Thursday, 1 November 2012

Mob sets girls' school on fire over 'blasphemy'

A large number of people, including activists of religious parties, ransacked and set on fire a girls' school in Lahore and clashed with police following reports that a question paper for a test had contained blasphemous references "indecent" remarks about the Prophet Mohammed..
People in the area had been demanding police action against the teacher of Farooqi Girls High School accused of blasphemy for the last couple of days.On Wednesday, a student organisation and residents of the area demonstrated against the school administration. They later broke the school gate and set its building and principal’s car on fire.
Shafiqabad police registered FIR Under Section 295 C PPC against the school owner and  a female teacher under Section 295 C PPC ,later, police claimed they had arrested both Asim Farooqi and  Irfa Iftikhar and booked them under the harsh blasphemy law.

Police also registered a case against unidentified protesters for ransacking the school buildings.

On Friday 12 October 2012 afternoon, after Jumma prayer, some number of 600 people attacked and damaged a church in the old city area of Karachi.

Some days after on 9 October 2012 some hundreds of the extremists have set on fire of all the belongings of the Ryan Brain (accused) of blasphemy case in Karachi.

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