Massive violence erupted in Pakistan between people, political parties, and police:
Massive violence erupted in several cities of Pakistan. People clashed with pro-Islamic political parties and police in several cities in Pakistan, demanding the expulsion of the French ambassador for publishing caricatures on blasphemy in France. With this, the situation there got out of control. One policeman was killed in the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) attack in the clashes. However, the TLP alleges that police shot and killed 12 of their activists. The Pakistani government has deployed paramilitary forces to maintain law and order in most cities in Punjab. Meanwhile, 800 Indian Sikhs were among those affected, by the road blockade by TLP activists.
“Indian Sikhs who had come here on Monday to attend the Vaisakhi festival at Gurdwara Panja Sahib Hasanabdal in Rawalpindi could not reach there due to the protests. Said a Punjab government official. However, Sikh pilgrims did not reach Hasnab Doll by the time journalists arrived there. Asked by reporters why they did not attend the main event on Wednesday, the official said, “We definitely hope Sikh pilgrims will arrive here today.”:
Sikhs from India are also scheduled to visit other holy places in Punjab as part of a ten-day pilgrimage to Pakistan. They should start their journey from this 15th April. But officials say it will be difficult for Sikh pilgrims to continue their journey if the protests continue. They say the gurdwara should stay in the paw.