FC deployment in sensitive areas demanded
PESHAWAR: The Tehreek Nifaz Figah-i-Jafria on Monday demanded the deployment of the Frontier Corps at most sensitive areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Muharram to ensure peace and protection of mourning processions.[TOP]
TNFJ leader and Muharram committee provincial convener Allama Malik Ajlal Haider Al-Haideri told reporters at thePeshawar Press Club that the government should meet his panel`s 17-point charter of demands on Muharram security and act accordingly.
He demanded the installation of close circuit television cameras and walkthrough gates besides the deployment of police commandos and FC personnel on the routes of mourning processions to ensure the security of participants.
Allama Haideri also called for a complete ban on the activities of banned outfits operating under different names.
He asked political parties to suspend their activities until Ashura and said the government should ensure the smooth supply of natural gas, electricity and water to mourning processionroutes.
The TNFJ leader said the use of hate material, making of provocative speeches and misuse of loudspeakers should be banned immediately, while the lawenforcement agencies should ensure protection to Shias during mourning processions, especially passing through the Kohati Masjid area to prevent the 1992like violence.
He said the media should advocate peace during Muharram.
Allama Haideri said the government should avoid restricting the people`s movement unnecessarily in the name of security checks and should allow the people to go ahead after checking their national identity cards and other relevant documents at checkpoints.He also urged scholars of different sects to help create interfaith harmony and tolerance.
Also in the day, the International Research Council for Religious Affairs, an organisation of ulema of dif ferent sects, unveiled a 10-point `code of conduct`it formulated for the consideration of the law-enforcement agencies to maintain peace in Muharram.
IRCRA executive director Maulana Tahmeed Jan told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that his organisation was making efforts to maintain a close liaison with various sects to discourage religious hatre d.
He demanded of the government to implement the national action plan on security in letter and spirit.Accompanied by Peshawar University`s former vice-chancellor Prof Qibla Ayaz, Maulana Ihsan Junaidi, Maulana Maqsood Ahmed Salfi, Maulana Mohammad Qaisar, Maulana Shahidullah Junaidi, Allama Ghulam Ali Sherazi and others, the IRCRA executive director said it was the duty of all stakeholders to discourage religious extremism.
About the 10-point `code of conduct`, he said using the name of religion for terrorism, sectarianism and extremism was against the teachings of Islam and law of the land.
He said none of the sects had the right to speak against others and therefore, the government should take stern action against hatemonger.