Anti-Altaf statements: MQM files FIR against Lal Masjid cleric

Published: December 21, 2014
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PHOTOS: AFP AND MQM.ORG

PHOTOS: AFP AND MQM.ORG

KARACHI: An FIR was registered against Lal Masjid chief Maulana Abdul Aziz in a Karachi police station on the request of Muttahida Quami Movement, Express News reported on Sunday.

The FIR was filed against Aziz for allegedly issuing threatening statements against MQM chief Altaf Hussain in one of his sermons.

The cleric is accused of terrorism, provoking to violence, cyber crime among other offenses in the report.

MQM party members at Azizabad Police Station to file an FIR against Maulana Abdul Aziz. PHOTO: MQM.ORG

The MQM chief had earlier called for the arrest of Aziz for ‘sympathising with the Taliban’ and demanded the army close down Jamia Hafsa seminary.

The Lal Masjid cleric landed in hot water after he allegedly refused to condemn the Peshawar school attack which left at least 132 school children dead. Police in Islamabad registered a case against him following a protracted protest by civil society members against his controversial statement.

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  • common man
    Dec 21, 2014 - 10:48AM

    Both has same record.. Both need same treatment

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  • John
    Dec 21, 2014 - 10:55AM

    I’l stand with you Altaf Hussain,for the first time in life.Rest of the differences aside,all progressive Pakistanis should support Altaf Hussain on this stance.Diwn with Mullahgardy

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  • Hairaan
    Dec 21, 2014 - 11:59AM

    Its now between Shaved Taliban vs Bearded Taliban.

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  • Hairaan
    Dec 21, 2014 - 12:01PM

    AH was not provoking violence when he said the mosque should be burnt.

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  • Malik Tariq
    Dec 21, 2014 - 12:09PM

    @common man:
    I agree both of them patronise terrorism, killing innocent people, extracting extortion and kidnapping for ransom. If there was Writ of Law, both should be tried, for crimes they patronise and benefit from.

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  • truth seeker
    Dec 21, 2014 - 12:19PM

    Shame on Altaf Hussain for demanding burning down of a Mosque which is a place of worship and is Allah’s house. What is the difference between Altaf Hussain and Shiv Sina terrorists….. Nothing…… He is demanding demolishing of Lal Masjid and they Demolished Babri Masjid……. Altaf is a True Munafiq.

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  • Salim Jan
    Dec 21, 2014 - 12:45PM

    The law is the same for both the progressive and conservative citizens.We are all Muslims and equal before the law of the land.we should avoid creating an ideological war in Pakistan.Pakistan has already been bruised and bled by anti-state elements..All the terrorists-of all hues and manifestations should be dealt according to the law.Strict action against all the terrorists-religious,sectarian and ethnic/political,Tribal and Urban in the city of lights-Karachi will bring durable peace and tranquility to the peace-starved city of Karachi.Recommend

  • sector incharge
    Dec 21, 2014 - 1:20PM

    If there ever was a mad-house…….these two were made for each other. Difference being the molana lies less.

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  • Dec 21, 2014 - 1:33PM

    Very good MQM! This Lal Masjid cleric has created enough divisions among the citizens from Khyber to Karachi. Pakistan does not need such ANTI-SOCIAL elements. They should be exiled, ‘post haste.’ Salams

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  • Dec 21, 2014 - 4:18PM

    I’m fairly sure that Altaf Hussain have more blood on his hands than anyone else in the country! A classic case of pot calling kettle black!

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  • A-No.1
    Dec 21, 2014 - 4:20PM

    Invite the mullah for dinner in Karachi.

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  • raider
    Dec 21, 2014 - 4:41PM

    @John:
    u dear still wrong they are not against Taliban, they carry same record but afraid of their as re-placer or surrogate to mqm, now no one is peaking against mqm when by firing and creating terror let all the shops in Hyderabad to shut down

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  • Salman ( Canada )
    Dec 21, 2014 - 7:17PM

    @truth seeker: In Islam one can pray anywhere. A mosque which was used to stock an arsenal of weapons, loses any right to protection. Terrorists and terrorist sympathisers, both need to be tried and locked away. These seminaries are breeding grounds for hatred against anyone who does not submit to their version of Islam. Intolerance is a recipe for violence.

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  • Muhammad
    Dec 21, 2014 - 10:46PM

    I am extremely disappointed with Imran Khan’s role. Not a single word of condemnation.
    They r all scared of these extremists. very sad

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