Sunni Ittehad wants crackdown on terrorists


The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) on Tuesday demanded the government to crack down on terrorists challenging the state’s writ, and making the lives of innocent and peace-loving people insecure. Addressing the participants of a train march outside Rawalpindi Railway Station, SIC Chairman Sahibzada Fazal Karim strongly condemned the attack on teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai. He termed the attack “un-Islamic” and “a conspiracy against Islam”. “Islam does not allow anyone to take lives of innocent people by carrying out subversive activities,” he said. The train march, which started from Karachi on Sunday evening against US drone attacks and the blasphemous film, reached Rawalpindi Railway Station in the wee hours of Tuesday. Hundreds of SIC supporters and several prominent clerics received the train march here. Speaking about the anti-Islam film, the SIC chairman urged Muslims to unite against such acts in order to prevent them from happening in future. He asked the government to call a session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the issue of preserving the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) sanctity, and ask the United Nations to make anti-blasphemy legislation.