Pak Cleric threatens Malala Yousafzai, arrested

Pak Cleric threatens Malala Yousafzai, arrested
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A Muslim cleric in northwest Pakistan was on June 9, 2021, arrested by the police under the anti-terrorism act for threatening Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

According to the reports, he allegedly instigated people to attack the human rights activist for her latest comments on marriage.

Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani was arrested after a police raid at his house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Marwat district, Dawn reported while quoting Lakki Marwat District Police Office.

An FIR under the Anti-Terrorism Act was registered against him hours after his arrest from his house, the report said.

According to the FIR, the cleric Mufti Sardar instigated people at a gathering in Peshawar to attack Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, which was recorded in a video that went viral on the internet.

According to the reports, the cleric carried a weapon when he delivered his hate speech.

“When Malala comes to Pakistan, I will be the first to attempt a suicide attack on her,” the FIR quoted him as saying.

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