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Pakistan Arrests Cleric Whose Supporters Held Violent Rallies Over Blasphemy Law

Pakistani authorities have arrested a radical Islamic cleric whose followers held violent rallies against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of the hard-line Tehrik-e Labaik party was arrested late on November 23 in the eastern city of Lahore, the party said in a statement.Police said that Rizvi's supporters clashed with police soon after he was taken away, with at least five people wounded.Scores of the cleric’s supporters were detained by police, the party statement said.Earlier this month, Rizvi led three days of violent protests in several cities over the Supreme Court's acquittal and release of Asia Bibi on October 31...................................

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