An unnamed Hindu boy, 8, has come under the rageful spotlight of Pakistani Muslims, after he allegedly urinated in the library section of an Islamic school.
It was gathered that he peed on the rug where Islamic books are kept.
The kid has been taken tino protective custody and his family have reportedly gone into hiding after the news came to the fore.
Muslims marched on a nearby Hindu temple to protest the deed, as the boy now faces charges of blasphemy according to Islamic law.
Consequently, members of the Hindu community in the area fled their homes in fear of persecution by the enraged Muslims.
According to the Guardian, the Hindu temple was burned down.
“He is not even aware of such blasphemy issues and he has been falsely indulged in these matters. He still doesn’t understand what his crime was and why he was kept in jail for a week,” a family member told the Guardian.
“We have left our shops and work, the entire community is scared and we fear backlash. We don’t want to return to this area. We don’t see any concrete and meaningful action will be taken against the culprits or to safeguard the minorities living here.”
India and Pakistan share a common border and have always been at loggerheads with each other, since the time of Gandhi. In fact, political squabbles that resulted in the death of Gandhi and the subsequent formation of Pakistan.