For the last 3 days, supporters of an Islamic fundamentalist party have been raging on the streets of Pakistan. Roads have become like battlegrounds. The worst condition is in Lahore. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets. Seven people have died in clashes between Islamic fundamentalists of police and security forces. This figure can also be very high because many unconfirmed videos are surfacing on social media in which the Pakistani army is seen mounting military vehicles on protesters. #CivilWarinPakistan is trending on Twitter. 2 policemen have also been killed, over 300 injured. Let us understand why there is a mutiny on the streets of Pakistan.
The monster of religious fanaticism and terrorism which Pakistan has brought up since its existence is now scorching it like Bhasmasur. There are situations like the civil war on the streets. To understand the real reason, it is necessary to understand briefly the game of religious fundamentalism and terrorism in Pakistan. Pakistan continued to irrigate Islamic fundamentalism since its existence. He went beyond that and used terrorism against India which is still continuing. Now these seeds sown by him have turned into Bish Bells. Sometimes this venom bell grabs him as well. As soon as he gets out of his grip after a little pecking, he starts the same dangerous game again.
Pakistan tasting its own poison
Pakistan is tasting its own poison, yet it hardly takes a lesson because its nature is to use religious bigotry and terrorism as a tool. If it were to improve, it would have stopped supporting terrorism after the child genocide in the Peshawar school terror attack in 2014, but what would it be like to improve Pakistan? Pakistan has been pretending to take action against terrorism from time to time to avoid dusting the eyes of the international community and getting itself blacklisted by the FATF. Due to his antics, the religious fundamentalist elements have continued to be encouraged. This time also, the same religious fundamentalists are playing brick by brick of the Government of Pakistan.
What is the matter
At the center of the current mutiny in Pakistan is a controversial cartoon printed by Prophet Mohammed last year in a French magazine. The radical Islamic party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) gave the Imran government a deadline of 20 April for immediate repatriation to the French ambassador. If not, then from April 20, a nationwide agitation was warned. But before that, the head of TLP Maulana Saad Hussain Rizvi was arrested on Monday. His arrest provoked his supporters and took him to the streets. Stones, sabotage, and arson started everywhere. Violent clashes broke out with protesters with the army, police, and security forces.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Government of Pakistan announced the banning of Tehreek-e-Labbak under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Home Minister Sheikh Rashid told reporters that Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) is being banned under Rule 11-B of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997. The proposal sent by the government has been approved. Activists of the radical Islamic organization have been further infuriated by this announcement. On the other hand, the army and police have also been forced to suppress them.