Anti-Islam film: Lawyers sent back from US embassy gate after registering protest

Published: September 28, 2012
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The lawyers managed to enter the heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave despit­e Sectio­n 144. PHOTO: AFP

The lawyers managed to enter the heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave despit­e Sectio­n 144. PHOTO: AFP

The lawyers managed to enter the heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave despit­e Sectio­n 144. PHOTO: AFP The lawyers managed to enter the heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave despit­e Sectio­n 144.  PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A huge rally of the District Bar Rawalpindi lawyers  reached the Shams gate of the US Embassy in Islamabad but were sent back by the security forces after they submitted their protest resolution, reported Express News on Friday.

The protest resolution against the anti-Islam film has been presented to the US Embassy.

The lawyers managed to enter the heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave up to the gate of the US Embassy despite Section 144 being imposed in the federal capital.

According to Express News correspondent Qamarul Munawar, participants of the rally offered Friday prayers at Constitution Avenue before proceeding towards the diplomatic enclave.

Earlier, the lawyers had gathered outside Parliament House and had chanted slogans against the film. They had also handed over a “condemning resolution” to Senator Hilal Khan outside the National Assembly.

About 600 officials of police have been deployed at the Red Zone along with the anti-riot force. Rangers have been tasked to maintain security inside diplomatic enclave.

A student rally which was meant to gather outside the US Embassy started at Faisal Moqsue, but dispersed shortly after.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Pir Bulleh Shah
    Sep 28, 2012 - 2:31PM

    Every defender of truth must come forward and be counted as a lover of our Prophet at this time. This is not the time for hedging or betting on both sides.

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  • Aryabhat
    Sep 28, 2012 - 2:35PM

    Another Friday, another drama from a professional group whose members showered rose petals on a killer of the Governor of the most populous province of Pakistan!

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  • Nand
    Sep 28, 2012 - 2:42PM

    Pakistan should declare the next 365 days of ‘holiday’. One day eac for working sector.

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  • Maher
    Sep 28, 2012 - 2:50PM

    WTH ! Another drama.. Govt must declare all Fridays off as so called “ASHQ-E-RASOOL” day….Recommend

  • Hairaan
    Sep 28, 2012 - 2:58PM

    @Aryabhat:
    Mixing up the issues would not lead you anywhere.

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  • Tony Singh
    Sep 28, 2012 - 3:12PM

    @Pir Bulleh Shah:
    Seems the kind of love you demand for GOD is only found in Pakistan

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  • Aryabhat
    Sep 28, 2012 - 3:49PM

    @Hairaan – I can see my friend that “Truth hurts”

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  • sajida
    Sep 28, 2012 - 4:52PM

    They should put on their shoes and get back to work .

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  • Jaideep Gupta
    Sep 28, 2012 - 5:20PM

    a bigot with a sole purpose to vilify a religion made a film. So what America can do ? Why they will be subjected to be abused ?

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  • Karim
    Sep 28, 2012 - 5:56PM

    I think these were the group of lawyers who gathered for Mumtaz Qadri as well

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  • Aryabhat
    Sep 28, 2012 - 7:25PM

    Why are diplomatic enclaves in Pakistan not protected? In India, we have provided special places for diplomats. And we have with the latest cutting edge Indian technology, we have made them portable by installing wind powered porto-solo-mechanic evasion system so that people who mean harm to our guests can keep guessing the location. The locations have also been dis-linked from GPS and are not included on maps. Indian’s own locally made indigenous Russian and French aircraft circle the compunds 24/7.

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  • abc
    Sep 28, 2012 - 7:36PM

    @Aryabharat:

    We do what we can and we will continue to do it in order to ensure the safety and protection of our diplomats residing in Pakistan.

    Quit showing off your so-called cutting-edge Indian technology – India has a gazillion issues to deal with before it becomes the shining superpower it already claims to be.. what a joke! HAA!

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  • R2D2
    Sep 28, 2012 - 7:57PM

    who needs illiterate people when we have so called lawyers like this who shower rose petals on the murderer of the person he was being paid to protect.

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  • Dr. A.K.Tewari
    Sep 29, 2012 - 3:14PM

    Now think about the lawyer and law in the land of pure .

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