Pakistani police have arrested a Muslim cleric accused of leading a mob who tried to kill a Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Koran.
Police rescued the Christians from the crowd near the eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, a relatively unusual intervention in a country where those accused of blasphemy are often lynched on the spot.
Police officer Sohail Zaffar Chattha said the cleric leading the mob demanded that police arrest the couple and charge them with blasphemy against Islam.
“I told him I would not register a case because no blasphemy has been committed,” Mr Chattha said.
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