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Complaint filed against Sultan Masjid Imam for instigating violence

January 9, 2011

Karachi citizens at Darakshan Police Station supporting the complaint for inciting violence

KARACHI: Today at around 1 pm, a large group of citizens of Karachi went to the Darakhshan Police Station to lodge a complaint against Sultan Mosque cleric Munir Ahmed Shakir for provoking people’s sentiments and inciting violence during his Friday sermon.

The complainants are barrister/journalist Ali K Chishti, joined by PPP MNA Sherry Rehman and the murdered Governor Salmaan Taseer’s son Shaan Taseer.

The police were cooperative and polite. They said that their plainclothes personnel do regularly monitor the mosques for hate speech etc. and that they will investigate the matter seriously and file a proper FIR within a few days. They said that the last time someone had filed a complaint against a cleric at that station was some years ago.

Ali Chishti, who initiated the complaint, said that even if nothing came of the complaint, it was symbolic in nature. “We have to get the message across that those who go around declaring others non-Muslims, or instigating violence, will not get away with it. There will be legal action taken against them”.

Video footage of the event (incl several repeat shots) at Express 24/7 here and a brief report at Express Tribune website

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  1. August 7, 2011 12:12 am

    To Head of by fax AUG 4TH 2011
    Pakistan High Comission , India
    2/50 G, Shantipath Chanakyapuri
    110021 New Delhi India
    Phone:+91-11-2611-0601+91-11- 2611-0603+91-11-2611-0605+91- 11-2467-6004+91-11-2467-8467
    Fax:+91-11-2687-2339 Email:Pak hc@nda.vsnl.net.in Website URL:www.mofa.gov.pk/india
    From Desk of YOUSUF EJAZ AGE 33 S/O OF LATE EJAZ OMER*
    old no 9 new no 17 PERIYA ANNA MAISTRY STREET PERIA MET 2ND floor next to
    electrical transformer CHENNAI-600 001 T.N INDIA. CALL+91-044-42161646
    9962877115 mail-irwltd@gmail.com*
    Respected Sir,
    It was my duty to inform & put into notice that my Wife Ayesha D/o of KHALID VOHRA has gone to Pakistan-from Delhi dt 23 Dec 2010 by bus to Lahore-to-Karachi,t o meet my in-law KHALID VHORA who was doing business in Kanpur Global Cargo he has faced business loss & looted several people in shipping Industry & quietly shifted to Karachi he is also wanted by UP POLICE.
    Now my wife is not coming & blackmails me that she will not give my Son MD UMAR YOUSUF AGE 6 years.
    I request you to kindly forward this Complaint to Pakistan High commission in ISLAMABAD & Karachi.
    I have already forwarded all doc to Head of Pakistan consulate in Delhi India & commissioner of police Chennai & Delhi UP.
    My wife younger sister is staying in Kanpur civil line Gokul app India with his husband Akbar Vohra 09336113752.
    So as per responsible citizen of India I have informed & I request you also to forward my complaint to Pakistan consulate t o depot my son & wife & in-laws back to India that it should be a lesson to them who spoil our country & religion name.
    Family information of my wife Ayesha Khalid
    Is Indian & working in a school in Karachi?
    She is an Indian how can she work?
    Father name NOW HAVE STELLED IN PAKISTAN Karachi SADAR GOL MARKET HABIB BULDING
    MR KHLALID VOHRA s/o ABDUL RASHEEID VOHRA
    Indian working in Pakistan with RAYHAN VOHRA
    He is an Indian how can he work?
    Mother Yasmin Khalid
    At address RASHID AHMED AWAL 2/2 NORTH NIZAMABAD KIRACHI PAKISTAN
    Brother ABDUL KHALID RAHMAN
    Indian working in Pakistan with RAYHAN VOHRA?
    Younger Sister INDIAN NIDA Khalid working in Karachi?
    Relatives in Pakistan.
    Ameren Akbar KHALA OF AYESHA KHALID Stays in Karachi defense
    RAHID AHMED AWAL GRAND FATHER OF AYESHA KHALID
    SHOIAL/MAHBOOB/RAYHAN MAMU OF AYESHA KHALID At address RASHID AHMED AWAL 2/2 NORTH NIZAMABAD KIRACHI PAKISTAN
    DO YOU NEED ANY MORE IMFORMATION?
    SIR U KEEP THEM ALL & INCREASE CRIME IN YOUR COUNTRY ONLY GIVE ME MY SON
    MD UMAR YOUSUF OR GIVE ME LAST OPTION
    Last option
    If after submitting you so many proofs You Head of Pakistan embassy in Delhi that it is your duty to reboot people who come to your country but you, have made open gates for criminals of world, who commit crime & settle in Pakistan.
    So change your country Name to PAKISTAN TO NA-PAKISTAN because you are making industry of making DAWOOD IBRAHIM it is true which taste bitter.
    If after submitting you so many proofs if you cannot trace them you give me visa for 23 hours I challenge you that I will trace them & hand it over to you.
    If whole world is also against me ONE ALLHA is enough for me & who can harm me is ALLHA is with me & who will save you if whole universes are with you & ALLHA is against you.
    YOUSUF EJAZ 09962877115/ 044 42161646

  2. August 7, 2011 12:10 am

    To Head of by fax AUG 4TH 2011
    Pakistan High Comission , India
    2/50 G, Shantipath Chanakyapuri
    110021 New Delhi India
    Phone:+91-11-2611-0601+91-11- 2611-0603+91-11-2611-0605+91- 11-2467-6004+91-11-2467-8467
    Fax:+91-11-2687-2339 Email:Pak hc@nda.vsnl.net.in Website URL:www.mofa.gov.pk/india

    From Desk of YOUSUF EJAZ AGE 33 S/O OF LATE EJAZ OMER*
    old no 9 new no 17 PERIYA ANNA MAISTRY STREET PERIA MET 2ND floor next to
    electrical transformer CHENNAI-600 001 T.N INDIA. CALL+91-044-42161646
    9962877115 mail-irwltd@gmail.com*
    Respected Sir,

    It was my duty to inform & put into notice that my Wife Ayesha D/o of KHALID VOHRA has gone to Pakistan-from Delhi dt 23 Dec 2010 by bus to Lahore-to-Karachi,t o meet my in-law KHALID VHORA who was doing business in Kanpur Global Cargo he has faced business loss & looted several people in shipping Industry & quietly shifted to Karachi he is also wanted by UP POLICE.
    Now my wife is not coming & blackmails me that she will not give my Son MD UMAR YOUSUF AGE 6 years.
    I request you to kindly forward this Complaint to Pakistan High commission in ISLAMABAD & Karachi.
    I have already forwarded all doc to Head of Pakistan consulate in Delhi India & commissioner of police Chennai & Delhi UP.
    My wife younger sister is staying in Kanpur civil line Gokul app India with his husband Akbar Vohra 09336113752.
    So as per responsible citizen of India I have informed & I request you also to forward my complaint to Pakistan consulate t o depot my son & wife & in-laws back to India that it should be a lesson to them who spoil our country & religion name.

    Family information of my wife Ayesha Khalid
    Is Indian & working in a school in Karachi?
    She is an Indian how can she work?
    Father name NOW HAVE STELLED IN PAKISTAN Karachi SADAR GOL MARKET HABIB BULDING
    MR KHLALID VOHRA s/o ABDUL RASHEEID VOHRA
    Indian working in Pakistan with RAYHAN VOHRA
    He is an Indian how can he work?
    Mother Yasmin Khalid
    At address RASHID AHMED AWAL 2/2 NORTH NIZAMABAD KIRACHI PAKISTAN
    Brother ABDUL KHALID RAHMAN
    Indian working in Pakistan with RAYHAN VOHRA?
    Younger Sister INDIAN NIDA Khalid working in Karachi?
    Relatives in Pakistan.
    Ameren Akbar KHALA OF AYESHA KHALID Stays in Karachi defense
    RAHID AHMED AWAL GRAND FATHER OF AYESHA KHALID
    SHOIAL/MAHBOOB/RAYHAN MAMU OF AYESHA KHALID At address RASHID AHMED AWAL 2/2 NORTH NIZAMABAD KIRACHI PAKISTAN
    DO YOU NEED ANY MORE IMFORMATION?
    SIR U KEEP THEM ALL & INCREASE CRIME IN YOUR COUNTRY ONLY GIVE ME MY SON
    MD UMAR YOUSUF OR GIVE ME LAST OPTION

    Last option
    If after submitting you so many proofs You Head of Pakistan embassy in Delhi that it is your duty to reboot people who come to your country but you, have made open gates for criminals of world, who commit crime & settle in Pakistan.

    So change your country Name to PAKISTAN TO NA-PAKISTAN because you are making industry of making DAWOOD IBRAHIM it is true which taste bitter.

    If after submitting you so many proofs if you cannot trace them you give me visa for 23 hours I challenge you that I will trace them & hand it over to you.

    If whole world is also against me ONE ALLHA is enough for me & who can harm me is ALLHA is with me & who will save you if whole universes are with you & ALLHA is against you.

    YOUSUF EJAZ 09962877115/ 044 42161646

  3. readinglord permalink
    January 20, 2011 1:16 am

    I endorse and fully support the action taken against the hate-monger mullah though it is likely to prove only a symbolic one showing our sincerity against violence.

  4. Ahmed Bayat permalink
    January 16, 2011 7:34 am

    Nothing will happen against the cleric. NO FIR, NO SUO MOTO NOTICE, NO ACTION WHATSOEVER. Wait and see.

    • beenasarwar permalink*
      January 16, 2011 2:00 pm

      That remains to be seen. Meanwhile, should we take your comment as an endorsement of the statement or not?

  5. MilesToGo permalink
    January 15, 2011 11:36 pm

    Guys while you are at it – get hafiz saeed as well – he also incites violence and gives hate speech.

  6. Syed Shariq Imam permalink
    January 14, 2011 5:42 am

    we should proceed to concerned area Judicial Magistrate for filing of private complaint under section 200 of Criminal Procedure Code.

  7. Shujauddin Qureshi permalink
    January 11, 2011 3:48 pm

    I fully agree with K Khan. I also fail to understand, why police need time. I request Ali Chisti and other friends to press the police to register formal FIR (on the proforma) against the Mullah, who is already notorious of spreading hate speeches. I personally know that he has been delivering venomous speeches against all sects particularly against Shias and Brelevi sects. Once I went to offer Juma prayers, he used very filthy language against other sects and he was very pro-Taliban in his Juma sermons. But the unfortunate things is that every mosque in this city, particularly in posh localities these times of Mullahs have full control.

  8. tahira mussarat hussain permalink
    January 11, 2011 2:22 pm

    we stand together

  9. January 11, 2011 1:50 pm

    Hum Honge Kamayab Aik Din!

  10. Aziz permalink
    January 11, 2011 1:47 pm

    Good Job. The next thing you know all of us libs. will be fatwa’ed non muslims and will be declared ….whatever it is that the mullahs declare….

  11. K Aga permalink
    January 11, 2011 1:21 pm

    FIR has to be cut, or there will be no action taken and this whole effort will have been meaningless…hope it is done so…this looks like stone walling and surprised that a barrister would fall for it…why do the police need a few days to cut an FIR…it is something that can easily be done on the spot against a complaint recording the complainants’ grievance

  12. January 11, 2011 12:55 pm

    sowing prejudice and hatred will yield more of the same only…
    in the holy book, that gets quoted so spuriously by the clerics to incite violence, it stresses on equality and justice countless times!

    let respect and love flourish at all costs!

  13. Syeda Quratulain Masood permalink
    January 11, 2011 9:28 am

    Great work. Its much needed that the moderate voice is heard loud and clear.

  14. January 11, 2011 7:07 am

    We stand in solidarity together.

  15. Shujauddin Qureshi permalink
    January 11, 2011 5:17 am

    Well done. We are with you.

  16. Ayesha~Hasan permalink
    January 9, 2011 11:29 pm

    Awesome action! Just added this blog to my blogroll.

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