Sunni Tehreek’s protest against Qadri verdict turns violent

Source/Credit: The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Members of the Sunni Tehreek clashed with police at the Mall Road on Monday, while protesting against Mumtaz Qadri’s death sentence in Lahore, reported Express 24/7.

Sunni Tehreek, which is a part of Tahaffuz Namoos-i-Risalat Mahaz— a wing consisting of eight different religious groups— started the protest march from Data Darbar accompanied with a heavy deployment of police.

According to Express 24/7 correspondent Rabia Mehmood, there were about 450-500 supporters of Qadri at the protest. The police shelled the protesters who were pelting stones as a part of their protest.

Mehmood reported that the protesters staged a sit-in and have refused to end the protest.

Earlier, the police were put on high alert to counter possible riots following the death sentence imposed on Qadri. Over the weekend several right-wing political parties and religious groups rallied against the verdict to hang Qadri and some of them have threatened further protests.

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