Police in Pakistan’s Hyderabad previous in August controlled to disperse a violent mob which was once baying for the blood of Ashok Kumar, a sanitary employee accused of committing blasphemy.
The clip shared by way of journalist Pakistan journalist Mubashir Zaidi displays Sindh law enforcement officials lathi charging miscreants from the extremist crew Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Zaidi in his tweet says the police claimed that Ashok Kumar ‘was once centered as a result of a non-public conflict with a neighborhood resident’.
Hyderabad police dispersed a violent mob which was once tough turning in a Hindu sanitary employee accusing him of #blasphemy Police claims the sanitary employee was once centered as a result of a non-public conflict with a neighborhood resident pic.twitter.com/CnSFLNLqhH
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) August 21, 2022
News18 may now not independently examine the authenticity of the video. However, within the 30-second lengthy video, it was once transparent that the TLP miscreants had outnumbered the Sindh police officers who had been guarding the police station premises.
Some Twitter customers from Pakistan commented under Zaidi’s Twitter publish that the uniformed males had been from the Sindh Rangers.
The case additionally drew global consideration as Republican senator from Florida, United States, Marco Rubio and his crew additionally tweeted towards Pakistan’s mediaeval blasphemy regulations.
After being falsely accused of blasphemy, Ashok Kumar, a Hindu guy in #Pakistan, was once just about killed by way of a mob earlier than being arrested by way of native officers. Pakistan’s blasphemy regulations breed fatal violence and must be abolished. #ExpressionNotoppression https://t.co/Txb1oKnWdZ
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) September 2, 2022
“After being falsely accused of blasphemy, Ashok Kumar, a Hindu man in Pakistan, was nearly killed by a mob before being arrested by local officials. Pakistan’s blasphemy laws breed deadly violence and should be abolished,” Marco Rubio’s press place of business stated in a tweet.
Blasphemy is a not unusual allegation utilized by miscreants and spiritual fans in Pakistan to settle non-public disputes, perform pressured conversions and assaults on minorities underneath the guise of defending the integrity of Islam.
Several instances of mob lynching in Pakistan has drawn global condemnation and nations have additionally careworn Pakistan to seem as soon as once more at its blasphemy regulations. Pakistan’s best politicians additionally chorus from addressing the problem in concern of shedding votes from conservative Muslim strongholds and likewise from those that imagine in a hardline interpretation of Islam.
The lynching of Priyantha Diyawadana on December 2021, a manufacturing unit supervisor in Sialkot, on allegations of blasphemy shook the arena and compelled former top minister Imran Khan to reply to the problem. Priyantha was once overwhelmed to dying after which tires had been piled over his lifeless frame and the dead frame was once set ablaze. Pakistan took motion however TLP’s hooliganism continues unabated as evidenced by way of Ashok Kumar’s case.
Imran Khan succumbed to hardline Islamists later and got rid of the TLP from the proscribed record in November 2021 after the hardline Islamist crew staged fatal agitations. They additionally effectively pressured the then Pakistan executive underneath Imran Khan to expel the French envoy over the problem of alleged blasphemous cartoons revealed in France.
Citizens Laud Sindh Police
Below Zaidi’s unique publish, some commentators who’re believed to be Pakistani Twitter customers lauded the Sindh police for taking motion towards the mob of miscreants. Some even accused the federal government of now not being ready to offer protection to minorities.
Did u know ur workforce in DC place of business ISB had equivalent perspectives on blasphemy? Was there for some bureaucracy & ur PA + two others repeatedly criticized executive for being lenient against ahmadis (which is a funny story itself) & the ones accused with blasphemy. Pls teach ppl round u & then be grateful
— Zay (@ZayGH__) August 21, 2022
Even a Pakistani civil servant, who took the incident on a good be aware, was once met with complaint from every other Twitter consumer who stated that during Islamabad executive officers themselves name for harsher punishments for blasphemy.
Bas ye he kam karalo is quom sai. Apni sare frustration minorities par nikaltai hain and hats off to rangers for dispersing the group.
— KP (@Komalay_) August 21, 2022
These Pakistani Twitter customers disclose that the odd folks in Pakistan also are rising bored with the TLP which is understood for its extremism. Reactions confirmed that they too reside in concern of extremist Muslims and so they additionally accused the federal government of failing to put in force regulation and order within the face of TLP’s violent protests.
On a major be aware, yah qoum aisay hello sudhray gi…danday ke zor in keeping with.
— Sobiah Qureshi (@SobiahQ) August 21, 2022
Some Pakistani Twitter customers additionally stated that the federal government takes out its frustrations of now not having the ability to ship on minorities by way of accusing them of committing blasphemy.
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