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Shop owner arrested in Pakistan for selling sandals with 'Om' print

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 June 2016, 12:59 IST

A shop owner in Pakistan was arrested by the Tando Adam police on 19 June. The shopkeeper has been held for selling sandals with the 'Om' symbol printed on it.

According to Dawn, Jehanzeb Khaskheli was arrested on Sunday evening at his shop in Shahi Bazaar. An FIR was registered against him under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Khaskheli told police that he had purchased the footwear from different traders in Lahore and did not remember which trader had supplied him the sandals with the Om symbol.

Tando Adam SHO Agha Shamshad said that a Hindu woman had visited the shop and complained regarding the shoes.

The incident also spread on social media, drawing condemnation from different people and rights groups.

--ANI

First published: 21 June 2016, 12:59 IST
 
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