Pakistan mob kills university student over alleged blasphemy

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Police in Pakistan say a mob has killed a university student over alleged blasphemy.

The management has also claimed that a probe was called on as Khan and two friends had a debate with other students earlier Thursday about his religious views which became so heated that teachers had to lock him in a room for his safety. "We have law and orders placed in the country - no one can prove if Mashal did commit blasphemy", an eyewitness, who wished to stay anonymous out of fear of being attacked, said.

59 people were arrested from the University for their suspected after which the university was temporarily closed.

Crime scene video showed dozens of men near the dorm throwing objects at a body on the ground.

Malala said individuals (numerous Muslims and Pakistanis) gripe about the nearness of Islamophobia in the West and that the western countries were "defaming our names".

Meanwhile civil society in Peshawar held a protest against Mashal murder and demanded exemplary punishment for killers who are students and employees of University where Mashal used to study.

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Mohammad Yousaf said blasphemy can not be condoned but no one will be allowed to take the law into their hands.

A mob of university students first surrounded Abdullah and forced him to recite verses from the Quran.

Sharif said he had been left "deeply saddened" at the student's murder by the "insensitive mob".

Blasphemy remains a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan and despite the law, many have been killed by angry mobs without being given a chance to appear before court. At least 65 people have been murdered by vigilantes over blasphemy allegations since 1990, according to recent think-tank report.

The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged that all those involved in the murder of Mashal Khan be brought to justice.

The deceased was identified as Mashal Khan, a student at the Journalism and Mass Communication department, Dawn reported.

"This was not quite recently the memorial service of Mashal Khan, it was the burial service of the message of our religion Islam", the worldwide young ladies' training advocate said.

He said that the police had been ordered to arrest those responsible for the murder.



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