Hindu Man Saved from Lynch Mob in Pakistan: US Lawmaker, Civil Society Need Blasphemy Laws Scrapped
Closing Up to this point: September 03, 2022, 10: 51 IST
The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) organises lynch mobs every time anyplace in Pakistan a case of blasphemy being allegedly dedicated surfaces (Describe: Reuters)
Mob lynching in Pakistan in the name of blasphemy has drawn nationwide and world condemnation but the political institution fails to purchase concrete actions
Police in Pakistan’s Hyderabad earlier in August managed to disperse a violent mob which change into baying for the blood of Ashok Kumar, a sanitary worker accused of committing blasphemy.
The clip shared by journalist Pakistan journalist Mubashir Zaidi reveals Sindh police officers lathi charging miscreants from the extremist neighborhood Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Zaidi in his tweet says the police claimed that Ashok Kumar ‘change into targeted attributable to a deepest conflict with an enviornment resident’.
Hyderabad police dispersed a violent mob which change into annoying handing over a Hindu sanitary worker accusing him of #blasphemy Police claims the sanitary worker change into targeted attributable to a deepest conflict with an enviornment resident pic.twitter.com/CnSFLNLqhH
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) August 21, 2022
Recordsdata18 might perchance presumably presumably furthermore no longer independently verify the authenticity of the video. On the other hand, in the 30-2d long video, it change into obvious that the TLP miscreants had outnumbered the Sindh police officials who were guarding the police position premises.
Some Twitter customers from Pakistan commented underneath Zaidi’s Twitter post that the uniformed males were from the Sindh Rangers.
The case also drew world attention as Republican senator from Florida, United States, Marco Rubio and his crew also tweeted in opposition to Pakistan’s mediaeval blasphemy prison pointers.
After being falsely accused of blasphemy, Ashok Kumar, a Hindu man in #Pakistan, change into with regards to killed by a mob earlier than being arrested by local officials. Pakistan’s blasphemy prison pointers breed lethal violence and ought to be abolished. #ExpressionNOToppression https://t.co/Txb1oKnWdZ
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) September 2, 2022
“After being falsely accused of blasphemy, Ashok Kumar, a Hindu man in Pakistan, change into with regards to killed by a mob earlier than being arrested by local officials. Pakistan’s blasphemy prison pointers breed lethal violence and ought to be abolished,” Marco Rubio’s press field of job acknowledged in a tweet.
Blasphemy is a frequent accusation archaic by miscreants and religious lovers in Pakistan to settle deepest disputes, attain forced conversions and assaults on minorities underneath the guise of defending the integrity of Islam.
Several cases of mob lynching in Pakistan has drawn world condemnation and countries bear also forced Pakistan to review once extra at its blasphemy prison pointers. Pakistan’s top politicians also refrain from addressing the speak in bother of losing votes from conservative Muslim strongholds and also from of us that imagine in a hardline interpretation of Islam.
The lynching of Priyantha Diyawadana on December 2021, a manufacturing facility manager in Sialkot, on accusations of blasphemy shook the sector and compelled susceptible high minister Imran Khan to answer to the speak. Priyantha change into beaten to death and then tyres were piled over his ineffective physique and the ineffective physique change into space ablaze. Pakistan took action but TLP’s hooliganism continues unabated as evidenced by Ashok Kumar’s case.
Imran Khan succumbed to hardline Islamists later and eliminated the TLP from the proscribed record in November 2021 after the hardline Islamist neighborhood staged lethal agitations. They also efficiently forced the then Pakistan authorities underneath Imran Khan to expel the French envoy over the speak of alleged blasphemous cartoons published in France.
Citizens Laud Sindh Police
Below Zaidi’s unique post, some commentators who’re believed to be Pakistani Twitter customers lauded the Sindh police for taking action in opposition to the mob of miscreants. Some even accused the authorities of no longer being ready to give protection to minorities.
Did u know ur staff in DC field of job ISB had same views on blasphemy? Used to be there for some paperwork & ur PA + two others consistently criticised govt for being lenient against ahmadis (which is a shaggy dog yarn itself) & those accused with blasphemy. Pls educate ppl around u & then be thankful
— Zay (@ZayGH__) August 21, 2022
Even a Pakistani civil servant, who took the incident on a undeniable expose, change into met with criticism from one other Twitter user who acknowledged that in Islamabad authorities officials themselves demand harsher punishments for blasphemy.
Bas ye he kam karalo is quom sai. Apni sare frustration minorities par nikaltai hain and hats off to rangers for dispersing the crowd.
— KP (@Komalay_) August 21, 2022
These Pakistani Twitter customers inform that the unique of us in Pakistan are also rising drained of the TLP which is identified for its extremism. Reactions showed that they too reside in bother of extremist Muslims and besides they accused the authorities of failing to implement law and verbalize in the face of TLP’s violent protests.
On a significant expose, yah qoum aisay hi sudhray gi…danday ke zor per.
— Sobiah Qureshi (@SobiahQ) August 21, 2022
Some Pakistani Twitter customers also acknowledged that the authorities takes out its frustrations of no longer being ready to bring on minorities by accusing them of committing blasphemy.
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