Receiving calls from Pakistanis demanding action: Scotland Yard

LONDON - Scotland Yard confirmed on Monday that it was receiving a lot of calls from Pakistanis demanding action from the Metropolitan Police department against the leadership of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in London.

The London Metropolitan Police also told that an investigation over alleged hate speech by MQM chief Altaf Hussain was still underway.

"We can confirm that hate speech inquiry into Altaf Husssain is still continuing. We are making inquiries into whether any laws were broken," the Scotland Yard said in a short response.

The self-exiled Pakistani politician is being investigated over alleged hate-speech from London in March last year.

During his controversial remarks, Altaf Hussain had said that those Rangers personnel who raided the MQM Karachi headquarters had 'become a thing of the past' and shall be treated as such.

Many had taken Altaf Hussain's comments as a veiled threat to the members of the law enforcement agencies.

"UK laws on incitement of hatred or violence are clear. The police are responsible for the investigation of any allegation of criminal acts," said a spokesperson for Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said today.

"Anyone with any evidence of criminal acts taking place or being planned in the UK should pass that information to the appropriate UK police force. The police take all allegations of crime extremely seriously and will respond appropriately to concerns raised with them," said the FCO spokeswoman.

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