On Saturday, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud group released a detailed statement, via its official Umar Media, sympathizing with the Pakistani Far-Right Islamist group Tehrik Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).
The TTP statement praises the president of TLP, Mullah Khadim Rizvi, for his stance on the ‘sanctity of Prophethood’ and sympathizes with TLP’s supporters for taking the fight to the Pakistani state. It calls on Pakistani citizens to reject democracy and join the fight against the state of Pakistan.
The TLP is a Far-Right Islamist group in Pakistan that is known for its street power and its aggressive stance against the Ahmaddiya community in the country. The group recently incited violent riots in Pakistan over the acquittal of Christian Pakistani citizen Asia Bibi in a fake blasphemy case that was thrown out by Pakistan’s Supreme Court.
The chief of TLP, Mullah Khadim Rizvi, is notorious for his abusive speeches not only against Ahmaddiya and Christian community but also against Pakistani leadership, including Pakistani PM Imran Khan, Chief of Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the top judges of Pakistan Supreme Court. He has been declared “reportedly corrupt” by Pakistan’s top intelligence agency the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Mullah Khadim Rizvi and other top leaders as well as many important supporters of the Far-Right group TLP were arrested earlier this month for calling for another series of country-wide violent riots over the acquittal of Asia Bibi.
Recently a Pakistani citizen filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan seeking contempt case against top TLP leaders, including Mullah Khadim Rizvi.
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