadi Jaffar, Sector G-12, Islamabad, have fled after Rifta was accused of blasphemy.

The organisation said that the government has failed to provide security to these Christian families who fled their houses after clerics pledged to attack Christians and evict them from the neighbourhood. . .

You can read the entire story here. . . .