JI’s Mushtaq Ahmed, others booked for carrying out Gaza march

In Islamabad, legal action has been initiated against members of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, among them the former legislator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, for participating in a pro-Palestine march without administrative clearance.

The official complaint (FIR) accuses JI figures such as Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, Kashif Chaudhry, and Nasrullah Randhawa, as well as a crowd of around 500, of staging a rally and trying to breach the secure Red Zone. This contravened the restriction orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

The report stated that the crowd pushed past barriers and engaged in conflicts with law enforcement. It also noted that the demonstration, which took place on Suhrawardy Road, created obstructions for residents and included speeches considered to be against the state’s interests.

In a reaction to the case filing against them, Mushtaq Ahmed Khan took to Facebook to criticize the government and Islamabad’s police for charging them due to their protest against Israel’s actions in Gaza and the backing Israel receives from the United States.

He emphasized that no amount of governmental repression, fabricated allegations, detentions, or violence would deter the movement’s solidarity with Palestine.

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