Thousands Sit-in against Shia Genocide in Pakistan
10 Apr 2012 11:19
Source : Abna
Thousands of Shiite Muslims from twin City of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Sunday participated in the Majls Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) sit-in protest on outside the parliament House in protest against the Chilas tragedy, missing of Shia passengers of Chilas incident, Army crack down against Shiite Muslims and Shia genocide in Gilgit, Karachi and Quetta.
Bfnews: The scorching heat has not affected the emotional participants of the sit-in protest, who staged protest outside the parliament house against the killings of Shiite Muslims in Pakistan and government crackdown against the innocent people of Gilgit City.
Religious seminaries have also expressed their support to the call of the MWM and their representatives also joined the protest. Notables and professionals have also joined them for a common cause. Many eminent political, religious and social figures have also expressed their all out support to the MWM’s legitimate demands.
“Detesting the oppressors and suppressors and to help the oppressed one is part of our creed,” speaking to the sit-in, Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri, MWM’s chief said.
He further said that the sit-in would continue as long as all bodies of the martyrs of Chilas Tragedy were handed over to the heirs for interment, lifting of curfew for establishment of a durable peace and elimination of terrorists’ safe-havens.
Shaikh Nayyar Abbas Mustafavi, secretary general of the MWM Gilgit-Baltistan chapter said that government had not honoured its assurance that the charter of demand of Shia Muslims of Gilgit-Baltistan would be implemented.
Allama Ghulam Askari of Punjab chapter said that it is humiliation of humanity that Shia Muslims were got alighted from buses and then killed ferociously and their bodies were not identifiable because of torture on their faces.
He said that the government should act fast and arrest the people who killed passengers in Bunardas area near Chilas adding that the lives and properties of Shias across the country should be protected and safeguarded by the state. If the government does not act the people would be forced to come on the roads and demand justice.
Thousands of people are part of the sit-in and they have vowed to continue the protest till their demands were met. Some of their demands are lifting of the curfew in Gilgit city, military action against culprits in Chilas, clarification regarding the actual number of people killed in Chilas and the protection of Shia community members across the country.