Mob attacks cops outside Nawabshah mosque

Eight police officials, including female SHO, injured after being pelted with stones

​ Our Correspondent May 08, 2020
PHOTO: AFP/FILE

HYDERABAD: Eight police officials, including a female SHO, were injured when a mob attacked them outside a mosque in Nawabshah district at the time of Friday prayers.

The Sindh government has prohibited congregational prayers in mosques, in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus in the province – a decision that has led to incidents of violence in previous weeks as well.

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The crowd pelted the police officials with stones and snatched their mobile phones outside Tooba Mosque in Ghulam Rasool Shah Colony. The injured officials were taken to the Peoples Medical University Hospital for first aid.

The mosque’s peshimam, Abdulla Brohi, was arrested after the incident. Brohi, however, said that his only mistake had been that he did not close the mosque’s gates, which attracted the people to the mosque for Friday prayers.

Meanwhile, Moulana Muhammad Hanif Khoso, a member of the mosque’s committee, condemned the attack and claimed that the people who assaulted the police and shouted slogans against them did not belong to the mosque’s administration. He further said they would ensure stricter compliance with the Sindh government’s standard operating procedures.

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Asim Khan | 2 months ago | Reply | Recommend I am a little confused are the mosques open or not for friday prayers. As the mosque in DHA Khadda market was open for friday prayers. There was also police presence
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