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Man accused of blasphemy over Muhammad film
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials have opened an investigation into a businessman accused of blasphemy after refusing to join protests over an anti-Islam video and f trying to persuade others also not to take part.
Police Officer Munir Abbasi said hundreds of protesters in the city of Hyderabad who rallied against the film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad demanded that businessman Haji Nasrullah Khan shut his shops in solidarity.
When Mr. Khan refused, one of his tenants said his decision supported the film.
City police Chief Fareed Jan said Wednesday the protesters claim Mr. Khan insulted the Prophet.
Chief Jan said there is no evidence to suggest this happened and said police were pressured by the mob to open the case.
Blasphemy is punishable by life in prison or death in Pakistan.
Government works to shore up coalition
NEW DELHI — India’s ruling Congress party worked to shore up its governing coalition Wednesday after a crucial ally withdrew its support in protest over a raft of new economic reforms that included a rise in fuel prices and lifting restrictions on foreign retailers.
The departure of the Trinamool Congress left the government with only a minority of seats in Parliament, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s party now depends on the support of outside parties to keep power.
It wasn’t clear whether Congress was assured of their support, and top party leaders were developing a new strategy for maintaining a parliamentary majority until the next scheduled elections in 2014.
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