Video lands Lal Masjid cleric in hot water

Aabpara SHO issued notice on application seeking registration of FIR against Aziz

Our Correspondent February 04, 2016
Aabpara SHO issued notice on application seeking registration of FIR against Aziz .

ISLAMABAD: A district court issued a notice to the capital police on an application seeking registration of a case against firebrand Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz for allegedly spreading hate against Pakistan’s security forces on sectarian basis through the social media.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Asif Mehmood issued the Aabpara SHO a notice to appear in the next hearing, which is scheduled for February 11.

I am ready to appear before court: Maulana Abdul Aziz

Petitioner Khurram Zaki, through his counsel, filed a petition under section 22-A of the Criminal Procedure Code for the registration of an FIR against Aziz, while listing the Aabpara SHO as a respondent.

The petitioner contends that Aziz had shared a video — through the Jamia Hafsa Facebook page — wherein he “levelled baseless and hateful allegations on Pakistan’s Superior Intelligence Agency, the ISI.”

He added that Aziz intentionally tried to spread hate against Pakistan’s security forces on a sectarian basis. “He has knowingly tried to divide Pakistan’s security organs, which is harmful and dangerous,” he stated.

Court orders police to present Lal Masjid cleric

Zaki said that he filed an application for the registration of an FIR at Aabpara Police Station on January 29, but the police did not register a case. “The respondent is using delaying tactics for no reason,” he said.

He has prayed the court to direct the respondent to register an FIR.

On Feb 2, Aziz was granted pre-arrest bail in two criminal cases against two surety bonds of Rs50,000 each.

In those cases, registered with the Aabpara Police, Aziz and others are charged with blasphemy and violations of the Amplifier Act, and with criminal intimidation. Unusually for people accused under the blasphemy law, Aziz has not been kept in protective custody.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2016.


syed & syed | 5 years ago | Reply @Lakhkar Khan:Lal Masjid is owned by the Government- CDA There are many such factories
iMpossible | 5 years ago | Reply It's a time t think about the reality our friendships and preferences in our relationship with people. Children are abused & mislead by leaving in the trust of wrong relative & friends. We give too much wrong status to people daily ending in abuse by them. There is a place and status of every person based on his/her requirement. There is a family policy, a business policy and a national security policy. You simply can't knowingly allow a declared enemy of education, students. its citizen, its soldiers and army to freely roam around because he speak your language and call your enemy his enemy ie., people belong to other cities and political parties speaking another language than him. You have to decide if you want to befriend or reject a person based on his language or based on his citizenship? Hiring security people of your language is safe or his job criteria and crime record is more important? Are people who speak your LANGUAGE ALL INNOCENT AND CRIMINALS ALL COME FROM OTHER STATES? NO ONE GET HARMED BY PEOPLE WHO SPEAK SAME LANGUAGE OR FOLLOW SAME RELIGION OR HIS DAD WAS FRIEND TO YOUR DAD OR UNCLE?
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