Karachi, Sep 16 (IANS) Social media has erupted in anger and disgust over anti-Hindu riots in Ghotki town of Sindh province and netizens have demanded immediate arrest of Mian Mitthu, infamous for his role in abduction of girls belonging to Hindu and other minority communities and converting them to Islam in Pakistan.
Twitterati in Pakistan are demanding his arrest, with #MianMitthu trending on Twitter. Mona Alam, a Twitter user, wrote: “Save our minorities, put him (Mitthu) in jail.”
Another user Nomi wrote: “It’s shameful, saddening! This scoundrel should be behind the bars. We stand in solidarity with our Hindu brothers. Don’t even think of leaving your motherland.”
Ghotki town and its surrounding areas in Pakistan on Sunday witnessed violence against Hindus after a Hindu school owner allegedly made some objectionable remarks against Prophet Muhammad.
Hundreds of angry men took to the streets there after Notan Lal, a Hindu and principal of the Sindh Public School, was accused of passing “blasphemous remarks” by a student.
A mob damaged Hindu religious places, properties and houses. But the authorities could not act promptly to control the situation.
Though Mitthu has denied any role in the riots, some videos on the web shows his elder brother prompting the anti-Hindu mob. It’s alleged the rioters were led by Mian Abdul Haq alias Mian Mitthu and his elder brother Mian Aslam.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Mitthu said he had no connection with the Ghotki violence. “I was not even aware of what happened in Ghotki. I was not even present there. I came to know later that someone made objectionable remarks against the Prophet,” he said.
The videos, however, prove him wrong.
A picture of Mitthu, along with Prime Minister Imran Khan, has also been shared. In another picture, he could be seen converting a Chinese girl to Islam.
Three cases have been registered against over 200 people in connection with the riots. Officials told The Express Tribune, 218 people had been named in these cases.