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Mirpurkhas Hindu doctor booked on blasphemy charge

May 27, 2019
A pesh imam registered a complaint

A Hindu man was booked on Monday on blasphemy charges in Sindh’s Phuladyon town in Mirpurkhas district.

The pesh imam of a mosque, Maulvi Ishaq Nohri, filed a complaint in response to which the case was registered. The cleric alleged that the veterinary doctor tore pages of the Holy Quran and wrapped medicine in them.

The doctor was booked under Sections 295 (a), and 295-B of the Pakistan Penal Code which apply to "deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings", and "defiling the Holy Quran". The punishments range from three months in jail and a fine up to life in prison.

According to Zahid Hussain Leghari, the station house officer of Phuladyon police station, the doctor has been arrested.

Unrest broke out in the area.

Police gave reassurances that action is also being taken against the mob involved in disrupting the law and order situation in the area. Those involved in the unrest will be arrested, said SHO Leghari. "The minorities in the district will be protected," he said, adding that FIRs have been registered against the mob violence.
 
 
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