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Indonesians rally against Jakarta governor over blasphemy claims

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Thousands of Indonesians have poured onto the streets of the capital Jakarta in protest against the city's governor, accusing him of insulting the holy Qur'an. The demonstrators chanted slogans and waved placards in support of the Muslims’ divine book. They called for the immediate resignation of Basuki Tjahaja Pur-nama, who is publically known as Ahok. The protesters also accused Ahok of blasphemy over the comments he allegedly made about Qur'an. He is said to have accused his opponents of using Qur'an as a pretext to win public favor during their political campaigning. Police have launched an investigation into the case and have handed over the inquiry dossier to prosecutors. Meanwhile, Jakarta’s governor has vehemently dismissed any wrongdoing but apologized for his remarks.Watch Live: LiveLeak: Google+: Dailymotion:

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