Khairpur professor detained over alleged blasphemy

Sandra Loyd

A professor of Khairpur’s Shah Abdul Latif University was apprehended over alleged blasphemy charges by regional cops here on Wednesday.

According to regional media reports, Professor Sajid Soomro, who is likewise understood for authoring books on Sindhi-Mohajir unity, was apprehended from his house in Ali Murad Mohalla by police officers who showed up by the lots in a minimum of 4 paddy wagons.

Eyewitnesses stated that Soomro had actually locked himself inside his house and made calls to loved ones and pals, notifying them of the scenario, while cops cordoned off the location.

“Dozens of police officials were present to arrest him. We were shocked to see the police rush to arrest a university professor in this manner,” Soomro’s pal and Khairpur Bar Association Joint Secretary Advocate Fayaz Khamisani informed a regional news outlet.

“The allegations are very serious,” specified Khamisani, discussing that Area 295- A of the Pakistan Penal Code, discussed in the FIR versus Soomro, was non-bailable. “We have to check if the police sought permission from the home department before registering this FIR.”

Activist and legal representative Sattar Zangejo, another pal of Soomro’s, stated that such claims would make matters challenging for numerous activists looking for to highlight concerns in society.

Surprisingly, Zangejo discussed that Soomro, a couple of months back, had actually entered into a tussle with Ahmed Solangi, another member of literary organisation Sindhi Adabi Sangat.

Condemning Soomro’s arrest and the charges versus him, activists, authors and members of civil society required that the Sindh federal government start a questions into the registration of such a case versus a university instructor.

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