Police officials were attacked in Karachi after they tried to stop people from praying in mosques.
After the exponential increase in infected Coronavirus patients, the lockdown enforcement in Sindh intensified. The province is strictly being monitored for following the instructions given in reference to the lockdown. While authorities are advising citizens to protect themselves by staying at home, a rather unfortunate lockdown-related incident occurred recently.
A prayer leader in one of the mosques in Karachi allegedly provoked people to attack the police officers who were trying to stop them from praying inside the mosque
As per the orders by the local government, the law enforcement agencies were instructed to ensure that not more than 5 people enter the mosques. Congregational prayer gatherings were banned including the jummah prayers but the lead imam in one of the mosques in Liaquatabad, Karachi allegedly urged people to assault the police officers.
According to the Karachi police chief, the involved people have been arrested under the charge of violating the lockdown. He added to his statement by saying that further proof is required to verify the authenticity of the case.
Soon after the incident, people on social media started sharing videos of what happened
The video shows a crowd of people madly running after the police officers. It can also be seen that the officers are subjected to the pelting of stones.
Footage of Liaquatabad block 7 Ghausia Masjid, the Imam provoked public for congregation prayers. When the Law enforcement agencies reached to arrest him, the ppl attacked them. #Karachi pic.twitter.com/wbufD1EsM7
— Furqan T. Siddiqui (@furqantsiddiqui) April 3, 2020
Short clips covering the mistreatment of the cops became the topic of concern and conversation
Video: Police officials in Karachi were manhandled and almost lynched while trying to enforce a ban on congregating for Friday prayers. A police mobile was pelted with stones. Recently, an inspector in Punjab was stabbed by a patient who had tested positive. #policing #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/UHSRaGScIE
— Zoha Waseem (@ZohaWaseem) April 3, 2020
Karachi: Mob attacked Police Cops at Liaquatabad no 8, Police was stopping people outside the Ghousia Masjid for Friday prayers in wake of Coronavirus outbreak. Several Police officers injured. pic.twitter.com/uoSqRHYZ20
— Shaheryar Sabir (@ShaheryarSabir3) April 3, 2020
The public, in general, condemned the act and explained that the police officers in the entire country were being targeted
KARACHI, Pakistan. Militants attacked a police compound yesterday with a hail of gunfire & a massive car bomb, leveling a building & killing at least 15 people, authorities & witnesses said. People are beating police, looting shops & burning buildings after Jumma prayers today. pic.twitter.com/jg88Nfgb6N
— Dr Mobashar Ahmed (@mobasharahmed) April 3, 2020
The act was termed shameful
Today,when the police tried to ensure #Sindh govt's lockdown instructions to offer Juma prayers at home, it was attacked by a fanatic mob, outside Ghausia Mosque, Liaquatabad,8, Karachi. #LockDownPakisan pic.twitter.com/HEsiKsSFdE
— Mahboob Ansari (@Mehboob_Ansari1) April 3, 2020
People in Karachi's Liaquatabad area attacked police deployed to stop them offering Friday prayers in mosques in accordance with the govt's order to contain the spread of coronavirus Shameful behaviour – some residents managed to shield the cops pic.twitter.com/2RzND5s6Xt
— Ayesha Somro (@shalimarmanda) April 3, 2020
People argued that the lack of knowledge and rampant misinformation regarding the virus is proving to be deadly
وائرس یہ لوگ ہیں، کرونا نہیں!
Dozens of People attacked Sindh Police at Liaquatabad Karachi when they tried to stop gatherings for Friday Prayers Illiteracy is the greater virus than!#Karachi#Liaquatabad pic.twitter.com/FzOkUxqE7b
— Alyzeh Khn (@itsalyzeius) April 3, 2020
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