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Attack on Hindu Temple: Social media calls to protect Hindu community

Dissing the extremist propaganda, the sober social media stands in unity with the Hindu community, calling for a discourse on blasphemy laws. Muslims in Ghotki gathered to protect a Hindu temple from mob

Ghotki

Social media has expressed furor following the vandalizing of a Hindu temple in Ghotki, a small city in interior Sindh, after blasphemy accusations against a Hindu principal. Aghast on the appalling Ghotki incident alarmed social media made calls for the authorities to take immediate action against transgressors to protect the Hindu community.

Arrest Mian Mathu!

Netizens stress the government to arrest Mian Mathu, a prime accused in the Ghotki incident. Mian Mahtu is a local cleric notorious for his extremist outlook against religious minorities, especially the Hindu community. He is been charged in several cases for abducting Hindu girls and marrying them off to Muslim boys after conversion to Islam.

 

The Ghotki incident ensued a discourse on the blasphemy laws on social media and how to protect the minorities from being unduly persecuted under blasphemy laws.

Several PTI legislatures including Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and Dewan Sachal dismissed the speculations and distanced themselves from Mian Mathu

Few of the social media users pointed to the failure of the authorities in maintaining peace in the society, asserted that violent mob burning the school and a Hindu temple tantamount to undermining the writ of the law enforcement agencies.

Social media expressed immense solidarity with the Hindu community and stated that Pakistan was created on the principles of protection and safety of minorities.

 

PTI or PPP: Who is responsible?

A mammoth of social media users slammed the political parties Pakistan People’s Party, a ruling party in the region and Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf for providing support to Mian Mathu. PTI was censured on social media after Mian Mathu’s pictures with PM Khan circulated on social media following the Ghotki incident.

Several PTI legislatures including Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and Dewan Sachal dismissed the speculations and distanced themselves from Mian Mathu. Sachal maintained that Mian Mathu attempted to join PTI but was refused party ticket. Fawad Chaudhry also made similar assertions added that PM Khan denied him party membership for his extremist ideology.

Hindu-Muslim Unity

Pictures were afloat on social media, which showed a large number of Muslim men in Ghotki turned up to protect the Hindu community.

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Pictures shared by a few journalists on social media showed a group of Muslim men gathered in a Hindu temple to protect it from a violent mob.

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