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Violent Protests After Humayun Masih Charged with 295B


As details of the incident come in, it has been reported that violent clashes erupted in DhoopSari, a densely populated Christian Colony of the Gulshan Ravi area after a middle aged Christian man allegedly burnt the Holy Quran.

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Humayun Faisal was beaten up and taken to the local police station where he was charged under the 295c. He is also reported to be mentally unstable.

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As the news of the desecration spread a mob of 200-300 people from the neighboring area gathered to protest against the accused. Local Christian residents of the area also reported that the mob wanted to burn down their homes.

Timely intervention by the police saved the lives of many innocent which could have been lost if the mob did not stop protesting.

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DIG operations Dr. Haider Ashraf suffered a head injury and the police deployed in the area had to resort to baton charge on the protestors.

A heavy contingent of police and rangers has been deployed in the area to make sure there are not more riots and to maintain peace. Most of the Christians of the area have fled homes to seek refuge as the situation in the area remains tense.