Haroonabad: Christian and Hindu minors enmeshed in a blasphemy case

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Two minors enmeshed in blasphemy case. Details emerged that two sweepers have been allegedly accused of committing blasphemy by burning sacred pages. A police case has been registered against them invoking the blasphemy law.

Blasphemy cases in Pakistan

Social activist Shaan Taseer revealed that a blasphemy case has been registered against Vishal Tariq and Bhola Ram. Both of them have been accused of allegedly burning pages with Quranic verses on them. An FIR was registered on September 28, whereas the minors were charged under 295-B. Vishal and Bhola are emploed as cleaners at Civil Hospital, Dunga.

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The case was registered at Dunga Police Station. The FIR states that the alleged blasphemy was committed at the Civil Hospital, Dunga, District Bahawalnagar. The complainant is a policeman who claims that he received a phone call from a local journalist who informed him that Vishal son of Tariq had burnt government record whilst some pages containing Quranic verses where also among them.

The complainant claims that the incident unfolded on September 27, 2017. After being informed, he arrived at the scene and witnessed a large crowd gathered who detailed the incident to him. He claims that the incident was also brought to the notice of a Doctor of the Civil Hospital who filed a complaint in the police station however, withheld the information about burning of Quranic verses.