We have yet another atrocity by religious protesters responding to a rumor that a Hindu had desecrated the Koran. These Muslim protesters than had no qualms over burning down a sacred Hindu temple in protesting a possible act of blasphemy. Last December, we saw a similar riot following a rumor involving a Koran.
Local Muslims expressed their outrage in the Larkana district after a rumor speed that Sangeet Kumar, 42, had torn out pages of Islam’s holy book and tossed them down on the street from the roof of his home. They responded to an act of alleged blasphemy with an even greater act of religious violence and desecration. The arsonists came from a local Islamic seminary.
Police had to grab Kumar before he was killed by the mob. However, while it took almost a half of an hour to even break down the temple door and the arsonists acted openly, no one was arrested for the atrocity. Yet, Deputy Inspector General of Larkana Khadim Rind announced that “Sanjeet Kumar has been accused of desecrating the holy book by the locals. The accused is in our custody.”
So the alleged tearing out of the pages of the Koran is enough for an arrest but the burning down of a Hindu temple is not?