Pakistan cracks down on hardliners after protests over acquittal of Christian women accused of blasphemy


Police say they have arrested more than 300 Tehreek-Labaik Pakistan party supporters in Punjab province to “maintain public order”

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 November, 2018, 9:30pm

Agence France-Presse


Pakistan authorities launched a crackdown on Saturday against hundreds of supporters of a hardline cleric whose party recently paralysed the country with violent protests over the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.


Hours after firebrand cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi was himself arrested late on Friday, police said over 300 Tehreek-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) party supporters were detained in Punjab province in efforts to “maintain public order”.

The arrests came ahead of a scheduled party rally on Sunday in Islamabad, but Punjab information minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan said TLP supporters would be banned from gathering in the neighbouring province.


3 replies

  1. Ahmadiyya has to work support to crack down the extremist group who against Government policy of banning Blasphemy law. This is a good moment of ahmadiyyah to fight back the extremist groups. Do not be silence!


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