File Photo of women staging a protest demonstration for the release of Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman

Behram Baloch:

Scores of women staged a protest demonstration against the continued arrest of Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman, the Chief of the Haq Do Tehreek.

A large number of burqa-clad women from Gwadar gathered and staged a demo to mount pressure on the provincial government to release Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman. Masi Zainab led the burqa-clad women protesters in the port city of the country.

Police arrested Maulana Hidayat more than 2 months ago

Police arrested the Maulana more than two months ago for what they (police) claim damaged public and private properties during a protest demonstration. However, Maulana has rejected such claims on the part of the administration and police.

“We want an immediate release of the Maulana”, Masi Zainab told reporters. She said the government was punishing the Maulana for raising his voice for the rights of the people in Gwadar and the fishermen.

The protesters chanted slogans in the support of Maulana and demanded of the government to stop political victimization.

Provincial government using all tactics to press people’s voice: Kalmati

“Provincial government has been using all tactics to press our voice”, Mir Naveed Kalmati, the former provincial minister and a leader of the HDT said. He said the Maulana was staging peaceful political and democratic rallies and the rulers were frightened of him.

Sardar Khetran was released in a triple murder case

The women who were part of the demonstration argued that Balochistan Minister, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran was released in connection with the murder of two men and a woman. However, the Maulana was behind the bars for last more than two months, they mentioned.

The administration had taken strict security measures to avoid the occurrence of any untoward incident on the eve of the protest rally. Baton-wielding policemen were deployed on all roads leading to the spot of the demonstration.

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