QUETTA: Enraged people blocked the main road in the Nawan Killi area near Quetta in protest against the desecration of the pages of the Holy Quran on Wednesday.

Police registered a case against unidentified culprits after burnt copies and pages of the Holy Quran were found in a nullah. The prayer leader of a nearby mosque brought burnt pages and copies of the Holy Quran to the police station.

The protest continued till late in the night. The local administration has deployed a heavy contingent of police and Frontier Corps to meet any untoward situation.

“We are trying to identify the elements involved in the monstrous crime through CCTV cameras installed in the area,” a senior police officer said, adding that the suspects would be arrested soon.

Meanwhile, leaders of various religious organisations and minority groups condemned the incident and demanded action against those involved.

Published in Dawn, July 14th, 2022

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