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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hindu boy's killing leads to protest in Pak

Islamabad, April 12: Asking Pakistan government to protect all citizens irrespective of their faith, scores of people demonstrated against the recent killing of a Hindu worker in a Karachi factory by his colleagues, who had accused him of passing blasphemous remarks about Prophet Mohammed.

Jagdish Kumar, a 22-year-old worker at a leather factory in Karachi, was killed on Tuesday by his colleagues after he allegedly passed blasphemous remarks during a debate on religion.

Asghar Ali Narejo, Chairman of the NGO Council for All Under-privileged Segments Eminence, and Zeeshan Leghari, a local leader of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, led the protest on Friday outside the press club in Mirpurkhas, Kumar's hometown.

Organisations that participated in the protest include Jeay Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. The protesters carried banners and placards and called on the government to take strict measures to end religious extremism and to order an impartial inquiry into the killing of Kumar. They also urged the government to take appropriate measures to protect all citizens, irrespective of their faith.

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