ATC sends two SSP men for six-year in prison for distributing hate material


FAISALABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court in Faisalabad sent two activists of banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) to six years in imprisonment for distributing hate materials.
They were booked for possessing and hate material in October after a citizen lodged a complaint against them with police.
After compliant, police lodged First Information Report (FIR) under Anti-Terrorism Act against SSP workers identified as Amir Sher Mohammad and Ramzan Abdul Salam.
In complaint, the complainant states that he himself saw both Amir and Ramzan displaying banners and flags of the banned SSP on their stall and distributing hate material against the Shia sect, during the International Khatm-i-Nabuwat Conference.
Both the SSP activists belong to Chiniot district while the Khatm-i-Nabuwat Conference was held in Chenab Nagar on October 31.
Last week, a Lahore ATC had jailed a Shia man for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook.
Saqlain Haider, 32, who ran a small hotel in Chiniot district south of Islamabad, was also fined Rs0.25 million for “posting hateful material”.
On the same day, an ATC sentenced former Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Rawalpindi president Mufti Tanveer to six months in prison for hate speech in October.