Islamabad, Sept. 30 (PTI): A group of men who damaged a temple during a recent protest in Karachi against an anti-Islam film have been charged under Pakistan’s blasphemy law.
Nine men, including Maulvi Habibur Rehman, have been named in the complaint regarding the ransacking of the Sri Krishna Bhagwan Mandir in the Gulshan-e-Maymar area during the protests against the film Innocence Of Muslims on September 21.
Police said Section 295-A of the law was used to register a case against some men. The section covers “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs”.
“The case has been registered because the law is the same for everyone no matter which religion or creed he belongs to,” station house officer of Gulshan-e-Maymar police station Jaffer Baloch said.