RAWALPINDI – A disturbing incident has come to light in Rawalpindi where a man was seen desecrating the Bible, the sacred text of the Christian faith. The act was captured in a video that quickly spread on Twitter, leading to public outrage.
The Rawalpindi police, in response to the video, took swift action, tracing and arresting the suspect. They have assured the public that the individual will face “exemplary punishment” after a comprehensive investigation.
Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer, Syed Khurram Ali, confirmed the arrest and mentioned that the suspect would be presented in court the following day to initiate the interrogation process. The case has been registered at the Morgah police station, invoking Section 298 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which addresses the deliberate intent to harm religious sentiments.
Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Naveed Aslam, who lodged the complaint, stated that he came across the video on social media, which clearly showed the individual showing disrespect towards Christianity and the Bible.
Prominent figures, including PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, have condemned the act. Iqbal highlighted the teachings of Islam, which emphasize respect for all beliefs, and called on society to collectively eliminate such behavior.
This incident follows a previous event in August where a mob attacked Christian establishments in Jaranwala, Faisalabad, over alleged blasphemy claims.