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Tourist accused of burning few pages of Quran burned alive by Islamist mob in Pakistan

By Aditya Sharma      24 June, 2024 05:19 PM      0 Comments
Tourist accused of burning few pages of Quran burned alive by Islamist mob in Pakistan

Pakistan: In a horrifying incident of mob lynching, a local tourist in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province’s Swat district was brutally killed and his body burnt to ashes in the middle of the road over accusations of blasphemy. The tragic event unfolded in Madyan, a picturesque hill station in Swat that attracts many tourists during the summer.

The victim, a tourist from Punjab province’s Sialkot, was initially beaten by the mob after being accused of blasphemy. The situation escalated when police authorities arrested the tourist and took him into custody. Despite this, the mob stormed the Madyan police station, set it on fire, dragged the tourist’s body outside, and set it ablaze in the middle of the road. The violence erupted after announcements were made in the local market claiming the man had committed blasphemy.

“Announcements were heard from mosques, calling on people to come out and reach the Madyan police station,” said a local resident. Swat District Police Officer (DPO) Zahidullah confirmed, “People then set fire to the police station and a police vehicle, while the accused was burnt alive.”

An investigation has been launched to determine the facts of the incident. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case in Pakistan. Last month, a mob in Punjab’s Sargodha attacked multiple houses, broke windows, and set household belongings on fire over allegations of Quran desecration. A Christian man severely injured in the attack later died in a hospital in Rawalpindi.

These repeated incidents raise significant concerns about the state of democracy and law enforcement in Pakistan. We pose the question to our readers: Do you believe democracy still persists in Pakistan?

A tourist in Pakistan’s Swat was lynched and burned alive by an Islamist mob over a blasphemy allegation, even after being taken into police custody.

 



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