Karachi ATC indicts MQM leaders in hate speech case

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Dec, 2020. 02:55 pm
Karachi ATC

Karachi Anti-Terrorism Court on Saturday framed amended charges against the accused in the hate speech case, delivered by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder.

According to the details, the ATC has indicted the accused in 21 cases under the amended charge sheet registered at Karachi’s Azizabad, Brigade and other police stations.

Those indicted in the case included MQM leaders Rehan Hashmi, Rauf Siddiqui, Mehfooz Yar Khan, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan, Qamar Mansoor, Amjadullah, Jawed Rahim, and others.

The court will conduct the next hearing on January 12, 2021.

It may be recalled that the MQM founder had been charged by the police along with other party leaders over evoking people to spread violence through his hate speech in August 2016 from London.

MQM founder had also been charged by London Metropolitan Police over provoking people to spread violence through his hate speech.

The MQM founder was charged by the Metropolitan Police under the terrorism act upon his arrival at Southwark police station on Oct 10, 2019.

The MQM leader had appeared at the police station for the third time over the charges of hate speech, which he had delivered from London to a rally in Karachi.

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