We will cut tongue and eyes of those wanting to amend blasphemy law: JI leader

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Amir Mushtaq Khan, Jamaat-e-Islami leader had announced: “I will cut the tongue and eyes of those who want to amend the blasphemy law.” He was remarking in context of the Mashal Khan murder case, the JI leader uttered obdurate statement about the controversial blasphemy laws.

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He was talking to media, at the Jamaat-e-Islami secretariat in Charsadda on Sunday, April 30. Amir Mushtaq who is provincial chief of the JI firmly opposed any effort to amend the blasphemy law. He rejected the view point of Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Pervez Khattak. On the floor of the house, CM Punjab had issued his statement regarding the Mashal Khan murder case.

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He asserted that no one should call Mashal Khan a martyr or blasphemer until the investigations are completed. He advised those who are proposing amendments to the blasphemy law, saying these people must refrain from playing with sentiments of public.

At the same time, he said that no individual or mob enjoy right to execute extra judicial judgment. He said that no one has the right to kill anyone and take the law into their hands. On the other hand, local clerics and political parties had urged the authorities to release those arrested in connection to Mashal Khan murder case.

Previously, on April 27 Deputy Inspector General Alam Khan Shinwari had confirmed that the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) student who shot on Mashal Khan has been arrested. Mashal Khan was barbarically lynched by a mob over alleged blasphemy accusations.

On April 13, a vigilante mob lynched Mashal Khan inside the university premises. Mashal and another student Abdullah, were attacked because there were rumors that they were “promoting the Ahmadi faith on Facebook.” After being informed about the commotion, police reached the scene and were able to rescue Abdullah from the mob.