The Bhiwandi police in Maharashtra detained a young Muslim boy named Saad Ashfaq Ansari on Sunday (June 12) for supporting Nupur Sharma and questioning the nature of the Prophet Muhammad’s relationship with his wife Ayesha. He was beaten and harassed by a Muslim mob earlier on Saturday for his support for the BJP leader in the controversial blasphemy row.

“A 50-year-old man marrying a 6-9-year-old kid is evident child abuse,” Ashfaq wrote on Instagram. And I’m not sure how you people are going to support this. (Think about it) Will you give your 6-year-old daughter to a 50-year-old man?”

He had shown his support for Nupur Sharma and referred to her as a “brave lady”.

“I am not in support of any religion,” Ashfaq said in an Instagram story. I despise each and every one of them. I’m just afraid to live in a world where you and your family could be killed simply for saying something about a man who died a long time ago.”

Reportedly, a furious Muslim mob stormed Saad Ashfaq Ansari’s home on Saturday night (June 11), forcing him to come out of his home and confront him over his social media posts.

“If I wanted to, I could have stayed inside,” he replied, his expression scared. “However, I came out to speak with you.” “If you had stayed inside, we would have hauled you out and pummelling you,” a man in the crowd warned after hearing this.

The audience refused to listen to the boy’s pleas with folded hands. He had no choice but to read the Kalma (Islamic phrases). A man slapped him across the face as he continued to recite the words, and others continued to threaten him with physical damage.

On Sunday, June 12th, they filed a blasphemy charge against Saad Ashfaq Ansari at the Nizampura police station in Bhiwandi city, Thane district, Maharashtra. Ashfaq allegedly made ‘objectionable words’ against Islam and Prophet Muhammad, according to a man who was part of the violent mob.

“The lovers of the Prophet (Aashiq-e-Rasool) of Bhiwandi went to his house immediately, and nabbed him. They also thrashed him at his house,” the man told Express News Hindi.

“In the morning, when the news spread, I and others received phone calls that a police complaint must be registered against the blasphemy accused. The matter will not rest with merely an apology,” he added.

He and other community members presented a memorandum to the Nizampura police after offering Namaz. “I want to make it clear that if this happens again, the law will take its course and we will follow ours,” he threatened.

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