Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Protest outside Lal Mosque against Maulana Abdul Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Protestors gathered outside the Lal Masjid on Thursday evening to protest against Maulana Abdul Aziz for his unwillingness to condemn the brutal attack on Army Public School in Peshawar, which left 148 people, mostly students, dead besides scores others injured.

In a statement given to a TV channel, Mualana Abdul Aziz said he would not condemn a single incident. “It is inappropriate to condemn one incident and remain silent on the other,” he said.

The people from different walks of life including representatives of civil society took strong exception to the above statement of Maulan Abdul Aziz and staged a protest demonstration outside the Lal Masjid.

The demonstrators lit candles and chanted slogans against the administrators of Lal Masjid.

The situation turned tense when the Lal Masjid administration asked the police to stop the sloganeering and make the crowd leave from outside the mosque. However, the protesters continued to raise slogans.

Later, additional contingents of police were called in.

The demonstrators finally dispersed as a result of their negotiations with the district administration.