Murder most foul

The murder of factory worker, Jagdesh, who was attacked and killed by his colleagues on April 8 in Korangi Industrial Area may have been done in the presence of the police who did nothing to stop this from happening, eye witnesses told The News.

Jagdesh Kumar was murdered on suspicion that he had uttered blasphemous words, in the process enraging his fellow workers who beat him to death.

When contacted, the Korangi Police denied this allegation but did not give any details. After the death of Jagdesh, a Hindu by faith, the police registered FIR 268/08 under section 302 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code against “unknown persons.” The case is registered at the Korangi Police Station. However, till the filing of this report, no arrest has been made despite the fact that the murder took place in a crowded factory area in full view of several workers.

(The News.)

18 Comments so far

  1. IUnknown (iunknown) on April 12th, 2008 @ 9:53 pm

    nicely done fellows!
    very deserving.

  2. mqpasta on April 13th, 2008 @ 1:21 am

    can any one tell us how many FIR exists for ‘unknown persons’?

  3. khanabadosh on April 13th, 2008 @ 2:18 am


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 13th, 2008 @ 10:38 am

    I wish we can have a Parsi minority person in Indian medua as well who can write against violence on Indian (minority)Muslims as well who are killed even they say nothing against Hindu’s infinite bahgwans.

    But then other moment I realize that minority in India follow a religion called "Islam" which is not acceptable for others.

  5. bozz on April 13th, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    Classic case of Pakistani version of Islamic justice, present day Islamic intolerance especially in Pakistan and the apparent twisted mind set of the populace.

  6. IUnknown (iunknown) on April 13th, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    very right @adnan. Most of These burget ppl who write comments and posts here have nothing to do wid islam rather than namaz and roza.

    They treat every thing else as terrorism :D

  7. IUnknown (iunknown) on April 13th, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

    u need to iimmediately press browesr stop button as page will load in adv. after loading the pics.

  8. kabirdas on April 14th, 2008 @ 2:21 am

    1. This was a most disgraceful act of which we all should be ashamed of ourselves.
    2. I am more ashamed of those who have have written above comments in support of this most despicable act.
    3. If this is what Islam teaches then I am ashamed of calling myself a muslim.
    4. We muslims, particularly the muslims of this land of the pures (read impures), are the hpocrites of the highest order.
    5. No wonder the rest of the world treats us with such contempt.
    6. Shame on you so called muslims (those who committed the act and those who support it). You are disgrace to humanity. You are nothing more than subhumans ! Call me what you will. I do not want to be part of you bigots.
    7. Jagdesh Ram, my fellow human being, please forgive us for we know not any better. Your crime, if at all it was any crime, could no way have been worse than the crime we have commited against you and against humanity. I don’t know you from Adam but you will live in my memory. I will avenge your death in whatever way I could. I will write to expose the hypocrisy of Pakistani muslims and their blasphemy law.
    8. Oh, Allah save me from your followers.

  9. balma on April 14th, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

    Amazing comments by Adnan Siddiqi and Iunknown.
    We don’t need colleges in Pakistan. It does not make a difference.

  10. kabirdas on April 14th, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

    Ref: balma April 14th, 2008 7:30 pm
    ‘Amazing may not be the right word for their comments. Appaling is more like it. Don’t blame Pakistani colleges for their warped thinking. They might not have been to one. May be they are the product of some Maddrassa. But then it may be unfair to generalize and blame all Maddrassas for instilling this kind of thinking in their students. May be there are some who do teach their students: Kill in the name of Allah.

  11. balma on April 14th, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

    ACtually, I agree with you.
    The old Madrassahs (when they were the only school in towns) used to teach maths, philosophy, and most importantly logic. Yes, Logic / manteq.
    I don’t think the so called madrassahs today actually teach anything intelligent these days. From the likes of Muhammad Adnan Siddiqi and Muhammad IUnknow, it is quite obvious that logic is not being taught at any school in Pakistan – madrassah or no madrassah!

  12. bozz on April 15th, 2008 @ 11:03 am

    You are not exactly right here. They do actually teach something in these mad-rassahs, just like a snake charmer entices the cobra with his rhythm, they teach their students to rock back and forth – vigorously. :)

  13. kabirdas on April 15th, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

    It may be relevant to quote here a part of the speech of the founder of this nation in the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan which goes as follows:

    "If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor… you are free- you are free to go to your temples mosques or any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the state… in due course of time Hindus will cease to be Hindus and Muslims will cease to be Muslims- not in a religious sense for that is the personal faith of an individual- but in a political sense as citizens of one state."

  14. balma on April 15th, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

    they teach their students to rock back and forth – vigorously. :)


    Just like the jewish students of madrassahs (rabanical yeshivas)…. so many similarities between so called Muslim madrassahs of todays and jewish madrassahs…..

  15. bozz on April 15th, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

    Different chapters of the same book.

  16. balma on April 15th, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

    no, different books with similar chapters!

  17. kabirdas on April 16th, 2008 @ 12:45 am

    1. bozz April 15th, 2008 10:21 pm
    2. balma April 15th, 2008 11:37 pm

    Good. You two seem to have idientified the problem. The next question can be what is the solution to this problem. I mean the problem of intolerance for the others faith and view point. Some kind of solution which can be implemented also with least bit of effort and trouble.

  18. bozz on April 16th, 2008 @ 9:42 am

    @Balma- I do not like the word "different" here. To me it is more like the author decided to write the book in several steps or chapters. Different is what gets us into trouble and gives the opportunity to create mischief and differences where none existed. IMHO

    @Kabirdas – Firstly nothing comes easy and secondly there are no easy answers or quick fix solutions. Education, education and eduction en mass and of the masses at an acceptable international standard is the first thing that comes to my mind.

    Concentrated effort by both government and private sectors to eradicate illiteracy.

    Population control on war footing.

    Safety and security, to create a stable environment for inflow of foreign investments. More investments, more industry and business means more jobs.

    Alleviation of poverty will negate many social evils and religious taboos that we nurture.

    Better health care at all levels.

    The need of the hour is for the rational minded scholars and teachers, nay for all of us including me, to come forward and dispel facts from fiction. Set examples of tolerance and kindness. Clearly identify those that use or rather misuse religion for ulterior purposes, no matter who they are or how popular they maybe.

    When we are healthy in mind, spirit and in body is when we will have more engrossing preoccupations that murdering the weak.

    I am sure people far more qualified than me can suggest better ways for the same. The thing is, are we as a nation ready to seek help? Thereby accepting that we have failed in our old set ways?

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