Several Clerics Banned In Islamabad For Maintaining Peace During Muharram
In view of Muharram, the district administration has banned the entry of several clerics and dhikrs in order to maintain law and order in the capital, while the activities of some other clerics have also been restricted.
One thousand gatherings and processions will be held in the city during Muharram.
According to the report, the administration and police officials said that 181 processions would be taken out in Islamabad from 6 Muharram to 19 Safar, out of which 14 processions were placed in category ‘A’, 95 in category ‘B’ and 72 in category ‘C’.
Category ‘A’ processions will be taken out of Sector I-9, Sabzi Mandi, Aabpara, Karachi Company, Golra, Secretariat and Khanna Police station limits.
Similarly, 122 out of 965 councils have been placed in category ‘A’, 418 in category ‘B’ and 425 in category ‘C’.
Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqat issued orders to restrict the activities of several clerics on the reports of the Special Branch, who were giving provocative speeches and sermons to incite hatred among religious sects.
“Due to the current security situation in the capital and the perception of the threat of terrorism, it is feared that the breach of law and order due to sectarian violence could be used by terrorists to achieve their goals,” the notification said. Can be used as an opportunity.
The Deputy Commissioner directed that the Ulemas and Zakirs who have been barred from entering Islamabad cannot enter or stay in the city for two months from the date of issuance of this order.
According to a report by the Special Branch, the clerics were accustomed to making provocative/objectionable speeches on sectarian issues.
The report said that they could make sectarian/provocative speeches in the capital, thus creating malice and hatred between different sects, and their statements could ignite pre-existing tensions among the various religious sects in the district. Yes, which can damage public life and property while the law and order situation can also deteriorate.
On the other hand, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dr Syed Mustafa Tanveer said that the police has prepared a comprehensive security plan for strict surveillance in the city.
He said that flag marches would be held in different areas to make the security more effective and strict vigilance would be maintained as in previous years to maintain law and order in the city.
In addition, with the aim of maintaining peace in Muharram, Islamabad Police led by Additional SP Farhat Abbas Kazmi conducted a flag march in which Rangers and other law enforcement agencies also participated.
On the other hand, all police officers were directed to maintain close liaison with the organizers of rallies and processions and peace committees and make arrangements for special checking of participants on the occasion.
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