The Anti-terrorism Court on Tuesday indicted Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders Farooq Sattar, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and others in 21 cases related to hate speeches.

The Anti-terrorism court in Karachi heard 26 cases pertaining to hate speeches as Sattar, Akhtar, Amir Khan, Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Rauf Siddiqui, Qamar Mansoor, Rehan Hashmi and others appeared before it.

The court asked, “The suspects are accused of facilitating a hate speech on July 25, do you accept this crime?”

Then, all suspects appealed innocence, following which the court summoned witnesses during the next hearing.

The case was then adjourned till November 10. The MQM-P leaders will be indicted in the remaining four cases in the next hearing.