Graffiti: Five arrested on blasphemy allegations

Published: January 18, 2012
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Abid Hussain, Mohammad Hussain, Tasawar Hussain, Asghar Abbas and Mirza Hussain were brought to Karachi and arrested.

Abid Hussain, Mohammad Hussain, Tasawar Hussain, Asghar Abbas and Mirza Hussain were brought to Karachi and arrested.

KARACHI: 

Five men were arrested on Tuesday evening for allegedly using offensive language against the companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Kotri.

According to the on-duty officer, Mohammad Ashraf, the men wrote derogatory remarks on the walls of six bogies of Sukkur Express when it was at Kotri.

Abid Hussain, Mohammad Hussain, Tasawar Hussain, Asghar Abbas and Mirza Hussain were brought to Karachi and arrested. According to the police, a score of members of the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat gathered at Cantt Station and staged a sit-in. The Cantt police will handed the men over to the Kotri police.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • muhammad shakil
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:24AM

    this hatred and animosity between the different sects of islam has been going on for many centuries.it is particulary acute in our society as we have allowed the entry of religion into every facet of public life, be it, our laws,our media,our institutions.our obsession with religion has led to a society where all sects declare the other to be infidels and then go about spewing hated against each other.Religion should be a private matter and should not have anything to do with the affairs of the state.Recommend

  • IndiKid
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:51AM

    Good

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  • ali baba
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:32AM

    Is not it freedom of speech?

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  • Noble Tufail
    Jan 18, 2012 - 12:48PM

    the best way to repeal this law is its full enforcement.

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  • MUNIB
    Jan 18, 2012 - 2:50PM

    The import of Saudi and Iranian poison is destroying PAKISTAN

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  • Sane
    Jan 18, 2012 - 2:57PM

    @ali baba, think in the sense that the words written were against some one dear to you

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  • BS.Detecter
    Jan 18, 2012 - 4:25PM

    they had it coming .

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  • Jan 18, 2012 - 5:43PM

    We can consider amending blasphemy law only after half of our population sent to jail.Recommend

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