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Citizens protest demolition of shrines

Religious organizations protested against the Punjab government for relocating tombs of religious saints to make space for the Rapid Transport Bus Project (RTBP).
Tehaffuz Namoos-e-Risalat and Mazar Aulia Mahaz staged a protest demonstration against demolition of shrines and mosques to make space for bus stops for RTBP. The participants were carrying banners and placards inscribed with demands to restore the bulldozed shrines.
Addressing the protesters, religious scholars condemned the move, saying they would continue their protest until the government did not give into their demand.
Allama Waqarul Hussnain Naqvi, Dr Amjad Hussain Chisti, Allama Asghar Arif Chisti, Allama Syed Noorul Mustafa Qadri and Pir SA Jafari led the protest at Ravi Road. Graves from four of the five shrines demolished have been relocated to Miani Sahib graveyard, while one been moved to the Ravi Road graveyard.



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