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Court in Bangladesh detains teacher for blasphemous comments

DHAKA: A law court has imprisoned two teachers in southern Bangladesh for making insulting annotations about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him).

Magistrate Anwar Parvez told The Associated Press the incident started when students at Hijla High School in Bagerhat district protested that the assistant teacher of a science class on Sunday sacked the Holy Quran as the word of Allah and said there was no heaven.

Parvez said Tuesday that a mob including students, parents and villagers attacked the teachers who belonged to a small Hindu community with sticks, forcing them to lock themselves in a room until police intervened.

The judge said the assistant teacher beseeched mortified to openly impertinent to a religion, and both he and the school’s head teacher were then punished to six months behind bars.

Baaghi TV earlier reported that an Islamic court sentenced a Nigerian pastor to death by hanging for offending the Prophet Muhammad in the northern city of Kano.

Abdul Nyass was sentenced after a trial held in mystery to keep away from challenges.

Five of his devotees were additionally sentenced to death a year ago.

These are the first capital punishments for impiety passed on by a Nigerian Sharia court – the sentence has been conveyed for different offences, for example, infidelity however none has been completed.