Extremist Mob in Pakistan lynches Sri Lankan Man over ‘blasphemy’

MR. Kumara allegedly tore a poster of the ‘Tehreek-e-Labbaik’ Party (TLP) in which Quranic verses were inscribed. He threw it in the dustbin.

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New Delhi: A Sri Lankan executive of a garment factory was lynched to death and his body was burnt by supporters of an Islamic party who attacked the facility in Pakistan’s Punjab province over blasphemy allegations Friday, as per the Lahore police statement.

The man was named Priyantha Kumara, aged 40s. he was working as general manager of the garment factory in Sialkot, 100 KM away from Lahore.
Police told media, “Mr. Kumara allegedly tore a poster of the ‘Tehreek-e-Labbaik’ Party (TLP) in which Quranic verses were inscribed. He threw it in the dustbin. The poster of the Islamist party was pasted on the wall adjoining the office of Kumara. A couple of factory workers saw him removing the poster and later attacked in the factory.”
The event shook Asia and raised questions on Pakistan’s Conduct with Foreigners. As the event passed, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan condemned the killing and said he was personally overseeing the investigations and that those guilty would be punished.
He tweeted, “The horrific vigilante attack on a factory in Sialkot and the burning alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan.” Pakistan has strict ‘sharia laws’, You cannot go against Islam. It can lead to the death penalty. Whereas, TLP is famous for such rioting and Killings in Pakistan. A few days, ago TLP, rioted in Lahore for bail of their leaders.

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