Sputnik News.com ——– By Alisha Rahaman Sarkar———-Mon., Aug. 09/21
The boy has become the youngest ever person to have been charged with blasphemy in Pakistan. Under the Pakistan Penal Code, punishment for blasphemy ranges from a fine to death.
An eight-year-old Hindu boy may face the death penalty after being charged with blasphemy in Pakistan for allegedly urinating inside an Islamic religious school, a madrassa.
While the child has been kept in protective police custody in the eastern part of the country, his family has gone into hiding after a mob attacked a Hindu temple.
The boy was arrested last week on charges of “intentionally urinating on a carpet in the madrassa’s (Islamic religious school) library that housed religious books”, but was later released on bail.
Following his release, a mob of Muslim men set ablaze a temple in the Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab Province, demanding the child be punished.
The federal government had to deploy paramilitary troops to get the situation under control.