I was sent this piece of news by a friend who writes here. This was reported in the news and on some other blogs as well the day it happened but as is the case in these matters it was quickly silenced due to the nature of its content.
Jagdesh Kumar was a Hindu worker, 27 years old who worked in a Leather factory in the Korangi Industrial area of Karachi. On April 8th 2008 he was accused by his fellow workers of uttering “blasphemous” words against the prophet at 10 am and beaten. He was produced before Ms Naushaba the head of the stitching department who did not come to his aid. His actual crime according to this report is different.
Jagdesh made the cardinal error of falling in love with a “muslim” girl in this factory. This is what he was murdered for, and in full view of two police mobiles with 12 policemen who stood by along with two of the factories managers and a director as the mob beat him with iron rods, hammers and went so far as to puncture his eyes with screwdrivers.
This entire incident was filmed by the CCTV cameras in the factory however only three people have been arrested. It seems that both the police of this city and the representatives of minorities Mr Daya Ram are hell bent on sacrificing this young mans life to preserve peace in the area. Members of extreme religious groups are involved in this murder. I demand that these religious groups either stop persecuting members of innocent minorities on the basis of fake charges, or stop raising hue and cry around the world when Islam is maligned to be a religion which is soaked in Blood!
We call our religion one that means “peace” and in the same breath we go around killing people on the behest of them uttering blasphemous things against the Prophet. When such things were said in his lifetime about Muhammad he advised his followers to turn the other cheek, but no our militant groups today demand blood, they wear these incidents like badges of pride. I wonder how they sleep at night?
Nothing could be further from Islam. No wonder the whole religion is under scathing attacks from every tom, dick and harry thanks to intolerant assholes like these. We have more than our share of them alright. I feel sorry for Jagdesh for he become a victim of maniacs that should be hanged for this
Really sad!! Every literate person feels the blow when such shameful acts of persecution happen. Everyone wails of these intolerant so called “muslims”, but my question is what are we doing to counter and stop them? And secondly these people are not muslims. Please do not insult muslims by calling these maniacs as muslims. The fact that they were born as muslims does not vindicate their faith. They were not muslims to commit this nefarioous act in the first place and now they are murderers.
Faisal – I was stunned by your post title before I ever read your post. Lynching is a horrific part of my country’s past. The analogy resonates painfully to what has happened in your country. Mob violence for any cause is reprehensible. And the police watched! The same thing happened in my country’s shameful lynching past. Your extreme religious groups match our supremisist Klansmen – who still exist, sadly. Ideology is dangerous – it kills. Oh yes it kills. The poor man.
MY DEAR FRIENDS,
THIS IS THE AGONY OF OUR COUNTRY MUSLIM GETTING MAD THEY FORGET REAL SPIRIT OF ISLAM THEY R FOLLOWING ILLITRATE AND SICK PEOPLE OF THE WORLD NO BODY OPEN IS EYES FOR HUMITARIAN MATTERS ONLY GOD COULD CHANGE OUR PEOPLE WE ARE VERY VERY WORST KIND OF PEOPLE
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