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LAHORE, Sept 2: Nishtar Colony police on Monday arrested a woman allegedly for proclaiming herself ‘prophet’ and booked her under blasphemy charges.

Model Town SP (Operations) Tariq Aziz said Salma alias Fatima (40), principal of a private school and wife of Tanveer, a resident of Bahadarabad, started distributing pamphlets in the neighbourhood around 6am on Monday allegedly inscribed with blasphemous remarks and proclaiming herself ‘prophet’.

He said on being informed by some locals of the situation the police took Salma in custody and recorded statements of witnesses.

The SP said a case under Section 295-C (use of derogatory remarks, etc, for the Holy Prophet PBUH) of the Pakistan Penal Code had been registered against the accused on the complaint of Jmaia Masjid Anwar-e-Madina prayer leader Qari Iftikhar Ahmad Raza.

He said the woman had been handed over to the women police for further action.

Aziz said it was premature to declare the accused normal.

He said following the incident locals remained peaceful and no violence was reported.

Comments (3) Closed

Yousaf Sep 03, 2013 04:17pm

If she wants to claim something then let her. Why do we have to be acting like religious police when there are other pressing matters. If we could file charges against Taliban like we do for blasphemy cases then there will be no terrorism. Please get your priorities straight.

kulukkubaba Sep 04, 2013 01:27am

What blasphemy did she commit? Another fake case.

Muhammad Waqas Sep 05, 2013 10:30am

Oh ignorant people, Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) was the last prophet, there would be no prophet after Him. And a women can not be a prophet. So by claiming herself a prophet she committed a blasphemy act. So she should be arrested as police did.