Disgracing Sikh’s turban: Five blasphemy accused get bail in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) A Pakistani court has granted bail to the five accused who were arrested on blasphemy charges on the complaint of a Sikh youth for publicly disgracing his turban.
Mahinder Pall Singh said six attackers publicly disgraced his turban and humiliated him for complaining about a bus that broke down while he was travelling from Faisalabad to Multan city in Punjab province.
Investigation Officer Abdul Sattar on Tuesday said bail was granted to Baqir Ali, Rashid Gujjar, Faiz Alam, Shakeel and Sodagar who were arrested on April 30, Dawn online reported.
According to Singh, the accused were booked under the sections dealing with bailable offences and “desecration of a worship place”.
“I am not a worship place but a citizen of Pakistan having Sikh faith and attackers have disgraced one of my religious symbols. Police should have added 295/A which deals with non-bailable offence with maximum penalty of 10 year imprisonment,” Singh said.