'Musharraf ditched Hafsa students, Wafaqul Madaris'
PESHAWAR, Aug 16: The Wafaqul Madaris Arabia Pakistan (WMAP) seeks
registration of an FIR against President Gen Pervez Musharraf for "getting
scores of students holed up in the Lal Masjid-Jamia Hafsa complex
Speaking at a news conference at the press club here on
Wednesday, WMAP's deputy chief administrator Mufti Kifayatullah said a petition
had been filed in the Supreme Court seeking registration of a murder case
against Gen Musharraf and "his other accomplices" for launching the operation
against the students.
He said President Gen Musharraf had ordered use of
excessive force against the students.
He claimed that scores of students
had been burnt alive inside the complex.
"We both (students of the Jamia
Hafsa and the WMAP leadership) are the victims. On one hand, the government kept
us engaged in meaningless talks and, on the other, it went ahead with its secret
programme of eliminating students," he said.
He said the students and the
WMAP were the victims of hypocrisy. "The government ditched us."
the WMAP had endorsed the demands of Maulana Abdul Aziz, in-charge of Lal Masjid
and Jamia Fareedia. He said raids on the residence of Auntie Shamim and a
Chinese 'clinic' were right because "Islam teaches us to stop vices with
After the Lal Masjid operation, he said, the government had tried
to divide the WMAP on sectarian lines, but clerics foiled the plan.
said the central executive council of the WMAP would meet on Aug 18 in Multan
and discuss its future line of action. "We have 13,500 registered seminaries in
Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. We regularly hold annual examinations without any
"At present, 175,171 students are appearing at 1,027 examination
centres across the country. More than 7,000 teachers are engaged in this
exercise. This is our system, which is being opposed by the government," he
He said the government would be the loser in its ongoing tug of war
He urged the government to immediately release Maulana
Abdul Aziz, withdraw 'bogus' cases against imprisoned students, release names of
all the students killed in the military operation, reopen Lal Masjid and hand it
over to Maulana Abdul Aziz.
He said the WMAP would not back out of its