Crackdown on protesters after arrest of TLP chief

Crackdown on protesters after arrest of TLP chief

Crackdown on protesters after arrest of TLP chief

A Lahore sessions court on Saturday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking sedition charges against Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and others for their diatribe against the judiciary, armed forces and other state institutions.

"They insisted to come to Rawalpindi refusing governments proposal for alternative arrangements". He added that it is "to safeguard public life, property and order and has to do nothing with Asia Bibi case". The detaining of the TLP leader comes just days before the TLP's planned public rally in Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi on November 25.

The information minister requested the citizens to remain peaceful and cooperate with the authorities.

"The TLP has become a threat to the life and properties of the people of Pakistan and continues to do its politics under the cover of religion", he said. The protests were ended after the government and the religious parties reached an.

TLP protesters taking to the streets during the Faizabad dharna past year in the federal capital which brought the city to a standstill.

Local authorities have been told to ensure the enforcement of the order.

In another development, TLP's Pir Afzal Qadri has given a call of countrywide shutdown to protest the crackdown on his party leaders. Rizvi has called for more protests on Sunday in the capital, Islamabad.

The court's decision triggered angry demonstrations led by the hardline TLP, with protesters demanding Bibi's execution as they blocked major roads, paralyzing large parts of the country. Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law was established during British colonial rule to avoid religious clashes, but several changes to the law in the 1980s promoted by the then-military dictator, General Zia-ul-Haq, led to its abuse.

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