The Balochistan police arrested Gwadar’s Haq do Tehreek (HDT) leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman on charges of inciting violence and other charges, DPO Gwadar confirmed.
Haq do Tehreek Rehman and three other persons, including Naseeb Nosherwani and Hassan Murad, were taken into custody from the premises of the court.
Police booked Haq Do Tehreek leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman on charges of murder, attempt to murder, provoking the people for violence, and other charges.
The provincial government attempted to hold negotiations with the protesters, led by Haq Do Tehreek (HDT), but the situation turned violent in the last week of December after a policeman was shot dead by unidentified assailants during a demonstration.
Remember that The Haq Do Tehreek protesters in Gwadar have been demanding a reduction in the number of check posts, easier border trade, and a total end to deep-sea fish trawling in the sea next to Gwadar.
The protests have been going on for nearly eight weeks under the leadership of Maulana Hidayatur Rehman. The supporters of the movement had earlier blocked a coastal highway near Sarbandan after the arrest of their leaders and also announced a strike in Gwadar and a rally in support of the arrested leaders in Pasni.
Now today Balochistan police arrested Gwadar’s Haq do Tehreek leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman after he rejected all the negotiations with Government.