Blasphemy allegations: Lahore school principal remanded, bail rejected

The Express Tribune:

LAHORE: A court on Saturday refused bail to the principal of a school caught in a blasphemy row over a piece of homework allegedly containing derogatory references to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

Asim Farooqi, 77, was remanded in custody for 14 days on charges of blasphemy despite arguing he had no direct part in the case.

One of his teachers, Arfa Iftikhar, was forced into hiding after a furious mob stormed Farooqi Girls’ High School in Lahore over a piece of homework she set.

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Categories: Asia, Blasphemy, Pakistan

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