Millions mourn at Mumtaz Qadri funeral

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    Description: Tens of thousands of Pakistani supporters on Tuesday cheered and threw flowers at the casket of a bodyguard executed this week for killing the governor of Pakistan's most populous province over his call to reform a strict blasphemy law.

    Security was tight at the funeral for Mumtaz Qadri, whom supporters consider a hero for killing popular Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011 for criticising the law that mandates the death penalty for insulting Islam or the Prophet Mohammad.

    Police blocked off roads to Liaquat Bagh park in the city of Rawalpindi but thousands arrived on foot.

    "He lives! Qadri lives!" chanted supporters who surrounded the coffin and threw flowers.

    "From your blood, the revolution will come!"

    Hard-line religious groups in Pakistan say Taseer deserved to die because he himself committed blasphemy by criticising the law and supporting a Christian woman he said was unjustly charged with the crime.

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