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Sunday , October 20 2019

3 held over attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan

Pakistani police say they have arrested three people after a mob of angry Muslims ransacked a Hindu temple over the weekend and damaged a school and several homes belonging to the minority community in the southwestern town of Ghotki.

The attack followed accusations that a Hindu school principal had insulted the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). District police chief Jamil Ahmed said Monday the principal, Notan Lal, is being investigated on blasphemy charges. Ahmed says Lal has denied the charges. Blasphemy carries the death penalty under the law in Muslim-majority Pakistan. (AP)

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