Muslim scholars in Pakistan say the Sialkot lynching of Sri Lankan Priyantha Kumara over “unsubstantiated blasphemy accusations” is not permissible.
A mob in Sialkot, Pakistan brutally murdered Priyantha Kumara over alleged blasphemy.
The Pakistan Dawn Newspaper said a “day of condemnation” was observed in mosques across Pakistan yesterday.
The religious leaders in the country emphasized that all sections of society had to come out against the extremist mindset and extremist thinking.
In their Friday sermons, religious leaders said the whole country agreed on punishment to the perpetrators of the “Sialkot tragedy.”
They said taking the law into one’s hands is not permissible according to Sharia and law of the land.
Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, Special Representative of the Pakistan Prime Minister on Religious Harmony said the lynching of the Lankan had embarrassed the entire nation.
He said elements involved in making blasphemy allegations for their vested objectives would also be punished under the blasphemy law.