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Blasphemy case against Muslims for ransacking temp

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 19:03

Karachi: Pakistani police have registered a blasphemy case against nine Muslims suspected of ransacking a Sri Krishna Ram temple in a Hindu neighbourhood in the outskirts of Karachi, while protesting against the anti-Islam film on September 21.

The accused allegedly broke idols, damaged a holy book and beat the custodian of the temple, reports The Dawn.

The case is said to be ``fairly unusual``, as Pakistan`s harsh blasphemy laws are more often invoked against alleged insults to Islam, not minority faiths.

The laws, sections of which carry the death penalty or life imprisonment, have faced international scrutiny this year after a young Christian girl in Islamabad was accused of desecrating the Holy Quran.
According to police officer Mohammad Hanif, a cleric is among the suspects, but none had been arrested as of Sunday.


First Published: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 19:03
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