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    Netizens Condemn Blasphemy Charges Against Hindu Vet in Pakistan

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    Hindus are the largest minority in Pakistan, where blasphemy laws are reportedly often applied without substantiation. Blasphemy against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in particular is punishable by death in the country.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Social media has erupted as a Pakistani Hindu vet has been charged under the blasphemy laws in the country's Sindh Province.

    Internet users have poured out their reactions against the arrest and ensuing incidents of arson and violence against shops and establishments owned by Hindus.

    READ MORE: Violence Erupts After Hindu Vet Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan (PHOTO)

    Ramesh Kumar, the vet, is accused of wrapping medicines in pages torn from the Quran.

    The condemnation on social media was strong.

    Horrible horrible just horrible…condemn this mindless violence. How can you attack My Hindu doctor brother in humanity. PAK PM must stop this compensate and arrest the perpetrators immediately. Stop this madness PLEASE STOP

    One user claimed Pakistan, which was once a nation for all, has degenerated into ‘Blasphemiatan'.

    Some wrote blasphemy laws has been allegedly used to target minorities in Pakistan.

    This mulla must be immediately arrested, Sindh government must not allow this ugly crime of false accusations of blasphemy as it is happening in Punjab.

    According to reports, almost 1,500 have been charged with blasphemy in Pakistan between 1987 and 2016, with punishment for such actions currently ranging from three months in jail and a fine up to a life sentence.

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