Gwadar police arrested Gwadar Haq Do Chief, Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman on Friday. The Maulana reached Gwadar’s local court to seek pre-arrest bail when police arrested him. “I am not frightened of arrest and police”, the Maulana told reporters on the premises of the court.
Police had registered the first information report (FIR) against Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman, former Balochistan caretaker minister, Naveed Kalmati for causing damages to public and private properties during a protest demonstration in Gwadar a few days back. The charge was vehemently denied by Maulana and his supporters.
Who is Maulana
Amid tight security and in the presence of senior police officers, police arrested the Gwadar Rights Movement (GRM) Chief, Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman. The supporters of Maulana also chanted slogans after the arrest outside the local court. The GRM has been protesting against illegal fishing/trawling in the port city of Gwadar for last more than two months.
Violent clashes have also taken a place in Gwadar and other parts of the district during GRM’s protest demonstrations. A young policeman was also killed during a clash with protesters in the Gwadar district. Other leaders of the Haq Do Tehrik including Hussain Wadela and others have been shifted to Quetta by police.
Lawyers announce a boycott of courts against the arrest of Maulana
The Balochistan Bar Council (BBC) announced the boycott of courts on Saturday (January 14) against the arrest of Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman from the premises of the court. “Police had to arrest the Maulana outside the court”, Rahib Buledi, the leader of the BBC told Daily Quetta Voice via telephone. He said the police violated the sanctity of the court and arrested the Maulana from the premises of the court.
“We will observe a boycott of courts tomorrow”, Mr. Buledi announced. He requested all members of the legal fraternity not to appear before the court.