Police official suspended in Pakistan's Sindh for harassing Hindus for "violating" Ramzan Ordinance

Updated: Mar 25 2023 10:21PM

Islamabad, Mar 25 (PTI) Authorities in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh on Saturday suspended a police officer for harassing, manhandling, and arresting Hindus for allegedly “violating” a law forbidding eating or drinking in public during the holy month of Ramzan, according to a media report.

The action was taken when a video went viral showing Station House Officer (SHO) Kabil Bhayo of the Khanpur police station in the Ghotki district going around with a stick in hand and hitting some shoppers, including Hindu men who were reportedly preparing biryani for delivery to customers, reported The Express Tribune newspaper.

"I swear that I belong to the Hindu community, and he is taking away food. We do not run the dining service indoors during Ramzan,” a man who was arrested by the police said.