Islamists rally in Pakistan, demands removal of law minister Zahid Hamid over Prophet Muhammad omission

Updated On : 11 Nov , 2017 , 03:26 AM
Thousands protests in Pakistan over Prophet Muhammad omission
Thousands protests in Pakistan over Prophet Muhammad omission
New Delhi:

Thousands of radical Islamists protested in Islamabad demanding the removal of Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid over the omission of Prophet Muhammad in a recent constitutional bill.

Members of radical Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party started the protest march earlier this week at the main Faizabad crossing outside Islamabad.

The number of demonstrators increased to over 3,000 on Friday which disturbed the public life on the outskirts of Capital city. The police have to put barricades in order to stop protesters from entering the city. 

The protesters shouted slogans against Hamid and claimed that he purposefully made the omission of Prophet Muhammad to appease the minority Ahmadis sect.

Addressing emotionally charged demonstrators, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the head of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party, said they will not end their protest until the government sack Hamid.

First Published : Saturday, November 11, 2017 03:04 AM
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