8-yr-old Hindu boy turns into youngest particular person charged with blasphemy in Pak
New Delhi, August 9
An eight-year-old Hindu boy is being held in protecting police custody in Pakistan after turning into the youngest particular person ever to be charged with blasphemy within the nation, a media record stated on Monday.
According to the Guardian information record, the boy’s circle of relatives is in hiding and lots of the Hindu neighborhood within the conservative district of Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab province, have fled their properties after a Muslim crowd attacked a Hindu temple after the boy’s unlock on bail ultimate week.
Troops have been deployed to the realm to quell any longer unrest.
On August 7, 20 other people have been arrested in reference to the temple assault.
The boy is accused of deliberately urinating on a carpet within the library of a madrassa, the place spiritual books have been saved, ultimate month.
Blasphemy fees can elevate the dying penalty, the Guardianreport stated.
Speaking from an undisclosed location, a member of the boy’s circle of relatives advised the Guardian: “He (the boy) isn’t even acutely aware of such blasphemy problems and he has been falsely indulged in those issues. He nonetheless does not perceive what his crime used to be and why he used to be saved in prison for per week.
“We have left our shops and work, the entire community is scared and we fear backlash. We don’t want to return to this area. We don’t see any concrete and meaningful action will be taken against the culprits or to safeguard the minorities living here.” Blasphemy fees filed in opposition to a kid have stunned criminal professionals, who say the transfer is exceptional. No one this younger has ever been charged with blasphemy ahead of in Pakistan.
Although no blasphemy executions were performed within the nation for the reason that dying penalty used to be presented for the crime in 1986, suspects are incessantly attacked and every so often killed by way of mobs.
In New Delhi, India’s External Affairs Ministry summoned a Pakistani diplomat to protest the assault and insist the security of Hindu households residing within the Muslim-majority nation. IANS