SINDHI: Police in Pakistan’s Sindh province booked at least 218 people for vandalising properties, including a temple, after a Hindu principal was booked on charges of alleged blasphemy.
Ghotki police registered three cases against the rioters.
In the first case, an FIR was filed against 45 people under various sections of the the Pakistan Penal Code.
In the second case, an FIR was lodged against 150 (27 identified and 123 unidentified) people for blocking roads.
And in the third case, an FIR pertaining to rioting and theft was filed against 23 people which includes 12 identified and 11 unidentified.
Furious mob staged a protest in Ghotki town of Sindh on Saturday after an FIR was filed against Notal Mal, belonging to the minority Hindu community, by Abdul Aziz Rajput, who alleged the principal had committed blasphemy by his anti-Islam remarks, Dawn reported.
Following this, protesters took to the streets on Sunday and demanded the arrest of the principal and issued a call for a shutter-down strike.