Fazlur Rehman delays anti-govt 'Azadi March'

09:09 PM | 9 Oct, 2019
Fazlur Rehman delays anti-govt 'Azadi March'

ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chairman, Maulana Fazulr Rehman announced on Wednesday that his party's anti-government 'Azadi March' to Islamabad will begin on October 31.

Talking to Newsmen, he said the party would now join Kashmiris in observing October 27 as a black day across the country in protest against the Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir; he had earlier announced to kickstart the march on Oct 27.

The JUI-F chief had announced a few days back that his party would start the march on Oct 27, warning that the march would end with the fall of the government.

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Soon after the announcement, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had requested JUI-F leader to change the day of protest as Oct 27 is marked as black day every year.

The minister said although govt is not afraid of ‘Azadi March’ as its democratic right of JUI-F, but said the timing is inappropriate as it would hurt the Kashmiris.