A group of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) supporters took over the shrine of Allama Iqbal on the occasion of his birth anniversary and chanted slogans about Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (finality of Prophethood) and in support of their late leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi.
Video clips doing the rounds on social media show supporters of the extremist outfits gathered at Iqbal’s shrine, raising political slogans.
Today marks legendary poet Allama Iqbal’s birth anniversary. While public figures pay tribute to the poet of the East and visit his shrine to pay respects, the extremist group’s presence at the shrine has raised concerns.
Many social media users termed it ironic that a group that misuses religion for its own agenda was celebrating Iqbal. Others remembered how some quarters were upset when Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) leader Captain (r) Safdar raised political slogans at Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah’s mausoleum in Karachi, but are likely to remain silent on the TLP’s takeover of Iqbal’s tomb.
Shameful and disgusting behavior by TLP. All those involved should be arrested and charged. Was wrong when Capt. Safdar did it, and wrong when these scums do it. https://t.co/3t90miq7vm
— Zain Raza (@smzrz) November 9, 2021
TLP activists raising political slogans at Allama Iqbal's tomb.
Waiting for the same people who wanted Capt Safdar to either apologise or arrested for 'violating the sanctity' of Quaid-e-Azam's tomb to do the same in this case.
— Amber Rahim Shamsi (@AmberRShamsi) November 9, 2021