Lahore: A violent mob vandalized three Hindu temples, as well as houses belonging to the Hindu community and a school in Ghotki in Pakistan’s Sindh province, over allegations that a school principal from the minority community had committed blasphemy.
The violence took place on Saturday after an FIR was registered against the principal of Sindh Public School on the complaint of Abdul Aziz Rajput, a student’s father who claimed that the principal had committed blasphemy. The FIR was lodged under Article 295(c) – that pertains to “derogatory remarks in respect of the Holy Prophet – of the Pakistan Penal Code. Videos, showing a frenzied mob wielding sticks venting their anger on a Hindu temple and the Sindh Public School over the alleged incident of blasphemy, were doing the rounds on social media. The houses of Hindu families were also attacked. (IANS)