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Pakistan: Hindu man faces blasphemy charges Pakistan Blasphemy

Pakistan: Hindu man faces blasphemy charges

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Aug 2022, 09:55 am

Pakistan's Hyderabad region remained tense on Sunday after a Hindu sanitation worker was booked in a fake blasphemy case over alleged desecration of Quran, media reports said.

The complaint was reportedly lodged by a local resident after his brawl with the sanitation worker belonging to Hindu minority community in Pakistan's Hyderabad, reports Hindustan Times.

The Hindu sanitation worker was identified as Ashok Kumar.

Hyderabad police dispersed the agitated mob which was demanding handing over of the Hindu sanitary worker for desecrecation of the Quran. However, it was actually a Muslim woman who had burned the Islamist book, as per local media, reports ANI.

Journalist Mubashir Zaidi shared a video of the incident and tweeted: "Hyderabad police dispersed a violent mob which was demanding handing over a Hindu sanitary worker accusing him of #blasphemy Police claims the sanitary worker was targeted because of a personal clash with a local resident."

As per video of the incident which has gone viral on the internet, police could be seen dispersing the mob that had gathered around the apartment building to get hold of the worker.

Another Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat said: "Earlier, a charged mob gathered around the apartment building to get hold of the Hindu man. Police dispersed the mob and arrested the victim."

She later again posted an update on the incident and wrote on Twitter: "Hindu sanitary worker Ashok Kumar booked under 295B of blasphemy over alleged desecration of the Quran in Hyderabad. The allegation came after a brawl with a shopkeeper Bilal Abbasi who then lodged the complaint against Kumar."