TLY chief Khadim Rizvi named in FIR for 'unintentional murder' of infant in Islamabad

Published November 9, 2017
ehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan leader Khadim Rizvi — Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia
ehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan leader Khadim Rizvi — Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

Islamabad police on Thursday registered a First Investigation Report (FIR) against sectarian outfit Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) leader Khadim Rizvi in a case pertaining to the death of an infant.

The infant's family was not able to reach the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) last night because of roadblocks put in place due to a joint rally being held by the TLY and the Sunni Tehreek (ST).

The rally was held to protest a lack of punishment for those involved in making changes to the Khatm-i-Nabuwat declaration for electoral candidates which have already been reversed.

The police registered an FIR against Rizvi and other participants of the protest under Section 322 of the Pakistan Penal Code which deals with qatl-bis-sabab (unintentional murder).

In the FIR, the child's father alleged that the eight-month-old's life could have been saved if they had reached the hospital in time.

The capital administration and police’s wait-and-see approach to the rally by the religious groups paralysed the capital yesterday, allowing the rally to enter the capital and later occupy Faizabad Bridge.

A few rounds of meetings were held between administration and police officials, and the TLY and ST leadership, but the two sides were unable to reach an understanding, officials had said.

The administration decided to seal the Red Zone except for one road that was left open for the movement of officials.

Containers were also brought to Faizabad and Zero Point and placed at the side of the roads to use once the strength and mood of the rally had been observed, an official said, adding that strategies for the situation were pending until the rally reached Islamabad.

Opinion

Editorial

UAE targeted
Updated 19 Jan, 2022

UAE targeted

MONDAY’S deadly drone strikes by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting the UAE, and subsequent retaliatory attacks on...
19 Jan, 2022

New province debate

THE private bill introduced by a PML-N senator seeking a new province in south Punjab amounts to oversimplification...
19 Jan, 2022

Omicron in Karachi

WITH the wedding season in full swing, it is no surprise that the Covid positivity rate in Karachi has been touching...
The establishment pivot
18 Jan, 2022

The establishment pivot

It is a sad reality that the power matrix continues to revolve around the establishment.
18 Jan, 2022

Remittances growth

THE hefty growth in remittances from Pakistanis living abroad continues to defy forecasts to the contrary. New State...
18 Jan, 2022

China-Iran deal

THE China-Iran strategic deal that has recently taken effect is more than just a long-term bilateral agreement...