New Delhi: Riots broke out in Sindh province of Pakistan after a mob attacked a school principal –who belonged to the minority Hindu community over allegations of blasphemy. The mob also vandalised a temple in the region.
Reports claimed that protests erupted in Ghotki district following an FIR by Abdul Aziz Rajput, a student’s father who claimed that the principal of Sindh Public School had committed blasphemy.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan shared a video of protesters breaking the infrastructure of the school. “Alarming reports of accusations of blasphemy in Ghotki and the outbreak of mob violence,” the rights organisation said in a tweet.
Farrukh Lanjar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghokti said that police were controlling the law and order situation in the area. Sukkur Additional IGP Jamil Ahmed confirmed the worrying developments in a tweet, saying that police were “trying to deal with a serious situation”.
“Yes we are trying to deal with a serious situation in a cool, calculated, impartial and professional manner. Moderate and educated sections of society must fully support our earnest efforts to do justice and maintain peace in Ghotki, please,” the senior officer said.
(With agency inputs)