Blasphemy accused arrested in Faisalabad

LAHORE, (MANEND NEWS): A woman was accused of blasphemy and subsequently arrested after videos of her went viral wherein she claimed that her sister was a ‘prophet who received holy revelations’.

According to the first information report (FIR) registered at the Nishatabad police station in Faisalabad, the police received information that a mob had gathered outside the woman’s residence.

Police personnel reached the location and learned that the accused was living in the house and claimed that her sister – who lives in a posh Lahore locality– claimed to be a ‘prophet’ and had ‘revelations’.

The primary accused and her husband ‘bore witness to the claims’ and supported the woman.

In a video now viral on social media, the woman claims that there her sister was under “spiritual tutelage” for seven years.

She further claimed that her sister offered 50 prayers every day, similar to those offered on the Night of Ascension, and had received “revelations”

The police also detained the woman’s spouse for supporting his wife and sister-in-law.

Local people, especially workers of a religious party, demanded the arrest of the woman and a mob gathered outside her Faisalabad residence.

City Police Officer (CPO) Faisalabad Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi, while addressing the charged mob, said belief in the finality of Prophethood and the protection of that belief was the “goal of his life”. He assured the mob that the “cursed” woman and others involved in the matter would be brought to justice in accordance with the law.

The woman, who claims to be the ‘prophet’, is said to be a resident of Lahore and has not been informed about any action against her.

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