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Student booked on charges of hurting religious feelings

ISLAMABAD: A college student was booked by the capital police for allegedly using derogatory remarks about a companion of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), it is learnt on Monday.

The case was registered at the Shalimar police station on the complaint of a member of the teaching staff on charges of the PPC`s section 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and section 298-A (Use of derogatory remarks, etc., in respect of holy personages), the police said.

According to the FIR, a class of Pakistan Studies was in progress at the college when some students spotted the course book of another student on which the alleged derogatory remarks were written alongside the name of a companion of the Prophet (PBUH). The students engaged in an argument with the student possessing the book, it added.

The book`s possessor hurt the religious sentiments of thousands of people and students, the FIR stated. The Shalimar police said the investigation was in progress.-Staff Reporter