Whoever committed blasphemy would not escape clutches of law: IHC

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court on Monday has stated that it will be ensured that whoever has committed the shameful act of blasphemy, would not escape the clutches of law.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui said, media couldn’t be allowed to sell the honor of Holy Prophet (PBUH) beside selling news. He was hearing the case filed against the blasphemous material present on social media site.

During proceeding of the case, Director Federal Investigation Agency Mazharul Haq told the court that nine sites are being reported, including those three which were reported earlier.  Facebook administration was also being contacted to block sacrilegious content, said FIA.

He also said that stakeholder conference is also organized following the matter and people are also asked to cooperate with FIA by reporting blasphemous material.

Justice Siddiqui also said that some anchors and journalists were having issues relating to the verdict; he added, “they are also rising objections over my tears,”. He said that he would never allow to sell the honor of the prophet (PBUH) and related law beside vending news.

He also instructed authorities to ensure it that no innocent would be booked under blasphemy law.

Petitioner Salman Shahid has filed petition in the Islamabad High Court through his counsel Tariq Asad, alleging that blasphemy was being committed through certain pages on social media by five bloggers, including Professor Salman Haider, Ahmed Waqas Goraya, Asim Saeed, Samar Abbas and Ahmed Raza Naseer who had created pages such as ‘Bhainsa’ ‘Mochi’ and ‘Roshni.’

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