Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pakistan - Punjab’s 300 Deobandi seminaries involved in terrorisim in country

At least two hundred and ninety nine madrassas (seminaries) have been found involved in terrorism and sectarian activities in Punjab, documents revealed on Tuesday.
As per geo-tagging database, there are 13,798 madrassas across the province out of which 56 have been listed in ‘Category A’, 243 in ‘Category B’, and 13499 in ‘Category C’.
Category A shows number of present and former teachers and students actively involved in terrorism and sectarian activities. Category B highlights facilitators while Category C shows number of religious seminaries not involved in terrorism and sectarian activities.
The final report has been forwarded to the Ministry of Interior and other concerned departments, Dunya News reported Tuesday.
Pakistan Army last week launched a nationwide anti-terrorist operation (Raddul Fasaad) last week, days after a series of terrorist attacks killed dozens of people across the country.
Troops and police have been on high alert in Pakistan after last week’s wave of attacks, including one on Mall Road in Lahore and another on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province, killed more than 100 people.
After the attacks, the law enforcement agencies launched a violent crackdown, with Pakistani forces saying they had killed dozens of “terrorists” and carried out strikes on militant hideouts along the border with Afghanistan.

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