Press Esc to close
Thursday 02 July 2015
News updated at 3:00 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

400 Pakistan girls protest over closure of school

Lahore, November 4, 2012, PTI:

Some 400 girls joined a demonstration in this eastern Pakistani city on Saturday to protest the closure of their school by the government after the principal and a teacher were arrested on charges of blasphemy.

The demonstration was held in Karim Park near the historic Lahore Fort. A mob, including activists of hardline and extremist groups like the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, ransacked and torched three buildings of the Farooqi Girls High School in Karim Park on October 31 after some local residents claimed the school staff had insulted Prophet Mohammed.

Police subsequently arrested Asim Farooqi, the school’s principal and owner, and a teacher named Arifa and booked them under the harsh blasphemy law.

According to a police official, a question paper set by the private school’s administration had allegedly contained “indecent” remarks about the Prophet.

The students who participated in Saturday’s protest demanded that the government should immediately reopen their school as their studies were being affected.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523