Millions of Pakistani Muslims gathered in open fields and mosques on Thursday to pray for Eid al-Fitr, as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Strict Covid-19 laws are in effect, but worshippers in the port city of Karach could be seen closely packed together and kissing after prayers.
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People in Pakistan are angry with Prime Minister Imran Khan after he fails to fulfill the demands of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline religious group banned recently. TLP supporters burn the flag of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Lahore. Violent protests erupted in cities across Pakistan in which many security personnel and TLP cadres were killed. Things turned uncontrollable after the arrest of TLP chief Saad Hussain Rizvi on April 12. TLP, with its massive following across Pakistan, has been demanding expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan. It is opposing publication of blasphemous caricatures in Charlie Hebdo magazine and remarks about Islam and terrorism by French President Emmanuel Macron. Even though the government initially rejected TLP's demand and halted the talks, it now calls for a resolution in the National Assembly to expel French ambassador. The rise of Islamic fundamentalist outfits in Pakistan remains a major international concern.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the governments of Western countries to penalise those deliberately spreading their message of hate against Muslims by disrespecting the Prophet in the same way that they had outlawed any negative comment against the Holocaust. Khan, in a series of tweets said that Muslims cannot tolerate any kind of blasphemy in the honour of their Prophet.
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Violent protests reportedly gripped many cities in Pakistan after arrest of the chief of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party. Saad Rizvi has been leading protests against Pakistan's ties with France after the latter's President Emmanuel Macron made so-called 'blasphemous' comments. Macron had last year defended caricatures of Islamic figure Muhammad. TLP claims that the Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has failed to uphold its end of an agreement which aimed to put before the Parliament demands like expulsion of the French ambassador, and banning of French goods in the country. Watch the full video for more.
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Maoists in Chhattisgarh have released CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, after keeping him in their custody for five days; The Supreme Court dismissed two separate pleas filed by the Maharashtra government and former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh challenging CBI probe against him; Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Pakistan Cabinet rejects ECC decision to allow imports from India. West Bengal reports more than 80%, Assam reports more than 73% voter turnout. Mamata Banerjee asks BJP to control the ‘goons’ who are heckling women journalists. PM Modi says people have decided that Mamata Banerjee has to go. The third phase of vaccination begins, cases keep surging. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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CNN’s KFile has preserved a since-deleted Facebook Live post from 2019 showing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene – then a conservative activist – standing outside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s locked office taunting her to come out and “get rid of your diaper” and “be a big girl.”
Manchester United fans have gathered outside Old Trafford ahead of the club’s Premier League match against Liverpool, a week and a half after the fixture had to be postponed because of protests. Supporters are once more protesting against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Andy Burnham says a local lockdown would “go down like a lead balloon” in Greater Manchester, “because they didn’t work last year.” The mayor was speaking after Boris Johnson refused to rule out the introduction of a local lockdown in Bolton, which has seen a surge in Indian variant (B16172) coronavirus cases. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
James Cleverly, the minister for the Middle East, says the government is “working intensively” to try and de-escalate the Israel Gaza conflict. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Former prime minister David Cameron was seen leaving his house on Thursday morning. Mr Cameron appears before two select committees of MPs later in the day to face questions over his lobbying activities for Greensill Capital. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn