A young woman mobbed for blasphemy and political fallout of a failing economy: View from Pakistan

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At Lahore’s Ichra Bazaar, a girl wearing a printed dress with Arabic calligraphy was surrounded by a mob that alleged she had committed blasphemy by wearing Quranic verses on her dress. Some shopkeepers and other onlookers defended her saying the word printed was “halwa”. A video doing the rounds on social media shows the girl looking terrified as the crowd of men accuses her of disrespecting the religion of Islam. Before the situation turned violent, however, the police broke up the mob and personally escorted the girl to the police station. News International (February 27) says “The story may be...