Wednesday Pakistan has strongly condemned an anti-Islam post that an Indian extremist had posted on Facebook causing an agitation in the country, a statement from the Foreign Office said.
“Pakistan has expressed its strong condemnation to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on the reported incident involving a derogatory social media post against the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by an extremist from the majority Hindu community in Bengaluru, Karnataka,” the statement read.
As per report of Indian media, at least three people were killed and several were injured during clashes with police in the Indian city overnight over an anti-Islam post that sparked protests in which a police station was attacked, and a politician’s house and vehicles were torched.
In order to quell protesters using batons and tear gas, the police personnel opened fire as they risked being overpowered during the violent unrest in a Muslim-dominated neighborhood, the southern city’s police chief told Reuters on Wednesday.
Police gave the first name of the accused man as Naveen and said he is the nephew of another Congress politician, whose house was attacked and burnt in the violence.
Facebook did not immediately comment on the issue.