Man awarded life term over blasphemy


ADDITIONAL District and Sessions Judge Hamid Hussain on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to a man on the charges of desecration of the Holy Quran. The convict, Amin, had burnt the Holy Quran in his house in 2007. After the incident, one of his neighbors, Naseer Ahmed, registered an FIR with the South Cantt Police Station on October 13, 2007. After registration of the FIR, police probed into the matter and submitted challan before the court.

During the proceedings, Amin rejected the charge against him; however, five prosecution witnesses submitted their statements against him.