OoReporters

We Speak For You...

Pakistan Blocks Islamist March Against Dutch Cartoon Contest

Hard-line Islamists who started a march toward Pakistan’s capital to protest a far-right Dutch lawmaker’s plans to hold a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest have been stopped by police.

Supporters of Pakistani religious group shout slogans during a march towards Islamabad Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of Islamists in Pakistan launched a march toward the capital on Wednesday to protest a far-right Dutch lawmaker’s plans to hold a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest later this year.

Some 10,000 supporters of the Tehreek-i-Labaik group, which helped Imran Khan to become prime minister following last month’s elections, set out on the march Wednesday, calling on him to cut ties with the Netherlands.

The party’s spokesman, Eijaz Ashrafi, says police halted the march on Thursday in Jhelum, some 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the capital, Islamabad. He says the protesters refuse to disperse, and that police will have to “kill us” to stop the march.

Physical depictions of the prophet are forbidden in Islam and deeply offensive to Muslims. Pakistan’s government has vowed to protest the contest at the U.N. {Mail.com/AP}.

SOURCE: ooreporters.com


Disclaimer:

The expressions in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of ooreporters.com.
SEND ARTICLES TO info@ooreporters.com


116total visits,4visits today

SHARE
READ   PreventEpidemics, A USA Think Tank Questions The Preparedness Of Nigeria Against Next Epidemic
Updated: August 30, 2018 — 10:50 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

OoReporters © 2018 Designed by viziwebtech