A Complete Timeline of Faizabad Dharna (Rava Special Report)

A Complete Timeline of Faizabad Dharna (Rava Special Report)

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Supporters of the recently propelled religious political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik-Ya-Rasulallah (TLYR), outfitted with sticks and iron bars, obstructed the fundamental access to Islamabad since a week ago demanding the resignation of the country’s law minister and a strict adherence to blasphemy laws.  Driven by Khadim Hussain Rizvi of, no less than 3,000 nonconformists were organizing a sit-in on one of the primary thruways prompting the capital. The TYLR sit-in called the “Tajdar-e-Khatam-e-Nubawat Dharna” began as a rally in Lahore, which advanced towards Faizabad Interchange, the principle intersection amongst Islamabad and Rawalpindi a 22 days ago.

Team Rava presents a complete time-line of this dharna in this special report.

5th November

The capital organization had cautioned TLY and ST against taking any rally to Islamabad, saying a prohibition on1568780-faizabadblockade-1511644586-986-640x480 open social affairs had just been forced in the city. he gatherings were additionally educated that Parade Ground had been saved for such social occasions and holding a rally elsewhere in the capital would be unlawful. The coordinators had not looked for any consent for the rally or the sit-in.

8th November

The protesters blocked the expressway that connects Islamabad with Rawalpindi. Since then, the metro service has also been halted. According to the Metro Bus Authority (MBA), more than 100,000 people used the service between the twin cities daily.

9th November

Police enrolled a First Investigation Report against TLY pioneer Khadim Rizvi for a situation relating to the death of a newborn child. The baby’s family had not possessed the capacity to achieve the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) as a result of barricades set up because of the joint rally of the TLY and ST. Police had enlisted a FIR against Rizvi and different members of the challenge under Section 322 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which manages qatl-bis-sabab (inadvertent murder).

10th November

Islamabad police also register two more cases against the religious troop leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Pir Aijaz Afzal and other who are involve in the Islamabad protest. Furthermore, a private TV assigned the challenging pioneers for a situation relating to savagery against its team. As indicated by the FIR, the media group was assaulted, tormented, debilitated and their vehicles were additionally crushed. The dissenters had likewise grabbed their cameras, the grumbling expressed. The second case was held up on the dissension of Magistrate Ghulam Murtaza Chandio for the infringement of Section 144 by the nonconformists, alongside different charges. Both the cases were enrolled at the I9 Police Station.

12th November

Government would utilize every single conceivable intend to influence the religious gatherings holding a Protest at Faizabad to move to Parade Avenue or some other place. “Otherwise we will have no option but to go for the administrative solution as the government cannot allow any group to restrict the fundamental rights of the citizens. However, the protesters want a dead body or ‘shaheed’ [martyr] to achieve their goal” Said by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal

Pakistani riot policemen arrest an activist (C) from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country's capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Pakistani riot policemen arrest an activist (C) from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017.
Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country’s capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

15th November

the dissenting pastors had moved toward the legal and appealed to in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for the “execution” of their requests. In its request of submitted in the IHC, TLY requested: “It is unassumingly supplicated that this Hon’ble Court while permitting the writ appeal, coordinate the government, spoke to by the respondents to distribute and pitch the request report put together by Raja Zafarul Haq, and the guilty parties so decided in that, may generously be continue against under the pertinent laws.”

16th November

the Islamabad High Court had coordinated tehreek-e-Labaik to cancel its sit-in. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the bearing while at the same time hearing the request of documented by the religious gathering. Equity Siddiqui guided the challenging pastors to instantly abandon the trade and show regard for the law while he heard the case. 

17th November

The government gave a last warning to the protesters to step back and vacant the area, nevertheless government failed in to the operation to get back the vacant area. Next day morning the district government ordered the authorities to take the realist steps to clear the area immediately. Also Government ordered all the hospital to cancel the staffs leave application until the next instruction and also government call the Punjab rangers to perform duty with the police.

18th November

Chairman of the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman request the government and the religious troops protesters to find the idealist way to solve this issue “as a prolonged protest could turn into a major crisis for both sides.” Although both side did not give any response on the Rehmans request. In the meantime, interior minister gave a hope to face off between the religios troops and the security forces would be the end with in a day. But they failed.

A Pakistani protester of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group throws a tear gas shell back towards police during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country's capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

A Pakistani protester of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group throws a tear gas shell back towards police during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017.
Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country’s capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

20th November

the administration mixed to secure the help of religious pioneers and ulema from over the political range in an offer to arrange a tranquil end to the sit-in. Be that as it may, a meeting between delegates of the dissenters and government clergymen held at Punjab House was not able make any leap forward.

21st November

The Supreme Court Pakistan took suo motu notice against the protesters

22nd November

“military would comply with the administration’s choice” addressed by the Pakistan Army spokesperson on that PAKISTAN-UNREST-RELIGION-PROTESTissue. In comments discharged to the media, Inter-Services Public Relations boss Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that while it is desirable over address the circumstance through tranquil means, the military would submit to whatever choice the administration took. Saying that the common and military administrations were in agreement when it went to the nation’s security, he said that the armed force was compelled by a solemn obligation to do the administration’s directions.

23rd November

the leader of a board entrusted by the legislature to think of an agreeable answer for the waiting sit-in presented his suggestions to the concerned specialists. In any case, an agent of the board grumbled that the legislature was deferring its execution. Sources said that the board of trustees had offered the legislature similar proposals that had just been exhibited by the administration to pioneers of TLY. The legislature had offered to change the arrangement of the law serve, or send him on clear out. Be that as it may, the two recommendations were turned around the sit-in’s pioneers. As indicated by sources, the advisory group had expressed that the law minster ought to be viewed as pure until demonstrated liable. All sides would acknowledge the report of a Raja Zafarul Haq-drove advisory group examining the issue and that further move would be made once the report’s discoveries and proposals are concluded, it recommended.

24th November

the high court issued a notice contempt of court to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal over his failure to take steps ordered by the court to end the protesters. district administration gave a final warning to protesters. Following up on its requests, and after sharp feedback from the Supreme Court, law masters conveyed around the sit-in seized sustenance implied for the members of the sit-in. Lights around the setting had just been killed before the crackdown

25th NOVEMBER: SATURDAY CRACKDOWN EVENT

9:am

A notice issued by the Ministry of Interior had said an adequate number of troops, to be controlled by the Commander of the 111 Brigade, were being conveyed in the funding to help common experts in keeping up lawfulness.

Pakistani riot policemen chase protesters from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country's capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Pakistani riot policemen chase protesters from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017.
Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country’s capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

The troops have been sent in help of common power under Article 245 of the Constitution and will stay in Islamabad until the point that further request. The armed force’s announcement recorded down three key focuses such as the armed force called attention to that the police has not been “ideally used” while managing the dissenters of Tehreek-e-Labaik, It additionally expressed that the Rangers have not been given composed guidelines for their sending as opposed to the assertion that a composed request would be required for their organization and Referring to the Islamabad High Court arrange, the report additionally said that the high court had banished the utilization of guns against the protestors and calling the armed force in infers the utilization of power. The announcement has then requested an elucidation on the issue.

11:am

A meeting between armed force chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is required to happen later in the day. The armed force boss flew back to Pakistan subsequent to stopping his United Arab Emirates trip.  The head of armed force staff (COAS) rang the chief on Saturday to educate him against the utilization regarding control over the protestors.

DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor had expressed that savagery would be against national intrigue and attachment and citing the COAS said the issue ought to be settled gently.

The edgy government had gotten out the armed force after a fruitless operation to scatter many activists of a religious gathering outdoors at a blood vessel movement convergence of the elected capital since the begin of this current month.

12:pm

Prior on Saturday, the specialists at last propelled an operation to recover Faizabad crossing point from Tehreek-e-Labbaik dissidents following quite a while of arrangements and prodding by the courts, yet the police activity just duplicated the administration’s issues in the midst of a compounding lawfulness circumstance in Islamabad and different urban areas.

A Pakistani protester from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group runs past a burning tent during a clash with police in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country's capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

A Pakistani protester from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group runs past a burning tent during a clash with police in Islamabad on November 25, 2017.
Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country’s capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Toward the day’s end, no less than six dissenters had been affirmed dead, while more than 200 individuals – including dissidents and law masters were harmed. Every one of the six fatalities occurred in Rawalpindi and four of the expired were recognized as Zohaib, Jahanzeb, Irfan and Adeel.

2:30 pm

The protest was spread in other cities of Pakistan such as larkana, Hyderabad, Karachi, sukkur and khairpur in an hour, the religious troops sit on the main roads and highways as well. protests Distress in the government capital overflowed to Karachi, as dissenters faithful to a similar religious gatherings rioted denouncing the Faizabad operation. The nonconformists blocked streets and exhibited at the Numaish activity crossing point in the city’s bustling Saddar region. The challenges later spread to different parts of the karachi, including Teen Talwar, Boat Basin, NIPA, Shahrah-I-Faisal close Stargate and Nursery, Hub River Road and Hassan Square, where the two tracks of the street were shut for movement.

3 pm

All the news channels were shut down by the PEMRA as well as social stopped working all over the Pakistan including Facebook, twitter, you tube, daily motion and Instagram, the reason to portray the bad image of Pakistan in the world. When the media regularity authority issued a notice to turn off all the channels at the time immediately news channels went off air.

A Pakistani policeman fires at protesters from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group gather during clashes in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country's capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

A Pakistani policeman fires at protesters from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group gather during clashes in Islamabad on November 25, 2017.
Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters in Islamabad on November 25 as they moved to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country’s capital for weeks. The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

SATURDAY: AFTER THE FAILURE CRACKDOWN

26th November

After the Failure Saturday crackdown against the religious troops in Islamabad and Rawalpindi intersection, the administration urged the director general Punjab rangers to control the violence and vacant the area. In previous when the government moved to take action against the protesters, it spread all over the cities of Pakistan and they got paralyzed the country due to roadblock and sit-in. however, Pakistan army rejected to involve in the crackdown during a meeting between during a meeting between army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

In this backdrop, the Ministry of Interior on Sunday issued a notification to deploy the Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) in aid of civil forces in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to handle the situation.

Through the notification, Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) DG Major General Naveed Hayat Khan was appointed as the overall in-charge to handle and clear the sit-in at Faizabad and other places with effect from November 26 to December 3, 2017.

After the notice, troops of the paramilitary power were conveyed at the sit-in site. Prior, the police and the FC were driving the charge and the Rangers were kept at the backend. In the interim, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal spoke to individuals to separate themselves from components ‘making turmoil’ as he offered the protestors and by hold converses with the legislature. “The legislature is prepared to hold exchange with the general population of Faizabad sit-in,” he said while conversing with the state-possessed Pakistan Television (PTV)

In the wake of holding converses with the sit-in pioneers through its own board, the administration a week ago informed a six-part pastors council to hold transactions with the protestors who have been requesting abdication of Law Minister Zahid Hamid for supposedly changing administrators’ pledge concerning admission of the Finality of Prophet hood. n The council had held various sessions with the protestors and furthermore prescribed to the administration to expel the law serve until the point when test into the affirmed change in pledge finished. Be that as it may, the administration evidently declined the recommendation. Iqbal said Pakistan was battling a war against fear mongering and asserted that some hostile to Pakistan components were utilizing the exercises of dissenters to slander the nation.

“I appeal to the nation to distance itself from elements spreading unrest in the country,” he added.

27th November: Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigned

After a long week war has ended and when the government saw the capital city is paralysed and many people losing their live in the protest, therefore government eventually accept the demands of the Faizabad protesters.

The minister’s resignation comes in the result of Saturday’s bot­ched operation against dissidents at Faizabad and ‘effective arrangements’ with pioneers of the exhibition late Sunday night, official sources and state supporter PTV say. Six individuals were slaughtered while hundreds were harmed amid the operation that was in the long run suspended.

Tahreek-e-Labaiks leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi during press conference at the protest site ordered his followers all over the country to end the protest and go home. He also announced an end to the strike being observed today and called for opening businesses and shops.Rizvi said he and his followers had set out towards the capital solely for the protection of Khatm-i-Nabuwwat. He alleged that propaganda had been done against his group to create the impression that they had been sent by someone to Islamabad.

The army chief and his representative Maj Gen Faiz Hameed acted as guarantors for the agreement, Rizvi said.He lashed out at media representatives for not showing his press conference live.

DEMANDS AGREED BY THE GOVERNMENT

The government has agreed to the following demands of Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) in order to end the sit-in, according to a document circulating among journalists bearing signatures of the protest leaders and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, among others.

 

  1. Remove Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid from his position immediately. “Tehreek-i-Labaik will issue no fatwa [religious decree] of any kind against him.”
  2. The report prepared by Raja Zafarul Haq-led committee will be made public within 30 days and whoever is named in the report for being responsible for the change in the election oath will be acted against under the law.d
  3. All protesters arrested between November 6 until the end of the sit-in from across the country will be released within one to three days according to legal requirements. The cases registered against them and the house arrests imposed on them will be ended.
  4. An inquiry board will be established to probe and decide what action to take against the government and administration officials over the operation conducted by security forces against protesters on Saturday, November 25. The inquiry should be completed within 30 days and action will be taken against those found responsible.
  5. The federal and provincial governments will determine and compensate for the loss of government and private assets incurred from November 6 until the end of the sit-in.
  6. The points already agreed to concerning the Government of Punjab will be fully implemented.
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