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Police save woman wearing Arabic printed shirt from angry mob in Lahore

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Police save woman wearing Arabic printed shirt from angry mob in Lahore

In a recent incident in Lahore’s Ichhra Bazaar, a woman was rescued by the police from a charged mob accusing her of blasphemy for wearing a printed shirt with Arabic script. The woman, accompanied by her husband, sought refuge in a nearby shop as the crowd grew angry.

The woman was encircled and harassed by the crowd, believing that the design on her shirt contained ‘holy verses’, which they deemed blasphemous. Fortunately, the Pakistan Punjab Police, led by ASP Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi, arrived at the scene and took the woman into custody to protect her from the crowd.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that the design on the shirt did not feature holy verses, and the woman, who chose to remain anonymous, stated that she had no intention to offend anyone’s sentiments. She was later released by the police after the misunderstanding was clarified.

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The incident serves as a reminder of the sensitivity surrounding blasphemy accusations in Pakistan and the importance of verifying information before taking action. The woman’s ordeal highlights the dangers individuals may face due to misunderstandings and misconceptions, underscoring the need for tolerance and understanding in society.

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