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Protesters vandalize Samsung’s hoardings in Pakistan for insulting the Prophet

A mob vandalizes a Samsung hoarding in Karachi, Pakistan over alleged blasphemy. The company said that the matter is being investigated internally.

Protests against Samsung started in Karachi on Friday. (Photo: ScreenGrab)

Protests erupted after Wi-Fi devices installed at a mall in Pakistan’s Karachi on Friday allegedly made remarks against the companions of the Prophet Muhammad. The mob vandalized Samsung’s billboards and accused the global firm of blasphemy.

According to Dawn newspaper, Karachi police switched off all WiFi devices and detained over 20 employees of the mobile phone company after the protest. The police also confiscated the device which allegedly made the blasphemous remarks.

Following the protests, Samsung Pakistan issued a statement saying that the company has maintained neutrality on religious sentiments.

“Samsung Electronics reiterates its firm position that it strives to maintain impartiality on all matters of religious importance. With reference to the recent developments in Karachi, Samsung Electronics stands firm in its stand that the company respects all religious sentiments and beliefs. and holds the religion of Islam with the utmost respect,” the company said in a statement, adding that an internal investigation into the matter is underway.

However, there were also reports of protesters accusing Samsung of offering ‘blasphemous QR codes’.

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