protest in KabulA demonstration is due to take place in capital Kabul on Friday against the alleged blasphemy by an online English newspaper.

According to reports, the demonstration has been organization by a number of the religious clerics to protest against a blasphemous article which was published by Afghanistan Express newspaper.

The demonstration will be organized in Eidgah mosque on Friday afternoon.

This comes as the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah instructed the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Information and Culture on Tuesday to arrest the staff of the newspaper for publishing blasphemous article.

The newspaper issued a statement after the article sparked rage among the religious leaders, civil society activists and former Jihadi leaders, saying that the story was mistakenly published.

The article published by The Afghanistan Express had reportedly insulted to Allah, Prophet Muhammad and religion of Islam.