An elderly Hindu man, Chacha Gokal Das, was brutally beaten by a policeman Mir Hussain Hydrani on Saturday minutes before Iftar (breaking fast) for eating in public in Ramazan.
This has sparked an outrage on social media prompting the political high-ups like Bakhtawar Bhutto to take notice. The policeman has since been arrested as per Bhutto’s tweet.
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) June 11, 2016
The incident has sparked a lot of outrage in the social media.
Today's beating of Gokaldas once again reinforces the idea that there needs to be a autonomous secular zone within Pakistan for normal ppl
— Yasser Latif Hamdani (@theRealYLH) June 11, 2016
It’s worth mentioning here that according to the Ehtaram-e-Ramazan Ordinance of 1981, it is forbidden for anyone who is “according to the tenets of Islam, under an obligation to fast” to eat, drink or smoke in public places.