Ghotki mob getting their punishment is going to be true justice
Recently, after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, a mob of rioters vandalized the school, destroyed three Hindu temples and attacked their houses to the point that Hindus were scared to even come out on the streets. Pakistanis were outraged on behalf of the Hindu minority and many took to social media to seek justice.
Many condemned the actions of the Ghotki mob after they ransack Hindu temples in the area
Disgusted by attacks on #Hindu #Temple & targeting of Professor for #blasphemy in #Ghotki
In the Prophet’s time attacks like this were not permitted!
You can speak out & educate @BBhuttoZardari @BakhtawarBZ @AseefaBZ @SardarMBuxMahar @khalidvonsaleem
— Saima Mohsin (@SaimaMohsin) September 15, 2019
People demanded a proper investigation
Mob ruined school and then destroyed Hindu Temple over the allegation of blasphemy in Ghotki.
Government ought to arrest those ruined Temple and school, no one has right to harm other religious places. And, state must enact a law to stop misuse of blasphemy. 2/2
— Veengas (@VeengasJ) September 15, 2019
Celebrities like Hamza Ali Abbasi also spoke up against the mindset that gave birth to Ghotki mob
#Ghotki As a Muslim, a Pakistani, i m ashamed today & i want to apologise to our Pakistani Hindu community. We all must seek forgiveness from Allah for this atrocity. The time has come to launch an organised ideological effort against this mindset which results in such incidents. pic.twitter.com/XpBivehBxl
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) September 16, 2019
The people of Ghotki united together and came out to support the Hindu minority
People of #Ghokti are giving a hope to their Hindu fellows of the town that they are with them in this time of bigotry and hate. They are peace-marcher standing with original inhabitant of Sindh! Kudos!! https://t.co/t0ILHWcSHF
— Kapil Dev (@KDSindhi) September 16, 2019
And now it looks like justice will finally be served for the Ghotki mob incident
Additional Inspector General of Police Dr. Jamil Ahmed announced that FIRs had been registered against the rioters. 5 rioters have been arrested and the rest are being identified. A total of 200 people are booked for the incident.
Mr. Ahmed gave a bold statement regarding Pakistan’s stance on the abuse of blasphemy law, “this is a warning to all such miscreants that no one will be allowed to challenge the writ of the state,” he said.
Later he took to Twitter to further clarify the situation, further:
Ghotki Police has registered 3 FIRs so far against rioters who indulged in desecration of a temple, damaging a school and other property & blocking NHW yesterday. 61 rioters have been nominated and 5 of them arrested. Remaining 157 unknown hooligans are being identified #Ghotki https://t.co/KR85Sn7LwK
— Addl IGP Dr Jamil Ahmed (@jahmed95) September 16, 2019
Pakistanis lauded the police for doing the good thing, for once
It’s much appreciated to see the blasphemy law applied to everyone equally, regardless of the religion.
Good Job Pakistan, riot mob must be punished harshly.
I read comments on #Ghotki incident, Pakistani Majority supported their minority and no one told them "Go to India if you feel unsafe here" .
Every society hs evil ppl, u judge a society on how that society react to evil. https://t.co/ya2C50jvCK
— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) September 16, 2019
— Shahjhan Malik (@shahjhan_malikk) September 16, 2019
Pakistan has proven that actions speak louder than words by actually taking to task the Ghotki mob
The swift action against the rioters is more significant than any verbal comment made and will hopefully go a long way to set a positive example for the future.
— Karachi Scribes (@KarachiScribes) September 16, 2019
The country has shown that it is trying to make efforts toward better safety for its minorities
Many Pakistanis had demanded that respect should be given to the white- that represents the non-muslims- in the Pakistani flag and with these actions, Pakistan has proven that it will protect its minorities and stand firm against discrimination.
— A Munroe🧢 (@siwelylla) September 16, 2019
Just talked to DPO #Ghotki. Cases against 50 identified culprits hv been registered for riotting and blasphemy under 295/PPC (attacking places of worship).
2 main culprits leading the mob hv also been arrested. Rest are absconding. police is tracing them. Nobody is above the law.
— Rafique Khokhar (@RafiqueAhmedK19) September 16, 2019
It’s important to ensure that blasphemy law is not misused and people are thanking the government for trying to do the right thing
With religion being such a sensitive topic, the word ‘blasphemy’ is enough to cause blind rage. However, it’s up to our authorities to make sure the law is not misused and distorted out of proportion to fulfill negative goals. By arresting these individuals, Pakistan has demonstrated exactly that.
Police registered FIR against 50 rioters for their mischief. Government must ensure that the blasphemy law is not misused by some ignorant people or #NegativeForces working against #Pakistan to help #Endia at this sensitive moment. Pakistan loves its minorities. Night at #Ghotki pic.twitter.com/n7RQyQjHTh
— Unaiza Butt (@UnaizaButt) September 16, 2019
Pakistan is home to many and it will only prosper if all its citizens are given their due rights regardless of race and religion. This step by the authorities to take to task the mob that vandalized Hindu temples is a welcome initiative.
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