LAHORE 05-Jan-2017: Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi got released on Thursday. A large number of followers gathered in Masjid-E-Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen, Multan Road Lahore where he arrived after Maghrib prayer. Rose petals were showered on him along with passionate slogans of Labaik, Labaik, Ya Rasool Allah (صلی اللہ علیک وسلم) Labaik. After Isha prayer a ceremony started with recitation of Darood Sharif on seeds to welcome the Allama Sahib and other Muslims who were arrested the day before. After that leaders of the Tahrik-R-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (صلی اللہ علیک وسلم) and arrestees made speeches.
One speaker informed that Police indiscriminately arrested all people wearing a beard. Some Deobandi and Wahabi people were also locked up along with the rally people. Those people kept on requesting that they were arrested by mistake as they were not part of the rally. A very interesting situation arose when inspector came in the morning and asked those people to stand up who were not part of the rally. Then some people stood up. Upon this inspector said that he just wanted to see the perfect Muslims but had no plan to free them sooner anyway.
Sweets were distributed among the participants while the process of welcoming arrestees kept on. Allama Khadim Hussain Sahib informed that he were offered to be released on Wednesday night but he refused to go unless all arrestees are freed first. After assurance from the authorities that every one will be freed, he accepted his release. All arresstees were welcomed with slogans and Allama Khadim Sahib hugged every one in admiration.
LAHORE 04-Jan-2017: Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi has been arrested in Lahore. He was returning to Lahore from Karachi to lead the Labaik Ya Rasool Allah rally. The rally was organized in response to the annual vigil held by Civil Society Network Pakistan in liberty roundabout. The rally was planned to start from Kalmah chowk and end at Liberty roundabout. The police had earlier closed the area with containers. The peaceful workers of Tahreek e Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (صلی اللہ علیک وسلم) were arrested in large numbers after shelling and baton charge. Protests started against brutal use of force in Lahore and Karachi. In Lahore the protest place was near Babu Sabu motorway interchange under leadership of Allama Farooq ul Hassan. Meanwhile protesters recorded sitdown before Karachi Press Club.
The way rally has been handled is shameful for our democratic government. There are countless statements by our politician that peaceful protest is right of every citizen. Why this right is not granted to Tahreek Labaik Yarasool Allah (صلی اللہ علیک وسلم) participants?