A disturbing video of a foreign factory manager being burned on the allegations of blasphemy in Sialkot, Pakistan has been making the rounds. The foreign factory manager from Sri Lanka has succumbed to his injuries, says the latest reports.
Video of people raising loud slogans following the incident has been circulating on social media. The man was allegedly burnt alive by a factory employee. He was working in a sportswear manufacturing factory.
The incident has incited furor among social media users who are condemning the incident. They are urging the state officials to take action against the culprits and take measures to control the rising religious intolerance in Pakistan.
“A video from Sialkot is circulating in WhatsApp groups, in which a foreigner factory manager has been lynched by a mob for alleged blasphemy it’s shocking the way they are celebrating after @fawadchaudhry u should look into it & make sure that culprits should be behind the bars,” wrote one social media user on Twitter.
The amount of radicalisation and intolerance that has transgressed into the society can be very well measured by what happened in Sialkot – Absolutely horrific – Our heads should hang in shame. #Pakistan
— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) December 3, 2021
سیالکوٹ؛وزیرآباد روڈ پر نجی فیکٹریوں کے ورکرز نے توہین مذہب کا الزام لگا کر ایک فیکٹری کے غیر مسلم غیر ملکی ایکسپورٹ مینیجر کو تشدد کرکے قتل کیا اور پھر آگ لگادی pic.twitter.com/bNAd0aeTPL
— Ghazanfar Abbas (@ghazanfarabbass) December 3, 2021
Don't see a way back from the carnage unleashed by weaponising blasphemy. Likely to see more such horrific incidents in the run-up to the next election.
— Umair Javed (@umairjav) December 3, 2021
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“We work on shortcuts (jugaarh) – on everything!! We have been even brainwashed for a shortcut to the heavens too. Hopeless!!!,” wrote another user.
Intolerance prevailing in Pakistan
According to the unconfirmed media reports, the senior manager of Rajco Industry tore off a paper with the words Labbaik Ya Hussain. Factory workers Talha, Furhan complained & decided on the spot to kill the Sri Lankan national.
“The amount of radicalization and intolerance that has transgressed into the society can be very well measured by what happened in Sialkot – Absolutely horrific – Our heads should hang in shame,” wrote journalist Anas Malik while expressing his views on the incident.
This is not the first incident of mob violence against alleged suspects of blasphemy. Several incidents of a violent mob beating the suspects to death have been reported in various cities of Pakistan.
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Citizens have been urging the government again to make effective laws to control the trend of rising mob justice and violence in Pakistan.