Two school workers are accused of blasphemy for desecrating the Holy Quran
On 15 April 2023, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against two people working in Government girls’ higher secondary school, EB 66, Arifwala, Punjab.
According to the FIR , sub-inspector police, Abid Hussain received a call from Kashif Nadeem, who informed him that two people working in the school had desecrated the Holy Quran.
When he reached the school there were already several people gathered around.
He said that when he reached the principal’s office, the principal Nasreen Saeed, an education officer and some other people were already investigating Musarrat Bibi, who was working as a naib qasid and Mohammad Sarmad, a gardener. They had both been asked to clean a store room. During the cleaning, they gathered all the rubbish (Paper etc) and later burnt them.
Since they are both illiterate therefore they didn’t know what kind of paper they were burning, and there were some Qurans page in that rubbish.
After taking a statement from the witnesses, the police have registered a case under section 295- B of the blasphemy law against Musarrat Bibi and Mohammad Sarmad and taken them into custody at Police Station Sadar Arifwala Park Pandan.