Washington, Jul 30 (PTI): In the wake of killing of a Hindu teenager in Pakistan and the arrest of a man from the minority community for allegedly desecrating a holy book, a top US lawmaker has called for immediate changes in the country’s blasphemy laws. Also Read - China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Where CPEC Stands Now?
“Two Sindhi Hindu teenagers shot in Sindh. Another arrested for Blasphemy. Pakistan’s Blasphemy law needs to be changed. Now,” Congressman Brad Sherman yesterday said in a tweet. Also Read - Pakistan Court Sends 3 Accused To Jail in Forced Conversion Case
A Hindu youth was shot dead on Wednesday as communal tension gripped a district in Pakistan’s Sindh province following alleged desecration of a holy book by a man from the minority community who was arrested for blasphemy. Tension ran high in Mehran Samejo village in Ghotki district after a Hindu man, Amar Lal, who was said to be mentally unstable, allegedly desecrated a holy book a day earlier. Also Read - Suspected Militants Lob Grenade at CRPF Party In Srinagar’s Rainawari Area, No Casualty Reported