Scuffle: Lawyers vs Musharraf supporters

Scuffle broke out between lawyers and Musharraf supporters outside Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.


Web Desk/afp April 23, 2013
A supporter of former president Pervez Musharraf kicks an "anti-Musharraf" lawyer during Musharraf's hearing at an anti-terrorism court (ATC), in Rawalpindi April 23, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

RAWALPINDI: Former president Pervez Musharraf appeared before an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi on Tuesday in connection with the Benazir Bhutto murder case. As the court was hearing the case, a scuffle broke out outside the court premises between lawyers and Musharraf supporters.

Both the sides threw stones and beat other with sticks outside the court building, an AFP reporter said.

Musharraf’s supporters reportedly injured a few lawyers during the scuffle but were forced to retreat as lawyers charged at them. Police remained a silent witness throughout but later resorted to baton charge on former president’s supporters.

About 150 lawyers hurled abuse at the former president while two dozen supporters chanted "Long live Musharraf!"

Pictures showed lawyers hurling stones at Musharraf's supporters, along with engaging in fist fights.


A lawyer and a supporter of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf engage in fisticuffs outside a court during Musharraf's case hearing in Rawalpindi on April 23, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

On microblogging website Twitter, some Musharraf supporters enjoyed the lawyers' thrashing, while others condemned the violent acts of the upholders of law.








A policeman protects a supporter of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf during a clash between lawyers and Musharraf supporters outside the anti terrorist court in Rawalpindi on April 23, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

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COMMENTS (21)

Munir | 8 years ago | Reply

Is this a way we will bring change in our country. It is shame on the part of lawyers. What we are presenting to other Nations.

Naik | 8 years ago | Reply

Geo Musharraf.... !! happy see the supporters of APML. I wish i could be there ..!!

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