Hate speech: 50 cases registered over hate speech

Hate speech: 50 cases registered over hate speech


Our Correspondent January 17, 2015

FAISALABAD: Shorkot police on Friday registered cases against 50 people for delivering provocative speeches during the funeral of Ahmad Ali alias Sheshnag, who was hanged on January 7. Ahmad Ali, a resident of Shorkot in Jhang district, was hanged in Multan jail.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) had convicted him of murdering Altaf Hussain, Muhammad Nasir and Muhammad Fiaz and injuring Muhammad Pervez and Muhammad Siddique in 1998.After his execution, his body was handed over to his relatives who brought it to Shorkot. At the funeral, a cleric from a banned outfit allegedly tried to provoke the crowd.The Shorkot SHO said that police had registered cases against 23 nominated and 27 unidentified suspects. “Section 11 of the Anti Terrorism Act has also been added in the FIR on the direction of higher authorities.” the SHO said.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2015.

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