IHC Rejects Blasphemy Case Against PM Imran, Says Faith A Personal Matter
The Islamabad High Court has rejected the blasphemy case against Prime Minister Imran Khan by declaring that someone’s faith and belief were a personal matter.
According to media reports, the Islamabad High Court has rejected the blasphemy case against the prime minister, saying that gauging someone’s knowledge of religion could not be done through judicial proceedings.
The verdict was given by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah. The IHC CJ, while rejecting the case, has said that no one could raise questions about someone’s religious beliefs.
A Twitter user, while reacting to the verdict, stated that the state must act secular as the court did while giving this verdict, and should remove all clauses from the constitution that discriminate on the basis of religion.
IHC rejected blasphemy case agnst PM Imran Khan, saying faith & religious belief is a personal matter & shouldn't be questioned by anyone. Good!
State must also act secular as the court did & undo all discriminatory clauses from the constitution like anti Ahmadi & blasphemy laws. pic.twitter.com/jvSCThCuRe
— Shaan (@Shanyousaf6) December 20, 2019
The decision comes days after a local court in Multan sentenced academic Junaid Hafeez to death for blasphemy.
The convict, a Fulbright scholar, had been accused of blasphemy on social media by a religious group at Bahauddin Zakriya University in Multan, where he taught. He has been in prison for six years.