UK students' move against 'hate preachers'
LONDON, May 21(Dawn): About 25 Pakistani students studying at top UK
institutions and a couple of finance and media professionals have said they plan
to lobby the UK government to dissuade British citizens from fomenting and
inciting trouble back home by making hate speeches over the
They met at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
here on Friday night to discuss the deteriorating political and law and order
situation back home in the wake of May 12 Karachi carnage.
who belong to Oxford and Cambridge universities, London School of Economics and
the SOAS and representing all the four provinces have styled themselves as "May
The group said if any Pakistani holding dual nationality
wanted to do politics in Pakistan, he/she should first give up his/her British
citizenship and then return to Pakistan to lead his/her party.
said it was incumbent on the UK government to effectively discourage its
citizens from inciting through telephonic speeches their followers in Pakistan
to go on bloody rampage.
Those studying law were of the opinion that if
it was illegal for British citizens to deliver hate speeches inside the UK, it
should be equally illegal for them to make such speeches over the telephone and
foment trouble in friendly countries.
Referring to Imran Khan's
announcement that he intended to approach the British courts against those UK
citizens who, he alleged, had encouraged their political workers in Karachi to
show whose city it was, come what may on May 12, the group said it would provide
the Tehrik-i-Insaf chief all legal and other help he would need in this
regard.The group is also planning to publish leaflets recounting in black and
white the May 12 carnage, stage walks, hold seminars and lobby MPs of all
political parties here to mobilise public opinion in favour of their
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