#BlasphemyIsNotCrime #HinduismPakistan #HindusPakistan
Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) march from Lahore to Islamabad — which started on Wednesday as a form of protest against Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders’ announcement to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures — has reached the town of Dina in Jhelum district.
The party is demanding that the government expel the Netherlands’ ambassador to Pakistan from the country in protest against the competition.
Comprising hundreds of supporters of the religiopolitical party, the rally arrived in Dina on Thursday on its way to the capital via G.T. Road. Commuters are experiencing heavy traffic jams on routes leading to Islamabad because of the march.
The capital administration has started bringing in containers to secure the red zone before the protesters reach there.
The Islamabad Capital Territory Police had requested 2,000 Frontier Corps (FC) personnel but so far only 700 have arrived to assist them.
“The emotions of all Muslims against blasphemous caricatures are the same,” Chaudhry, the information minister added. “A joint front is imperative against blasphemy.”
#Pakistan's new Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari condemns a blasphemous cartoon competition in the Netherlands but is silent about #Pakistan's #Blasphemy Law which puts Pakistani Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs & many others at risk every day. https://t.co/fu2UZHEwiR
— Farahnaz Ispahani (@fispahani) August 21, 2018
— Raif Badawi ⚜️🍁 (@raif_badawi) August 18, 2018
Hate to break it to you, PM Khan, but the West cares less about pain caused by blasphemy than you do about people being killed by #blasphemy laws (which obviously isn't enough). Real pain is when you're bleeding.
Free & just societies have #FreeSpeech, not the #ThugsVeto. https://t.co/iFNYGRmtP2
— Dave Pellowe 🇦🇺 (@DavePellowe) August 30, 2018
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) August 29, 2018