A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) on Monday for spreading religious hatred, violating the Amplifier Act and interfering in governmental functions.
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Station House Officer (SHO) Nawaz Bhatti at the the Secretariat police station registered the FOR which named party chief Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi along with other representatives of the ASWJ.
Yesterday, the party members staged a protest outside the Supreme Court over the death of party leader Maulana Mazhar Siddiqui. The FIR also mentions charges against the party members for carrying Siddiqui’s dead body from Nadra Chowk to the Supreme Court during which there was a scuffle with the police and party members snatched their batons outside the court. Six party workers have also been arrested.
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Maulana Mazhar Siddiqui, the spokesperson of the ASWJ’s Rawalpindi chapter was targeted on Sunday morning near Pirwadhai More within the precincts of the Rawalpindi’s Golra police station. In another incident, ASWJ’s central president Aurangzeb Farooqi was targeted by unknown gunmen near Quaidabad bridge area in Karachi on Saturday night. Previously, at least six people, including four policemen, a personal security guard and a driver of Mr Farooqui, were killed when gunmen attacked them on Rashid Minhas Road on Dec 25 2012.