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Under pressure from Islamists, Pakistan's law minister quits; hardliners end protests

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    Under pressure from Islamists, Pakistan's law minister quits; hardliners end protests

    NEW DELHI: Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid resigned late on Sunday to bring the country "out of a state of crisis" after weeks-long protests by Islamists who said he "blasphemed", reported Pakistani media.
    The Islamists ended their three-week-long protests after Hamid's resignation.The Pakistani government and the protesters had earlier agreed the latter would end the protests if he resigned.
    "Our main demand has been accepted," said Ejaz Ashrafi, spokesman of the Tahreek-e-Labaik Islamist group, to Reuters. "Government will announce the law minister 's resignation and we will end our sit-in today." he added.
    The hardline protesters wanted Hamid to resign for what they said was a deliberate modification to the oath of office taken by politicians. They said the change amounted to blasphemy. The modification was called a "clerical error" and immediately removed but that didn't satisfy the hardline Muslim fundamentalists.
    "I made the decision to resign in a personal capacity," Hamid was quoted as saying by government sources, reported Dawn.
    The government's agreement with the hardliners followed a two-day face-off at Faizabad Interchange - gateway between the twin Pakistani cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad - and other parts of the country between protesters and security forces that saw at least six people killed and hundreds injured.
    On Sunday, the hardliners clashed with security forces in Pakistan's capital and other cities officials said, paralysing Islamabad a day after a failed clearing operation killed several people and wounded some 150, reported Reuters yesterday.
    The religious activists burned several vehicles outside the capital before withdrawing in an uneasy stand-off at a protest camp they have occupied for two weeks, police said.
    Despite orders from the civilian government to the army on Saturday night to help restore order, no military troops were at the scene around the protest camp in Faizabad, on the outskirts of the capital, witnesses said.
    The military's press department did not respond to queries about the government's order.
    On Sunday evening, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqabal said the paramilitary Rangers force would be authorized to handle the demonstrations.
    https://m.timesofindia.com/world/pa...from-islamists/articleshow_ucweb/61813843.cms
     
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    its not bharat where extremists terrorists rule. there was no extremist agenda of protesters in sit ins all over the country. they were demanding minister's resignation for changing the oath for Muslims, not someone's head or hanging. they remain peaceful for 20 days until govt fired at them with tear gas.
     
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    Peaceful indeed. Blocking ambulances. Blocking people. Blocking trade. Do you know kids have died due to their actions. This is not the way.
    I agree with you as per India.
     
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    Govt have the option to prevent the situation peacefully. they stayed their for 20 days without attacking anyone.
     
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    No one should block the road. I just arrived home and I was cut off for 1 day. Sawan bridge this morning at 0745 had asshole on there turningtraffic. Is this Islam?. Yesterday the idiot mullah declared cricket as haram2 because goras invested it and he was using TV and microphone to send his message. Who the hell invented those. A mullah. So please spare me the crap. Use your mind not the mullahs crap
     
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    Tehreek-e labaik another Tehreek-e-Taliban in making. This cancer needs to be eliminated before it start spreading.
     
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    A very wonderful work by people to help repel an illegal law

    Not Islamist but concerned Nation's citizens against an illegal Law which violates their rights
     
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    I agree, no one should block the road, but blocking the road dont make you extremists, lots of parties block the road and even cities.
     
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    :tdown: Doesn't suit on them, try to reduculize with something new.
     
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    By the amount of Dharnas going on, we should have dedicated space in Islamabad for Dharnas only. Just a thought guys.
     
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    No party no mullah should block the people period else they are extremists
     
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    :lol:

    Aah...selective outrage by the mullahs and the joys of blasphemy strike again.

    What was it Allah said about hypocrites???
     
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    We pakistani needs to change. When same dharna done by pti or ppp or pmln that's fine when sam done by islamic tanzeem everyone stsrt bashing them. There demand was right.

    right but not in pakistan when ministers they dont resign on their mistskes do corruptions and top of thst fire.at thosr whose demand is right and sitting for 20 days. Tell me why hamid said after all this i will give resign? Why now. So jesa des wesa bhes.
     
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