Taqi Usmani urges govt to act wisely

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Lahore

Leading religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani has appealed to the government to act wisely on handling the protesters of Namoos-e-Risalat (SAW) and maintained that there was no grounding for such barbaric incident that occurred in Lahore Sunday.

In a statement issued on Twitter, Mufti Taqi Usmani said that the bloodshed committed by the government in Lahore was highly condemnable after breaching its promise with unarmed protesters.

Taqi Usmani said that some people who attacked the police were also wrong but the government should act wisely and there was no reason for such a barbaric act.

Mufti Taqi is Vice President and Hadith professor at Darul Uloom Karachi and the top leader of the Deobandi movement.

Taqi has authored more than 80 books in Urdu, Arabic and English. It is to be noted that Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has already called for a nationwide wheel jam strike on the Lahore’s incident while Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Pakistan (JUI-F) has also announced its support for a nationwide strike.

The government authorities and protesters clashed on Sunday after the protesters abducted 12 policemen including a DSP.

In a late-night video message, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that the first round of negotiation was held with the protesters and was encouraging while the second round was held after today’s Sehri.—INP