Friday, November 02, 2012

Mob burns down school for rumoured blasphemy

A rumour broke out that a girls’ school in Lahore had put a blasphemous question in a test so naturally a huge mob assembled, ransacked the school, burnt it to the ground and fought with police. Here’s where it says that.

A sizeable number of activists of the Islami Jamiat Talba and JuD were part of the crowd and they demanded that the police should hand over the blasphemers to them.

Not difficult to guess what they’d have done with them.  They weren’t handed over to they baying mob, but they were arrested.

"I assure you the government will thoroughly investigate the matter and will not spare those involved in blasphemy," promised Nazir, who is the political secretary to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Alarming in so many ways. It shouldn’t be the government investigating, it should be the police. And they shouldn’t be enforcing fucking blasphemy laws.

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