Man Accused of Blasphemy Denied Bail for a Fourth Time

April 01, 2013

From the Express Tribune:

Additional District and Sessions Judge Shaukat Kamal Dar on Wednesday dismissed the post-arrest bail petition of a man accused of blasphemy who had already been denied bail three times.

Abdul Shakoor alias Baba Sahib allegedly instructed a follower of his late father, Ghafoor Shah, to recite the kalma but with the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) name substituted with his father’s name. Shakoor is the mutawali, or caretaker, of his father’s shrine.

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