Skip to comments.Eight-year-old Hindu boy becomes youngest person charged with blasphemy in Pakistan
Posted on 08/10/2021 1:14:57 AM PDT by Cronos
An eight-year-old Hindu boy is being held in protective police custody in east Pakistan after becoming the youngest person ever to be charged with blasphemy in the country.
The boy’s family is in hiding and many of the Hindu community in the conservative district of Rahim Yar Khan, in Punjab, have fled their homes after a Muslim crowd attacked a Hindu temple after the boy’s release on bail last week. Troops were deployed to the area to quell any further unrest.
On Saturday, 20 people were arrested in connection with the temple attack.
The boy is accused of intentionally urinating on a carpet in the library of a madrassa, where religious books were kept, last month. Blasphemy charges can carry the death penalty.
....Speaking from an undisclosed location, a member of the boy’s family told the Guardian: “He [the boy] is not even aware of such blasphemy issues and he has been falsely indulged in these matters. He still doesn’t understand what his crime was and why he was kept in jail for a 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.”
...Ramesh Kumar, a lawmaker and head of the Pakistan Hindu Council, said: “The attack on the temple and blasphemy allegations against the eight-year-old minor boy has really shocked me. More than a hundred homes of the Hindu community have been emptied due to fear of attack.”
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Oh FFS, and they’re going to kill the kid or at least a member of his family for this. Those people go the bathroom everywhere, that kid didn’t know NOT to do that at a madrassa—and it’s not even a mosque. Morons.
they will kill his entire community of hundreds of Hindus
Welcome to the 7th Century.
Yet another reason my tagline is what it is.
Because it’s a peaceful, friendly religion?
All this, over a piss?
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