Tehreek-e-Labaik using Facebook to incite hatred; social media ‘inaccessible’ in Pakistan

Pic24-050 ISLAMABAD: Nov 24 – Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) Chief Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi and others are offering dua after Juma prayers during their sit-in protest at Faizabad. ONLINE PHOTO by Waseem Khan

Major social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter have been shut down on Saturday in major areas of Pakistan, according to reports. It is being said that the decision has been taken as the Tehreek-e- Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) is using the platforms to incite hatred in the aftermath of the Faizabad operation, that is currently underway in the capital.

A statement issued later on Saturday by PEMRA stated TV channels to show sensitivity regarding the matter and stop live coverage of the operation. Major news channels have been taken off air in this regard.


Earlier, a video by TLYR chief Khadim Hussain was making rounds on social media that reportedly triggered the Facebook shut down, due to the alleged hate speech that it contained.

With over 2.5 lac views and fiery comments underneath, it is evident that the video did manage to get the desired effect. Following are some of the comments on the said video:



A policeman was martyred during clashes with protesters in Islamabad on Saturday as the security forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas at protesters who have virtually paralysed the country’s capital for weeks to disperse them from Faizabad Interchange.

The roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear began clearing the 2,000 or so demonstrators soon after dawn, with nearby roads and markets closed.

The sit-in by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah Pakistan has blocked the main highway used by thousands of commuters since November 6, causing hours-long traffic snarls and enraging commuters.

The protesters are demanding that Law Minister Zahid Hamid resign over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the oath that election candidates must swear.

Demonstrators have linked it to blasphemy and claim the oath was softened to enable the participation of Ahmedis, a long-persecuted minority sect.

In the aftermath of the crackdown, protesters have also started gathering at key points across the country including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpur Azad Kashmir, Tando Allahyar, Jacobabad, Chakwal, Sabrial, Faisalabad and Gujranwala.


    • No, don’t unblock facebook. Plus, why should a so called Islamic scholar should use a Jewish invention. It must be Jewish conspiracy if they are using it for their disgusting hidden motives.

  1. Islam dushmanu k cmint to yahan bhi dekh rahy hein ??????ye sirf Zaid Hamid ka istefa chaty hein bas politics nai hy wo to peli bar mein he bager promotion k 7000 boy law liy wo nawaz sharif k halqey se

  2. See how many TLYP hooligans are active on the internet. Above remarks will make it clear. Its a pure political movement run by mullahs. Lal masjid type action was recommended.

  3. If they wanna do that so they first should improve their rules nd not to show people that we make our religion hard, because our country already under in many problems

  4. I think you are not a Muslim all Muslims support them because they are not doing this for himself but this is for khatm e Nabovat(s.w.w)
    Labaik labaik labaik Ya Rasoolallah

    • Hollow ameen and fake Labaiks!
      Imagine, if the Labaik ya rasool Allah tehreek were celebrating the week of arboriculture with same vigor.
      They will have done that because Holy Prophet PBUH said, “There is none amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him”.
      But alas! That is not the case. But that would have been a real Labaik!

  5. Pakistan hamara he
    Tum ho kha makha is mai ?
    jitny bhi log fight k shoqen hain kindly inhy border pe chor ayee
    thank you
    Regards : Faisal Rehman

  6. Imagine, if the sit-in protesters were protesting that Pakistan has trash everywhere and if it is not cleaned in a week. Labaik ya rasool Allah tehreek will go and clean it by themselves.
    They will do that because Holy Prophet PBUH said, “Cleanliness is Half of Iman.”
    But alas! That is not the case. But that would have been a real Labaik!

  7. Quran-e-pak doesn’t taught us to damage the Islamic rules bt it always taught us to fight for the Islam even than that of our last blood drop it is not good to block PEMRA.

  8. Islam rasta rokna ka nahi kahta….molvi sahiban kafi arsy block ker k Bethy ha….kia Islam unko ya cekhata ha………..Islam ka scholar bnaty ha aur Islam per amal kerty ni….double faced people

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