Case registered against Maulana Abdul Aziz, others after Afghan Taliban flag hoisted on Jamia Hafsa roof top
A case has been registered against Maulana Abdul Aziz, his collaborators and seminary students on Saturday after they hoisted Afghan Taliban flag on the roof top of Jamia Hafsa in Islamabad, reported Dawn.
According to the report, the case was registered with the Aabpara police station under section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), Section 124-A, sedition, and Section 188, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant, of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the arms ordinance.
The Islamabad Deputy Commissioner in a Twitter post confirmed that the case has been registered and the area has been cleared.
In a widely circulated video on Twitter, Aziz was threatening policemen with violence who came to remove the Afghan Taliban flag from the seminary roof top.
Meanwhile, a picture was also seen on Twitter in which hundreds of women clad in burka gathered on the roof top of the seminary where the flag was hoisted. Another picture showed Aziz who was sitting on a chair and holding a gun.
It is pertinent to mention that Twitter posts of August 20 showed that the Afghan Taliban flags had also been hoisted on the seminary roof top earlier.
Talking about a government action against Aziz, a social media user reminded people that "the 2007 military operation gave birth to the TTP [Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan]."
A former high commissioner to United Kingdom Professor Akbar Ahmed in his book Thistle and drone: America’s war on terror or war on tribal Islam observed that former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf’s decision to launch a military strike on Islamabad’s Lal Masjid in July 2007 was responsible for the creation of TTP, according to a Dawn report.