Khadim Hussain Rizwi has been arrested after his refusal to call the protest off on 25th November 2018. Khadim Hussain Rizwi was arrested on Friday night a day before the protest. Let’s see where the Khadim Rizwi came from and what’s his history.
Khadim Hussain Rizwi was born on 22nd June 1966 in Attock city of Pakistan. He used to give Friday sermons at a Masjid near Data Darbar in Lahore and also was government member serving Punjab Auqaf and religious affairs department. During an accident near Gujranwala, he lost both of his legs and is restricted to the wheelchair since then. The accident occurred in the year 2006 where his driver slept while driving when they were going to Rawalpindi from Lahore.
Khadim Hussain Rizwi got famous when he supported Mumtaz Qadri who assassinated Salman Taseer on the name of Balasmphy. Khadim Rizwi was of the opinion that the assassination of Salman Taseer was justified as he called the Balsmpmay law a black law and he started giving speeches in favour of it.
He established new religious party called Tahreek e Labaik Ya Rasool Allah after government hanged Mumtaz Qadri and started speaking in public against the hanging. Upon this, he was warned many times from his department to stop giving hatred speeches, but Rizwi continued and was finally relieved from his duties.
Riziwi belongs from a hardline barelvi school of thought.
Rizwi also leads March demanding the resignation of law minister for the changes he made in the bill of 2017 election of Pakistan and this lead to clashes between security forces and members of his party.
Most recently he called protests all over Pakistan over the decision of Asia Bibi case from Supreme Court. He demanded to change the resolution and hang her plus some other leaders ask the supporters to kill all three judges of Supreme Court.
Later the matter was settled via dialogue and TLP was asked to keep calm and let the state do the necessary steps to resolve the issue.
On Friday he has been arrested by police as he hasn’t called off the protest on 25th November 2018.