At around 2 am on 17th June 2014, Punjab Police raided the Minhaj ul Quran International Secretariat in Model Town, Lahore. They claimed that their purpose was to removed the barriers and security detail of the secretariat, however the officials of Minhaj ul Quran produced a court order which was issued in 2011 by the then Punjab Government for installing security barriers around the secretariat due to terrorist threats.
When the workers and supporters of Minhaj ul Quran asked the police for a written order, the police failed to produce any. The police was adamant to remove the security barriers without any authority when everyone knows that Lahore is under Red Alert due to the threats of terrorist attacks and Minhaj ul Quran International has always been on the target of terrorists due to Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri`s bold Fatwa against Terrorism and Suicide Bombings.
What followed afterwards is simply state terrorism against unarmed civilians. Punjab Police opened straight fire on unarmed protesters, smashed ambulances carrying injured, arrested and tortured civilians, all in attempt to illegally sub due the unarmed protesters.
This is no longer an operation, an illegal operation mind you to remove security barriers, this is full fledged state terrorism against unarmed civilians who dared to raise their voice against the oppression of state.
We fight for humanity, against injustice , for Revolution.
Great pharoahs came and are now dust, their legacy vanished, whereas the struggle and efforts of brave revolutionaries from time immemorial still live on.
It is however commendable to see that inspite of police brutality, the workers and supporters of Minhaj ul Quran have showed moral fortitude and excellence by offering water and break fast to the very same police officers who are charging against them. Seldom do we get to see such sights.
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