Cases registered against two clerics in N Waziristan for fake sighting

Two clerics arrested for fake moon sighting in North Waziristan

In North Waziristan of Pakistan, cases have been registered for fake moon sighting against two clerics along with 7 others who witnessed fake moon sighting. These people have falsely testified to sighting the Eid moon for making an announcement as per Saudi Arabia. according to police, cases have been registered against Maulvi Rafi Ullah of the Haider Khel Mosque and Qari Muhammad Roman of the Miranshah Mosque along with 7 others accused who witnessing the moon and making an announcement.  These cases have been registered under Ehtram-e-Ramzan Ordinance 1981, the control of loudspeakers ordinance, and other provisions of Cr. PC.

On Tuesday, a local, unregulated and unregistered Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had made an announcement regarding the sighting of the Eid moon after receiving seven fake testimonies. Consequently, several other mosques in the region followed suit without verification. 

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