Attackers of Hindu temple charged with blasphemy

Published: September 30, 2012

Maharaj Sunda, caretaker of Shri Krishna Bhagwan Mandir, shows a vandalised idol. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: 

In an extraordinary turn of events, Section 295-A was used to register a blasphemy case against Muslim men for damaging a Hindu temple during riots on Ishq-e-Rasool Day.

Section 295-A is the lesser known, non Islam-specific clause of the country’s notorious blasphemy law.

The Shri Krishna Bhagwan Mandir, located in the Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Karachi, was vandalised by a mob rallying against the anti-Islam film ‘Innocence of Muslims’. They also ransacked nearby houses where members of the Hindu community reside, and looted jewellery and other valuables.

For its part, the Gulshan-e-Maymar police registered a case using 295-A (‘deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs’) along with other charges of looting, vandalism and theft, against the protesters.

Nine people, including one Maulvi Habibur Rehman and his accomplices, men from nearby residential areas, have been nominated. SHO Jaffar Baloch said, “For me, every believer is the same. The desecration of a temple meant blasphemy to me, and that’s why we inserted that section.”

While no one has been arrested so far because the accused are on the run, security has been beefed up in the Hindu locality.

Scenes of chaos

In the single-room temple, destroyed sculptures of Hindu gods lay scattered. Too devastated to pick up the smashed pieces, its caretaker Maharaj Sunda cried, “I devoted my life to serve the gods, and seeing them like this makes me wish for death.” When the attack took place at 8:30 am, the Maharaj was tending to animals near the temple. Frightened screams from within the temple brought him running back.

When he entered the temple, a scene of chaos greeted him. Six statues of Hindu gods were destroyed. An infuriated mob of 150 people, carrying rocks and sticks, had barged in chanting ‘Allah hu Akbar’, and took away gold adornments from the four-foot statues before smashing them to the ground. Worth more than Rs1 Lakh each, the sculptures were brought from India when the temple was made in 2000.

“It was terrible. Everyone was running to save their lives. Some like me got attacked by stones when we tried to stop them,” said one man named Govinda, pushing his hair back to show a wound on his forehead. The rioters then moved onto their holy books. Showing torn pages of Geeta, the Maharaj’s eyes welled up with tears. “They ripped pages from the old Geeta, and took away the new one.” A broken piece of Radha’s face lay on the floor. A picture of well-known philanthropist Ruth Pfau, who supported an NGO that built the temple, was also torn.

The protesters, who left no stone unturned, then entered nearby houses, snatching gold earrings from newly-married Lakshmi and mangal sutars from others. Another Pathani displayed a scar on her ear where men had ripped out her only gold possession, a single earring. Hurling stones at houses, they also injured a woman who was washing clothes.

The locals had no idea what the protestors were rallying about before they entered the area. All they knew that they were angry with ‘the Americans’.  “We are not Americans. We have no link with them. Why were we attacked?” said a resident. This was not the first such incident in the area.

The mob finally ran away when Sikh men in the locality reached the spot with their traditional daggers, kirpans.  Since the incident, no prayers have been held at the temple. Men have stopped going to work. Children are afraid to play outside.

“We are Pakistanis. We have never been to India. Let us live here,” said the Maharaj.

Long way to go

Welcoming the move by the local police, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Chairperson Zohra Yusuf added, however, that she had never heard of a blasphemy case registered against Muslims for damaging a house of worship.“When Ahmadi houses of worship are attacked, blasphemy sections are not inserted. Also, minorities are fearful to lodge complaints.”

Her concern is lent credence by the fact that four churches in the city have been attacked in 2012, but no FIR against their desecration has been registered. HRCP council member Asad Iqbal Butt, who visited the temple, called it the responsibility of the government to rebuild the temple. “We also demand a boundary wall for the Hindus.” Butt said he called up various Hindu panchayats for help, but no one responded.  “Had it been a rich Hindu community, the panchayats would have reacted otherwise,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 30th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (110)

  • Tariq
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:12AM

    Why must we always act like savages? What was the thinking behind a mob attack on a Hindu temple? Why are our people so hatefilled towards anyone not a Muslim? When will this barbarism end and when will we end our discrimination and hate towards Non Muslims?

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  • Bilal Malik
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:17AM

    Tearing up the holy book of the Hindus,now what would have happened if some non muslim had done the same thing to our holy book? There would have been a massacre of Hindus,mass protests,strikes,looting and burning and dharnas and attack on foreign embassies.
    So,it’s okay to attack the worship places of others and to tear the holy books of non muslims but then scream and cry about how bad Amreeka & India treat Muslims.

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  • Asim
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:19AM

    Jeoy SHO Jaffar Baloch… Our Police force needs more ppl like u :)

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:20AM

    Good move. Recommend

  • Haris Chaudhry
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:25AM

    SHO Jaffar Baloch said,

    “For me, every believer is the same.
    The desecration of a temple meant
    blasphemy to me, and that’s why we
    inserted that section.”

    Kudos to the brave policeman.

    The tide has to turn for sure.

    This country belongs to Ahmadi Muslims, Shias, Hindus, Christians, Sunnis, Agnostics, Athiests and all those that call it home.

    Wrest the control of it from the medieval clergy !

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  • anonymous
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:31AM

    SHO Jaffar Baloch said, “For me, every believer is the same. The desecration of a temple meant blasphemy to me, and that’s why we inserted that section.”

    Hats off Mr. Jafar. You are way better than many preachers, pundits, maulanas put-together. Every believer is same indeed, and nobody has right to call others wrong, or call them names for not sharing your belief.

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  • Jpy
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:40AM

    What a tolerent community and followers. Recommend

  • rajput
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:43AM

    same happened in Pakistan during 92-93 also after Babri was brought down in India. yet they keep chest thumping abt Babri, hindus sikhs shias ahmedis get routinely targeted baloch r killed yet the audacity to talk abt Kashmir. Huh!

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  • Muhammad Awais Memon
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:59AM

    This is what people want in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Sep 30, 2012 - 11:18AM

    Good move. Appreciated.

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  • vasan
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:24AM

    This is the way to go to start attacking religious bigotry. Recommend

  • Amna
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:38AM

    This is heartening news. Kudos to the SHO! We need to protect our minorities at all costs-Pakistan is for all of us and the violation of any place of worship is simply unacceptable.

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  • CK
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:42AM

    Why weren’t these temples and houses protected in the first place?

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  • Imran
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:43AM

    Justice served, it is no so bad after all!

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  • Haseeb Khan
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:44AM

    Whats good for gander is good for goose.

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  • sh(india)
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:48AM

    for a stupid movie made by the american they attacked a temple and looted them.Wow. lRecommend

  • TrueBlue
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:49AM

    “Had it been a rich Hindu community, the panchayats would have reacted otherwise,” …… tell me the name and i’ll tell you the law …… as simple as that

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  • Sep 30, 2012 - 12:17PM

    SHO Jaffar Baloch is a hero for acknowledging justice and equality. Hats off to that man.Recommend

  • Zoro
    Sep 30, 2012 - 12:21PM

    Hmmmm so much of tolerence !!! for OTHER religion …

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  • Logic. Europe
    Sep 30, 2012 - 12:31PM

    Mkes one weep for that comunity The surrvival of palistan is in banning mullas only nothing else will work

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  • A Peshawary
    Sep 30, 2012 - 12:32PM

    Waiting for big hue and cry from media and civil society champions. A new campaign opportunity for many stalwarts of certain quarters.

    A Peshawary

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  • Raza Khan
    Sep 30, 2012 - 12:52PM

    Sad! Kindly accept our apologies on behalf of these monsters who destroyed house of worship.Recommend

  • RK Singh
    Sep 30, 2012 - 12:53PM

    It is such a shame. Hindus in Pakistan can only be saved by their Sikh brethren. Recommend

  • Sinclair
    Sep 30, 2012 - 12:53PM

    Such acts should be charged under Hate Crimes, rather than Blasphemy. Blasphemy laws are just wrong, both in India and Pakistan.

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  • HolierThanThoug
    Sep 30, 2012 - 12:55PM

    Expect anything from the Government is like expecting Satan turning into a saint.Recommend

  • Kay Kay
    Sep 30, 2012 - 1:00PM

    Way to GO!!!

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  • afzaalkhan
    Sep 30, 2012 - 1:27PM

    And thats the way it should be. Good job

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  • Tony Singh
    Sep 30, 2012 - 1:30PM

    There is hope for Pakistan

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  • abid
    Sep 30, 2012 - 1:32PM

    good job Sho..this is called proffesionalism

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  • Salman
    Sep 30, 2012 - 1:51PM

    i am deeply saddened upon this news. this is a shameful act. my respect for Hindu community. moreover, i am really pleased to know that their is blasphemy law in pakistan’s Constitution in defense of non-islamic religions.

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  • manjit singh
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:02PM

    good precedent set by the police

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  • B
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:02PM

    Nothing to be happy about as all culprits are on the run. Truth will come when they are all caught, booked and jailed/hanged.
    NO one even knows what is happening with the man caught for falsly accusing the Christian girl.

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  • unbeliever
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:07PM

    i have all the respect in world for this brave officer.

    pakistan requires many such officers

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  • Truther
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:07PM

    Now very few people are condemning blasphemy laws. Hypocrisy.

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  • Lachhman Lohano
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:09PM

    “We are Pakistanis. We have never been to India. Let us live here,”Recommend

  • Arya
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:23PM

    Hats off to SHO Jaffar Baloch. If Blasphemy law can not be scrapped, at least it should be applied treating all communities alike. This is really an extra ordinary development and if handled well may usher well for Pakistan.Recommend

  • Kung
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:26PM

    Attackers should be dealt with sternly. In Pakistan, all extremist parties combined have never won more than 3% of vote. Unfortunately this very small minority which do not respect other religions bring a bad name to all Pakistanis.

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  • Krish
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:26PM

    Why act now after 60 yrs of state sponsered genocide?

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  • Sep 30, 2012 - 2:27PM

    Nothing is expected from the FIR. no one ever be arrested ( forget the punishment) for destroying the Hindu temple, breaking the idols..and looting Hindu families . it is a brave act of an individual but the society is the same.
    A church is burnt in Mardan on the same day.Police did not take any action under any law.. The hypocrisy is louder.

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  • jaideep
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:42PM

    I think I am better ans secure being a atheist rather than being a dumb radical

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  • Trojan
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:47PM

    Effects of teaching ‘Somnath Ki Fatah’ (Conquest of Somnath) in Matric.Recommend

  • SurelySure
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:51PM

    my dear Hindu citizen! I am so sorry for all that happened to you. I wish for your peace.
    It is the responsibility of Government to protect all citizens of Pakistan, all means all! No difference.
    Bravo Pakistan Police for justifying your duty, Hats off!Recommend

  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:53PM

    Guznavi still lives among us in 2012.

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 30, 2012 - 2:57PM

    Proof is in the pudding. Lets see if Courts convicts the culprits or tosses out the case for lack of evidence.

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  • Dushmann
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:05PM

    Good officer. Now its time for the patriotic judiciary and lawyers to step in and release the accused.

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  • Khurram Malik
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:05PM

    Well I just saw BBC and CNN and since this news dont portray Pakistanis and Muslims as Devils so they are in Utter Silence on that News while any other slightest news against Muslims is a Headline there.. This is Hypocrciy and nothing else and Pakistani media should highlight this issue that Why BBA and CNN only give the news when Some Non Muslims are involved otherwise it seems their Sole Purpose to portray all the Muslims are the Real Devils of the world.

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:09PM

    Few days after 9/11 a Hindu temple in Hamilton Ontario Canada was fire bombed by a local white boy as he mistook Hindu temple as a Mosque. His attacked was motivated by rage from 9/11. Local community rallied, raised fund and rebuild the temple. The person was charged and convicted of hate crime. Every year local community gathers on anniversary and share rejoices the harmony in race relations they showed.

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:38PM

    Sept 30th COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.

    Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox’s Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists.

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  • RK Singh
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:46PM

    I am sure nothing will come out of these charges.

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  • Raw is War
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:49PM

    breaking statues- looks familiar.Where did I hear it?

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  • Analytical Engine
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:51PM

    It really was very bad to hear about this incident. However, it still was good to hear of the prosecution of the rioters. May they be punished severely for their act.
    SHO Jaffar Baloch said, “For me, every believer is the same. The desecration of a temple meant blasphemy to me, and that’s why we inserted that section.”

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  • mahakaalchakra
    Sep 30, 2012 - 3:52PM

    @It Is (still) Economy Stupid:

    How many Muslims were there in local community who participated in rebuilding of temple? I can bet you most of non-Hindus who participated from local communities were Christians, Buddhists or Jews or even indigenous Indians of Canada.

    Islam is a religion of Muslims, not peas.

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  • Akshay, India
    Sep 30, 2012 - 4:23PM

    Its good that the SHO has decided to take action against the culprits. But I feel every little will happen on the ground. Secondly, in my opinion this is not just blasphemy, this is hate crime, loot and dacoity. Most often blasphemy is peaceful and non-violent ( except for the zealots who wanna fight). Non-muslims in Pakistan can never breathe free until Pakistan becomes secular.

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  • sandeep
    Sep 30, 2012 - 4:35PM

    i salute sho jaffer baloch

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  • Logic. Europe
    Sep 30, 2012 - 4:35PM

    We must appologise to hindus as the land belonged to themThey let islam flourish and spread in thir land and then what they get

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  • Daniyal
    Sep 30, 2012 - 4:41PM

    BEST news I’ve heard in a long time. Hopefully it’s more than just a publicity stunt and justice is actually served. Equality is a must in any society and it’s about time we had that in ours.

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  • Hindu
    Sep 30, 2012 - 4:44PM

    When Hina Rabbani Khar was recently at the UN, she called for “tolerance and acceptance” for Muslims worldwide. She even suggested a blasphemy caveat to lend credence at the UN to stop insults to Islam and your prophet. Now how about the world turning against Pakistan (which seems to be fancying itself as the protector of Islam although it commits some of humanity’s worst crimes in the name of religion !!!) and boycotting it? Pakistan is already considered a dirty word in international politics. This will surely add to its glorious “reputation”. I also believe that Pakistan should stop the hypocrisy of moralizing and preaching about the treatment of Muslims in other countries because it is has no moral, legal or any other right to do so. Pakistanis are viewed worldwide as nothing but a parasitic nation that comprises of freeloading and marauding killers of minorities. Decent Pakistanis should raise this question through their elected representatives. They need courage to do that, failing which the entire nation will burn in the fire of destruction and death sparked by self-serving and hate-mongering mullahs who are transforming the nation from a modern state to a stone-age piece of land where savage-like uneducated mobs run the show. Would the Zardaris, Sharifs, Imran Khans and the Gucci-attired Hina Rabbani Khar not say something now?

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  • Bharatvarsh
    Sep 30, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Time to save ISLAM from Pakistanis.

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  • Udaya Bose
    Sep 30, 2012 - 5:14PM

    @Sinclair:
    Blasphemy laws are just wrong, both in India and Pakistan.

    India does not have blasphemy laws.

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  • Sonia
    Sep 30, 2012 - 5:22PM

    Every sector of Pakistan was hit. Not just minorities. Muslims were harmed by setting fire to their businesses and looting them. Minorities by looting their religious places and setting fire to them. The mode of attack is the same- just the way it was done was different!

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  • dr shankarlal
    Sep 30, 2012 - 5:36PM

    Hats off Mr Jaffar Baloch.Pak needs such type of officers and people who may brightens d name of our beloved country and send d positive msg to d whole world.

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  • Sep 30, 2012 - 5:41PM

    And what about the Babri masjid that was destroyed and burnt in india,,,,, Did you forgot that,,,,,,, although i condemn this act of savagery.

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  • Peace4all
    Sep 30, 2012 - 5:45PM

    Good to hear the police took some action against those mullahs who think they can do just about anythin in the name of Allah.Now if the courts manage to punish those culprits and treat them the way Asiya bibi has been treated- we would be able to say justice has been served.

    It would be really nice if the Muslim community got together to help rebuild the temple and replace what has been broken and stolen. Small acts of kindness and humanity is what Islam teaches us, we must first learn to be an insaan before we can claim to be a musalmaan.

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  • Raza
    Sep 30, 2012 - 5:48PM

    Youll never read this news in times of india….

    or it will be just that a Hindu temple was desecrated….

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  • Sobriquet
    Sep 30, 2012 - 5:52PM

    @Tariq:
    Once a frog, stung by a scorpion, asked: “why did you do this?” The Scorpion replied: “It is my nature.”

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  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:02PM

    Very good article by Rabia Ali, really the SHO did a good job ,its proved that in Pakistan, some body have sympathy for minorities.

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  • Pengie
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:02PM

    Why are people so angry at people who looted temples when we praise our ancestors who did the same? Ever heard of Mahmood Ghaznavi?

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  • Babloo
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:16PM

    No one in India will take any notice of this.

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  • Babloo
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:18PM

    No you don’t need to apply blasphemy laws. They vandalised and robbed private property and wrecked violence on people. They should be chanrged with that and severely punished.

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  • Umer
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:31PM

    “For me, every believer is the same.
    The desecration of a temple meant
    blasphemy to me, and that’s why we
    inserted that section.”

    So how come it’s only a maximum punishment of three years under 295A and not death sentence?

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  • annonymous
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:49PM

    “SHO Jaffar Baloch is a hero for acknowledging justice and equality. Hats off to that man”

    He will be soon transferred for his action!

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  • Mian
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:51PM

    If prosecutors and courts play their role independently, without coming under pressure from religious violent groups, this case will send a message to bigots who have no regards for others’ religion or feelings but want everyone else to be scared of their brand of religion.

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  • msk
    Sep 30, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Should there be a mock trial of Mehmood Gheznavi who committed religious blasphemy allegedly 17 times?

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  • Sammy
    Sep 30, 2012 - 7:08PM

    good move by the police

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  • shashikhaanth
    Sep 30, 2012 - 7:12PM

    It is not unusual, it is getting enacted again and again from that time when 360 idols were destroyed mecca in 630 A.D. So it is being continued from that to-day. So one should not offended they are doing their religious duty without caring for others agony and pain.

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  • PakPunjabi
    Sep 30, 2012 - 8:05PM

    I am a Muslim and honestly, I can say that we feel sad when these things happen. Punish the miscreants with execution.

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  • Sep 30, 2012 - 8:06PM

    One of the best statements to come out of Pakistan:

    SHO Jaffar Baloch said:

    “For me, every believer is the same.
    The desecration of a temple meant
    blasphemy to me, and that’s why we
    inserted that section.”

    Thats is pure Islam.

    May Allah bless you!

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  • gp65
    Sep 30, 2012 - 8:47PM

    Appreciated. This approach needs to be institutioalized. We would also like the blasphemy accused to be prosecuted with the same vigour that other blasphemy accused are.Recommend

  • Mohammed
    Sep 30, 2012 - 9:19PM

    @Raw is War:
    You heard it about 1400 years ago.

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  • Iqbal
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:01PM

    When I was at University at UCL one of my lecturer told me that by 2025 there will be no such thing as Pakistan. He predicted it will be part of India just like East Germany. With recent events his predictions appear to be spot on.
    However, the word “Pakistan” will still remain in the history books. Your guess of how it will be remembered is as good as mine.

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  • Arya
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:23PM

    The SHO’s statement is in line with the famous speech by Jinnah where he said everybody is free to practice their religion.

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  • Raveendra
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:38PM

    After 65 years of State abetted Conversions and Persecution that reduced the religious minorities in Pakistan to just 3%, SHO Jaffar Baloch has shown that a speck of humanity is still flickering somewhere in Pakistan. May his tribe grow.

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  • antsnu g
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:50PM

    a very good action….and a just one.Recommend

  • shahid
    Sep 30, 2012 - 10:51PM

    @anonymous:
    Hats off Mr. Jafar. You are way better than many preachers, pundits, maulanas put-together. Every believer is same indeed, and nobody has right to call others wrong, or call them names for not sharing your belief.

    Agreed.

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  • Bill Maher (SFO)
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:13PM

    ” ”
    :-(

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  • Observer
    Sep 30, 2012 - 11:14PM

    Here is something to think about. Why are there no acts of riots, burning, destroying and killing against Muslims by Hindus in India or elsewhere on this act of desecration of Hindu temple and holy books? Why is there no call for Youm e Ishq e Krishna in India?

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  • Akash
    Oct 1, 2012 - 12:03AM

    Those few misguided men do not represent a country or religion, I am pleased to see that most pakistanis do not support such incidents. I believe it is not about religions liking each other, it is about tolerance. Kudos to the police officer.

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  • Sid
    Oct 1, 2012 - 12:57AM

    The SHO deserves to be commended for his sense of duty..that’s what a real cop is ..beyond the religion caste or family he belongs to..a rare being in uniform of police in the subcontinent ….good job daroga Ji …for a billion plus south Asians …you are a model of a cop…taking care of citizens in your jurisdiction …..without favour or prejudice

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  • Gaurav
    Oct 1, 2012 - 1:22AM

    Hindus are surviving only because of Sikhs bravery and matyrdam of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji and Shri Guru Gobind singh ji. Being a Hindu , i salute Sikhs.

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  • Delhi Belly
    Oct 1, 2012 - 1:51AM

    While I appreciate this act of equality. But Blasphemy law as such needs overhaul. People who vandalize anything symbolizing others faiths should be criminally punished under disturbing harmony rather than labeling it blasphemous.

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  • Haider
    Oct 1, 2012 - 2:00AM

    We may burn churches and destroy temples, but hey, no one dare hurt our religious sentiments in this Land of the Pure!Recommend

  • abid
    Oct 1, 2012 - 7:02AM

    take it easy guys. it was mobs who done it. and the other thing is that all people except the muslims can tolerate such thing happent to their religious orner. other than muslims are very tolerant abt these incidents. why make so much noise of it.Recommend

  • Avtar
    Oct 1, 2012 - 8:45AM

    Mobs in Pakistan take advantage of attacking and destroying non-Muslim places of worship and property. The movie was likely made by a Christian. I saw the Innocence of Muslims only after observing the behavior of Believers in the land of the pure. This is nothing new. It shows what the land of the pure is like – I will keep my tourist dollars elsewhere.

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  • Indian
    Oct 1, 2012 - 11:45AM

    Wow! What a great country.. :)Recommend

  • Pakboy
    Oct 1, 2012 - 2:04PM

    lol these indians. whether you are pleased or not, we don’t care.

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  • Bish
    Oct 1, 2012 - 3:03PM

    @anonymous:

    It is really Heartening to see that people and the Police officer are condemning this act of violence on Hindus and other Minorities in Pakistan. Kudos and great work !!

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  • Nasamajh
    Oct 1, 2012 - 5:24PM

    @Logic. Europe: stop being illogical!

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  • John
    Oct 2, 2012 - 12:12AM

    @Bilal Malik:

    Sadly, there was a similar occurrence in Bangladesh. A YouTube posting of a reported Buddhist boy with a half burned Koran led to the torching of a Buddhist temple there.\

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  • Lalit
    Oct 2, 2012 - 11:11AM

    Remember what happened to the Taliban after they broke the Buddha statue in Bamian(Afghanistan). The end for these mavericks is sure and very near.

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  • Moolchand Kolhi
    Oct 2, 2012 - 1:13PM

    Section 295-A was used. why not used 295-C……..?Recommend

  • ruqia
    Oct 2, 2012 - 3:22PM

    in every court of law all over the world,in nearly 214 countries there should be legislation not to make an anti religion movies.if such things happen the concerned people should be punished severely.

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  • Anonymous
    Oct 2, 2012 - 6:46PM

    I highly appreciate what the SHO has done and really appreciate what he has said. At least there are some sensible people still in this world. SHO Jaffar Baloch has shown not only sensitivity to this situation but has also shown respect to other religions, a sign of humanity right that we need right now.

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  • Oct 3, 2012 - 5:07PM

    I condemn the attack on the places of worship of minority people in Pakistan;however I appreciate the Good job by the SHO; Pl keep it up; Let your action be a guiding spirit to all law abiding officers in Pakistan. Let us all adhere to ‘live and let to live all “policy on this earth.

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  • mazbut
    Oct 4, 2012 - 12:23AM

    Sheer madness! Bad people everywhere, Condemnable to the roots.Recommend

  • jagminder
    Oct 4, 2012 - 10:47AM

    sikhs are peaceful persons.

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  • Oct 4, 2012 - 10:48AM

    Thanks to the Sikh brothers. They have done what we Sikhs are known for. Malice towards none and love for all.

    I am thankful to our Gurus who taught us such values. Even though we do not believe in idol worship at all, a true Sikh does not sit back and watch when his neighbors are being hurt.

    Like our 9th Guru, saved Kashmiri Pandits in India from forceful conversion to Islam by the Mughals, these Sikhs in Pakistan have been true to our rich tradition for universal brotherhood.

    Also, Islam too does not teach hatred. Only misdeeds of few irrational elements brings bad name to Islam.

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  • armaandeep singh
    Oct 4, 2012 - 2:53PM

    and then hindus in india make fun of sikhs …..

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  • JR
    Oct 5, 2012 - 6:53PM

    @p r sharma:
    Hello Sharma Ji, its time to support each other and not spread hate among us, just like our great grand parents and parent did (most of them not all of them)… we feel terribly sorry for this disgusting act… as there’s no point in arguing like this… let me ask simple question to you… what happend in India, when Babri Masjid was destroyed? It was done under the protection of Indian Govt. only… what happend in Gujrat? We have to come out of this kind of aurguments and let build strong relatioship for existing and future generation of both sides! Our new generation don’t need hate among two neighbors! Stop it here please!

    @Tariq:
    Well, very simple… by simply having daarhi (beared) and naming like a muslim, it doesn’t mean he (looter) is a muslim. Also, if someone born in a Muslim family, but he is behaving like an animal going against teaching of Islam, then he is not a muslim… rather he is not a human being!

    Islam teaches the lesson of tolerance… whreas I don’t see 1% in this kindof people whose using name of Islam and spreading hate!

    Relevant authority must capture them and hang them till death… All Pakistani, be it Muslim or non-muslim, should be respected by all means…

    As a human being, Muslim and Pakistani, I feel ashamed to see such act being performed by socalled mullahs and their supporters!

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  • sanaullah
    Oct 6, 2012 - 12:08PM

    Islam never teaches to hate each others but to respect each others humanbeings.

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  • Dhruba Das
    Nov 20, 2012 - 10:34AM

    Tolerance towards other religion is the main preaching of every religion. This madness ransacking of Hindu Temples and tearing away of Holy Book shows that we are moving towards a dark path since no religion has given that obsession permission. A true lover of God will always show kindness and respect towards other. In this Cosmic World God is one some call it Allah, same call it Christ others call it Ram and the list goes on. The path of reaching him may be different but our ultimate goal is one and that is GOD. Please for GOD Shake don’t indulge in such madness crime towards GOD

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