Sargodha, Pakistan: Fear of Reprisals over Blasphemy Allegation

Fear has gripped residents of a predominantly Christian neighborhood in an eastern Pakistan city as Muslim mobs threatened to attack them for alleged blasphemy against Islam.

Sunday masses were cut short and police were deployed to guard Maryam Town in Sargodha in Punjab province on July 16, after a local Muslim allegedly found a piece of paper with caricatures and comments insulting Prophet Muhammad and his wife Aisha.

Police said the paper was found near the man’s house and contained a handwritten note from “an unknown soldier of Maryam Town.”

Source: UCANews

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