19-year-old Hindu boy arrested for allegedly posting blasphemous content online

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TANDO ALLAH YAR: Police on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old Hindu boy in Tando Allah Yar’s Mirwah Gorchani area for allegedly posting blasphemous content on social media.

The police arrested the boy and registered a case against him under Section 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting Its religion or religious beliefs) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the orders of Mirpurkhas Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Abid Ali Baloch after a prayer leader Mohammad Anwar Soomro filed a complaint against the boy.

Somroo, in his complaint, alleged that the boy had hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims by posting ‘highly controversial’ material on Facebook starting from July 30.

Talking to media, the locals claimed that the suspect was upset after his sister Ganga (now Ayesha) had embraced Islam on her own will and married a Muslim man. Some other members of his family were also expected to convert to Islam, the locals further said.

Soon after his arrest, the suspect was sent on 14-day judicial remand on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Advocate Kashif Bajeer, a human rights activist demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.

 

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  1. […] The police arrested the boy and registered a case against him under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting Its religion or religious beliefs) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the orders of Mirpurkhas Senior Superintendent Police after a local imam Mohammad Anwar Soomro filed a complaint against the boy, as reported in Pakistan Today. […]

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