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Doctor booked on blasphemy charges in Gujrat

Doctor booked on blasphemy charges in Gujrat

GUJRAT: Police booked a senior doctor under Section 295-A after some activists of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) accused him of blasphemy.

The case against the doctor was registered with the Civil Lines police on the report of Hafiz Abdul Rehman, an activist of TLP.

Tehreek activists staged a demonstration on Friday demanding the suspect be booked under Section 295-C. The doctor was yet to be arrested.

Earlier, the administration had referred the complaint to the ulema committee comprising senior clerics of the district peace committee to probe the matter. The committee recorded statements of the suspect and students of the paramedical school, who had alleged the doctor committed blasphemy during a Quran translation class he was conducting.

Only two out of the eight-member committee in their written recommendations had said blasphemy had been committed upon which committee head Qari Saleem Zahid sought registration of the case against the doctor under Section 295-A.




Published in Dawn, November 4th, 2017

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