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Shia protesters gather at D-Chowk against ban on Allama Shahenshah Naqvi

Islamabad: Hundreds of Shia protesters gathered at the capital’s D-Chowk on Saturday night after a prominent cleric was banned from delivering speech in the city.

Allama Shahenshah Naqvi-file photo

The demonstrators said Allama Shahenshah Naqvi was to deliver a sermon in Islamabad but the local administration stopped him.

The demonstrators also chanted slogans against police authorities for registration of an FIR against Allama Naqvi.

A large number of police was deployed in the area to stop the protesters from entering the Red Zone.

Shahenshah Naqvi’s opponents have accused him of publicly criticizing Sahaba, a claim he denies.

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