Mob justice: Alleged blasphemer lynched in front of police


In an appalling incident of mob justice, a man was lynched for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran in a village in Dadu district of Sindh on Friday. More alarming is the fact that the unidentified man was burnt to death right in front of the police inside the local police station.

The man was accused of burning copies of the Holy Quran at Memon mosque in Seeta village. According to the prayer leader of the mosque, Usman Memon, the man appeared to be a traveller who stayed at the mosque for a night.

“He offered Isha prayers [on Thursday] and spent the night here. When we [worshippers] came to the mosque for Fajr prayers, we found charred copies of the Holy Quran,” Memon told Sindh Express.

The worshippers suspected the unidentified lodger was responsible for the desecration since he was alone at the mosque.  “We handed him over to the Rajo Dero police and lodged an FIR against him,” said Memon.

However, as word spread across the village, residents started gathering at the police station. Once the mob gathered strength, they overpowered the police officials posted at the station and took the accused into custody. Reportedly, they thrashed him before setting him on fire.

Written By: Walidad Chandio
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  1. “This verse of the Quran (6:108) makes it plain that it is not the task of the
    believers to establish “media watch” offices and hunt for anyone
    involved in acts of defamation of the Prophet, and then plan for their
    killing, whatever the cost.”

    So let’s hope the perpetrators are caught and charged.

  2.  “Arab Scientists have invented a time travel device, which can transport
    an entire county back to the 7th century. They’re calling it Islam. “

    Apparently it even works in non-Arabic nations.

  3. Desecrating a copy of the Quran is punishable by imprisonment in some countries (life imprisonment in Pakistan, according to Article 295-B of the Penal Code) and has been punishable by death in Afghanistan, Somalia and Pakistan.[3][4] 

    Plain, yes

  4. One would expect fewer misunderstandings to arise from a book that was allegedly inspired by an all-knowing entity. More clarification about the significant issues, if you know what I mean!

  5. Remember that most of these people can’t read, especially not arabic. Most Muslims can recite the verses without any idea what they are actually saying.

  6. ‘Media watch’ is not in the Koran, having to wear the veil is not in the Koran, death for apostasy is not in the Koran, shooting children, especially if they dare to want an education, not in the Koran, killing vaccination nurses also not in the Koran together with the many, many, many other day-to-day ever new atrocities – not in the Koran.  Is this rogue country even following the Koran?  
    Negligence of the police, however, and in fact, of the whole political system, obviously – in the Koran. 

  7. This sounds so much like the guy was framed. The cops need to have a closer look at the person who discovered the ashes.

  8. Ah, the religion of peace and love.

    But how did they know it was this chap?

    Oh no. I forgot, he was a travelling stranger, so he must have done it!

  9. “Ah, the religion of peace and love”

    Not so much peace and love, per se, just peace and tolerance. The offender didn’t show tolerance of the holy book and now he’ll leave the offended ones in peace. It’s all very logical, you see.

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