of Baton and
Kalashinkov Shariat and MQM
"MUTTAHIDA RALLY" AN UNPRECEDENTED
RALLY IN HISTORY OF THE SUB-CONTINENT
TODAY’S RALLY IS PEOPLES REFERENDUM AGAINST THE RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM AND THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN HAVE REJECTED THE BATON AND KALASHNIKOV SHARIAH, ALTAF HUSSAIN
Mr Altaf Hussain, founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) while addressing the huge mammoth historical rally organised by the MQM against religious extremism and baton and kalashnikov shariah has stated that this "Rally" is for Pakistan and is against those who are presenting a distorted image of true Islam and Pakistan and maligning both Islam and Pakistan before the World Community. ...More
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Muttahida Rally and International Media
Pakistanis Rally Against Mosque, Washington Post
Mass rally in Pakistan against radical mosque, CNN
Karachi mass rally opposes "religious terrorists", Washington Post
Radical mosque's crackdown spurs protest, The Globe
Pakistanis protest anti-vice campaign, USA Today
Karachi witnesses protests over Lal Masjid, Daily India
MQM rally flays 'self-styled' Sharia, Gulf News.com
Pakistanis Rally Against Mosque, abc News
Karachi Mass Rally Opposes "Religious Terrorists", The New York Times
Pakistanis Rally Against Mosque, SFGate
Pakistanis Rally Against Mosque, New York Times
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Boston.com
Pakistanis Rally Against Mosque, Chicago Tribune
Pakistanis rally against mosque, chron.com
BBC مدرسہ حفصہ کے خلاف کراچی ریلی
MQM stages rally against radical Islamism, Times Now. TV
Karachi protest at Sharia mosque, BBC
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Kentucky.Com
Pakistanis rally against Talibanesque mosque, The Gazzete
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Oregon.com
Pakistanis Rally Against Mosque, Guardian unlimited
Pakistanis rally against mosque, General Gazzete
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Pennlive.com
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Herald.com
Pakistanis Rally Against Mosque, Star News Online
Pakistanis rally against mosque, M live.com
Pakistanis rally against mosque,Myrtel Beach online.com
Pakistanis rally against mosque, The Times Picayune
Pakistanis rally against mosque, News Tribune.com
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Denver Post
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Macon Telegraph
Pakistanis rally against mosque, Contra Costa Time
Rally and the dichotomy, Editorial Daily Dawn (17 April 2007)
A mammoth rally, Editorial The Nation (17 April 2007)
Altaf Hussain ‘offers’ Nazimship to Prof Ghafoor, The News
Massive rally against ‘Lal Masjid Sharia’ Daily Dawn
Altaf slams 'stick-wielding Shariat', The Nation
Shia Sunni bhai bhai,’ they cried. ‘Zabardasti Shariat kahan se ayee?’, Daily Times
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LIVE TIME TO TIME UPDATE OF MUTTAHIDA RALLY
15 April 2007
05.46pm (PST) Founder and Leader Mr. Altaf Hussain has started his telephonic address
05.34pm Dr, Farooq Sattar Deputy Convenor MQM, has started his speech.
05.30pm Shaikh Liaquat Hussain, Deputy Convenor MQM, has started his speech.
05.28pm Mohammad Tahir Khokhar, Organiser MQM Azad Kashmir has started his speech.
05.25pm Ashfaq Mangi, Joint Incharge of ISTC (Interior Sindh Tanzeemi Committee) has started his speech.
05.20pm Roshan Khan Advocate, Organiser MQM NWFP has started his speech.
05.15pm Aaazan Ka Waqfa (Aazan Break)
05.13pm Yousuf Shahwani, Organiser MQM Balochistan has started his speech
05.12pm Dr. Lala Rukh Mustafa, Organiser MQM Women Wing Punjab has started her speech.
05.09pm Molana Siraj-ul-Haq Qadri, Chairman Pakistan Sunni Movement has started his speech.
05.07pm Molana Asad Devbandi, Jamia Binoria Site has started his speech.
05.05pm Molana Ameer Abdullah Farooqui,Jamaat Ahal-e-Hadith has started his speech.
05.00pm Muttahida rally has been started by the recitation verses of Holy Quran and thereafter Prominent Shiat cleric Allama Oan Naqvi, Jafria Alliance has started his speech to the participants of the rally.
04:45pm The front row of the rally has reached its destination, i.e. finishing point near Tibet Centre. The program is about to begin formally with the recitation of the Holy Quran to be followed with speeches. Molana Abdul Khaliq Pirzada will recite the Holy Quran.
04.25pm The Rally has now reached near Nishat Cinema. Hundreds and thousands have now joined the rally and still joining. It is still not possible to see the far end of the rally or to accurately predict the attendance. All previous records broken.
04.15pm Rally has just passed the Capri Cinema and reached the Seventh Day Hospital on its way to Tibet Centre.
04.05 pm Rally presenting an image of historical success, mammoth crowd and large number of people still arriving to participate in the rally. All routes to the starting point of rally are choc-a-block. It is estimated that thousands have already joined the rally and thousands more are on their way travelling on buses, peoples carriers and other vehicles. Hundreds of buses still arriving via the National and Super Highway. Disciplined arrangements throughout the route being coordinated by workers of various wings of the MQM and the local administration.
03.40 pm Muttahida Rally begins from Guru Mandir in Karachi... The Rally is being led by MQM Deputy Convenor Dr Farooq Sattar, Incharge Coordination Committee Pakistan Anwar Alam, Joint Incharge Coordination Committee Pakistan Abdul Haseeb and Members of MQM Coordination Committee.
03.30 pm Several NGOs including human rights organisations and social associations and renowned ulemas of various schools of thought have announced their support to the Muttahida Rally and will be participating to demonstrate their solidarity with the peaceful protest rally. These include:
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRPC)
Pakistan Voluntary Help Nutrition Association
Business and Professional and Agricultural Women Association
Merchant Welfare Organisation
Basic urban service for Kachi abadies
Raasta (Development Consultant)
Pakistan institute for labour education
Women Peace Committee
Social Policy and development Centre
APWA (All Paksitan Women Associatin)
02.00pm Large number of peoples from all over Pakistan in general and people of Sindh in particular are assembling at the starting point of the Muttahida Rally at the Guru Mandir, Karachi. Huge convoys of buses, cars and motorcyclist arriving from interior Sindh have arrived and more are on way. These participants are being received and welcomed by MQM office bearers at the Reception Camp and being directed and informed about the Rally. It is expected that very soon the Rally will begin to demonstrate the solidarity of the people in peacefully protesting against the imposition of baton and kalashinkov shariat at the Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa in Islamabad.
01.40pm Processions from the different parts of the Karachi have arrived at the starting point of the rally.
12.20pm Processions from Sukkur and Jacoabad have reached at the starting point of rally. Participents of the rally has party flags and portrait of Mr. Altaf Hussain in their hands and they are chaunting salogon in favour of MQM and against the religious extremism
11.30am Processions from
Hyderabad have reached Karachi.
11.15am: Processions frrom Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmor, Ghotki and Larkana have reached Karachi. Processions from the other parts of the Country specially from Interior Sindh consist Thousands of buses, cars and trucks are on the way.
10.30am:Motorcades and processions from Interior Sindh have started to arrive in Karachi.
3:40am: Members of Coordination Committee, MQM office bearers and workers are busy in preparation for the Rally. Several meetings have been held to organise each and every step of the administration of rally. Stage is being installed and decorated with banners and Pakistani and MQM flags. Special arrangements have been made for lighting and sound system. Reception camp, medical aid camp and water points have been set-up to facilitate the participants. The main camp is working at the Tibet Centre under the supervision of MQM office bearers who are overseeing the entire event.
3.30am : Several processions of MQM office bearers, workers and supporters have left their base on the way to join the Muttahida Rally in Karachi. These motorcades are arriving from Punjab, NWFP, Balochistan and Interior Sindh including Sukkur, Khairpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Ghotki and Larkana. It is anticipated that they will reach Karachi between 10 to 11 am. Processions from Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas will depart to Karachi in the early hours of Sunday. They will follow the designated route to arrive at the starting point of the Rally.
Route Map of Muttahida Rally
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MEETING With Mr. Altaf Hussain
(12, April 2007)
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of Baton and Kalashinkov Shariat has nothing to do with Islam – Altaf
People from all schools of thought and religious scholars must come forward
(10, April 2007)
London: 10th April 2007- MQM Founder & Leader Mr Altaf Hussain said that MQM alone is not responsible to raise its voice against
religious fanaticism and kalashinkov shariat, people from all schools of thought must also feel their responsibility and come forward.He said that the activities and behaviour of the baton and kalashinkov wielding religious fanatics present in Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa where they are coercing and harassing the public in the name of Islam and Shariat has no resemblance with Islam and the Shariat of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) spread and preached Islam not on the basis of baton or kalashinkov but through peace and his pious and positive character. More
General Workers Meeting
(08 April 2007)
PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN WILL SUPPORT GOVERNMENT ACTION AGAINST THE ELEMENTS BEHIND THE BATON AND
KALASHINKOV SHARIAT IN LAL MASJID AND MADARSA HAFSA IN ISLAMABAD – ALTAF HUSSAIN
London: 8th April 2007 - MQM Founder & Leader Mr Altaf Hussain has stated that the people of Pakistan will not accept baton and kalashinkov shariat in the name of Islam and will support Government action against such elements. He stated this while addressing a mammoth public gathering organised in 17 zones of Sindh including Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar. More
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People will support govt action against extremists: Altaf Hussain, Daily dawn
Rejecting the imposition of ‘Sharia’ and a parallel judicial system by Lal Masjid in Islamabad, Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has declared that the people of Pakistan will fully support the government if it takes on religious extremists. More
PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN WILL NOT ACCEPT “KALASHINKOVI SHARIAT”
IN THE NAME OF ISLAM – ALTAF HUSSAIN (07 April 2007)
The people of Pakistan are devoted to the Allah Almighty, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Islam and strongly believe in tolerance, harmony and respect for humanity, therefore, they will not accept or allow any “kalashinkovi Shariat”...More
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into the extremists?
Editorial The News
to the militants (Daily Dawn)
By Kunwar Idris
Scared City, Daily Jang
By Nazeer Naji (14 April 2007)
Extremism in Islamabad, Daily Jang
By Nazeer Naji (10 April 2007)
PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN TO PARTICIPATE IN LARGE NUMBERS IN THE
MUTTAHIDA RALLY ON 15th APRIL 2007 TO SAVE THE COUNTRY
FROM THE CLUTCHES OF EXTREMISM – ALTAF HUSSAIN
London – 14th April 2007
MQM Founder & Leader Mr Altaf Hussain has appealed to the people of Pakistan in general and the people of Sindh in particular to participate in large numbers in the Muttahida Rally on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 2pm to show their solidarity and prove that they are liberal and reject the baton and kalashinkov shariat and religious extremism. He quoted the verse of the Holy Quran where the Allah Almighty proclaims, "Let there be no compulsion in religion". The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) never used baton, sword or any form of kalashinkov to spread the peaceful message of Islam. In fact he spread Islam through his character, practice, love, affection and peaceful preaching. More
عصمت فروش کون؟
The creeping coup, By Zaffar Abbas
ISLAMABAD, March 30: The primary theatre of battle may still be North and South Waziristan, as evidenced by the Pakistani Taliban’s recent bloody assault on the settled town of Tank that borders the tribal areas....
EXTREMISM AND VIOLENCE BY A FEW
EXTREMIST ELEMENTS IN ISLAMABAD IS NOT ONLY DEFAMING
PAKISTAN BUT ISLAM AS WELL - ALTAF HUSSAIN
(02 April 2007)
Mr. Altaf Hussain, founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has appealed to the journalists, columnists, intellectuals, lawyers, religious scholars, human rights organisations, women rights organisations, other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the people of the country to unite, demonstrate their solidarity and raise their voice against those manifesting and fostering religious extremism under the rubrics of Islam...More | Click here for Urdu News