In a hate speech case, the Founder of MQM, Altaf Hussain, was given bail by a UK court with strict sanctions. After the bail ended for hate speech, the founder MQM appeared for the third time at London’s Sidak police station, where he did not answer questions of the London police for the third time, and was detained.
Scotland Yard also charged the MQM under the Anti-Terrorism Act, after which they were taken to Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The founder of MQM confirmed his name, date, and address before the judge. The judge asked the founder of MQM whether he knew he had been charged with terrorism charges. The judge read the allegations to the MQM Founder. Altaf Hussain refused to accept the charges before the judge.
During the hearing, the Crown Prosecution Service’s lawyer took the stand that it was in the public interest to proceed with the case. He told the judge that Altaf Hussain was a British citizen of Pakistan, and told his activists in Karachi that he should shut down media institutions and incite them to violence. As a result, the property was damaged and one person was killed.
At the request of the Crown Prosecution, the judge imposed strict conditions on the bail of founder MQM Altaf Hussain. The judge said that Altaf Hussain would stay at a specific place every night and a ‘night curfew’ would be imposed on him. He would not be able to travel without the court’s permission.
The judge also banned Altaf Hussain’s participation in any media forums in the UK and Pakistan. At the same time, the court said that Altaf Hussain would be banned from making any comment on Pakistan’s political situation. His passport will also be in the custody of British police.