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Shaheed Irfan Khudi Ali’s contribution to LUBP’s disocurse on human rights and Shia genocide

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Shaheed Irfan Khudi Ali was a leading Shia rights and human rights activist of Pakistan. Originally a Shia Hazara from Quetta, he was a regular contributor to and supporter of LUBP’s discourse on Shia genocide by takfiri Deobandi terrorists who are also killing Sunni Barelvis, Christians and ordinary Pakistanis. Unfortunately, takfiri Deobandi clerics and militants in Pakistan are supported not only by the right-wing Deobandi and Salafi Islamists but also by certain pro-establishment fake liberals who continue to promote and humanize pro-Taliban Deobandi clerics or try to obfuscate the common Deobandi identity of terrorists variously labelled as ASWJ, TTP, LeJ, JeM, Jundallah etc.

Sadly, Deobandi terrorists were able to kill Irfan (Khudi Ali) in Quetta in January 2013 when he was trying to help Hazara Shia and non-Hazara Shia victims of a suicide attack by a Deobandi terrorist.  We will, however, continue to reinforce and spread his discourse.

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  1. Abdul Nishapuri ‏@AbdulNishapuri12 Jan

    Last video in our post on @khudiali suggests that Darul Uloom India provides both hate material & money to ASWJ-LeJ: https://lubpak.net/archives/237945 

  2. Dear Pakistan: Shaheed @khudiAli‘s body remains unburied. Listen to their demands! http://shar.es/4lriK  #QuettaSitin #RIPKhudiAli

  3. Salam Aqa Abbas”@AbdulNishapuri: In footstps of Abbas bin Ali(a.s.),@khudiali buried while TakfiriDeobandi chldrn of Yazid hd cut his 1arm.”

  4. In the footsteps of Abbas bin Ali (a.s.), @khudiali was buried while Takfiri Deobandi children of Yazid had cut his one arm. #RipKhudiAli

  5. Right tribute to #RIPKhudiAli: “We condemn #ShiaGenocide by Pakistan army-sponsored Deobandi militants. We stand by @KhudiAli‘s cause.”

  6. Indeed @AbdulNishapuri @AnsarKhakwani Many paying tribute to @khudiali are those who ignored his appeal for #ShiaGenocide when he was alive

  7. MT @AnsarKhakwani Many of those paying tribute to @khudiali are who ignored his appeal to pay attention to #ShiaGenocide when he was alive

  8. What happened to @khudiali may happen to every single Shia, Ahmadi, moderate Sunni if we don’t rise against Deobandi militants.

  9. @AbdulNishapuri It is an heart wrenching news. Its been a manhoos day anyway but loosing Irfan Ali makes it more painful. @khudiali

  10. @Darveshh Thanks. It will help in refuting dishonest obfuscation with empirical evidence. @khudiali #ShiaGenocide

  11. @Darveshh @khudiali Can you please DM me names and dates of non-Hazara Shias of Balochistan not in this list: https://lubpak.net/archives/64797 

  12. @khudiali @HaviZSultan @AbdulNishapuri #Shias : all these muppets shud be taken out!no right to live, mischiefmakers!

  13. @khudiali Makafat-e-amal it is. Fazloo, Qazi, other Deobandi ulama may be killed by these very snakes they nurtured.

  14. Hakeemullah Mahsood’s message 2 QaziHussain Ahmad .You say prayers under #Shias .really shame on you. @AbdulNishapuri http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=109276135905129 …

  15. Breaking:Two more #Shia Muslims killed near Balochistan University #ShiaGenocide #ShiaHazaras – via @Khudiali

  16. @AbdulNishapuri:Karachi Police Officer Asim Qaim Khani has killed at least 112 Shias in his area. #RemoveQaimKhani #ShiaGenocide #Pakistan

  17. @AliRazaHazara @khudiali @Darveshh @azizhazara @roohgulzari Please provide us with alternative account; will publish. editor@lubpak.com

  18. @AbdulNishapuri I simply comment that LUBP must think for a while before becoming a propaganda website @khudiali @Darveshh @azizhazara

  19. tanqeed zaror likin sach boliny kiy saza nah do wesy sach talakh hota hay @Ali_Abbas_Zaidi @khudiali @AbdulNishapuri @

  20. MT @khudiali Sources say Usman Saifullha Kurd #LeJ head #Balochistan was abt 2b arrested in Hub an #intelligence #agency stopped the arrest

  21. @MUsamaKabbir @AbdulNishapuri @AnwarChangezi @karbalaequetta the main organ of #Pakistan agencies thr blindness is agenda of Shia killing

  22. @khudiali Irfan, you are unwittingly tagging a Hazara Shia hater named @AbdulNishapuri. He is too much of a moron. Plz tag real journos.

  23. @khudiali Other than a few facebook pages, Pakistani media has blacked out Shias protest: https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalShiaPakistan …

  24. @ShahidQazi1 A brainwashed sectarian group, trained and nurtured by Pakistan army, is attacking Shias including Hazaras. @khudiali

  25. @ShahidQazi1 Based on data that we have, similar (relative) ratios of Hazara and non-Hazara Shias are killed in Balochistan. @khudiali

  26. @AbdulNishapuri again3 #Shia #Hazara coal mine workers came under attack in #Quetta at 3pm at Dasht area Jawad Hazara injured 2othrs r safe

  27. @AbdulNishapuri #Shia killing Syed Yaqob Shah and his son Babes Shah target killed in #Quetta.”

  28. @AbdulNishapuri: Two days after we published this post, we were threatened by TTP on Twitter: https://lubpak.net/archives/74024 

  29. @AbdulNishapuri band SSP/LJ held Defia-e-Saba Conference in Noashki #Balochistan wt provocative slogans against US,#Shai,supported #Taliban

  30. @AbdulNishapuri HRCPheld program in2005 Quetta abt shia Hazara killings late president of pressclub said agencies pressures us nt 2support u

  31. @AbdulNishapuri becz Pakistani is anti shia in Quetta openly articals are published in Express, Jang on anniversary of Jangvi.

  32. @khudiali Saleem Safi is an ISI-stooge without any doubt: Saleem Safi defends banned sectarian terrorists: https://lubpak.net/archives/71958 

  33. @AbdulNishapuri recently Saleem Safi publised two articals conveniencing wt his gd fallacies 2 bring Defia-e-Pakistan Council in mainstream

  34. @AbdulNishapuri: Progressive journalists’ silence on Shia genocide in Pakistan: Name and Remind Policy http://shar.es/gtWis 

  35. @AbdulNishapuri: Innocent Pashtuns keep paying the price of Pakistan army’s patronage of Jihadi-sectarian militants: http://newsweekpakistan.com/scope/885 

  36. @AbdulNishapuri u should not be surprised becz samiul haw and madrassa’s task are to hate and kill #shia and Kadeyani ppl.

  37. @AbdulNishapuri whoever asks rational question that why Shia hazara r killed 2silence they r declared Kafars & Hazara Shia r left 2 die

  38. @AbdulNishapuri in interfaith seminar religious clergies depicted Islam Symbol of peace,didn’t mention Jahiad is waged against Hazara Shia

  39. @AbdulNishapuri they said ur all kafars for making this move of Huge 4 Peace becz u support #Shia ppl

  40. @AbdulNishapuri a group of young activist started “Huge 4 Peace” in #Quetta 2 end distance few ppl standing near by said u all r kafars

  41. @AbdulNishapuri in interfaith seminar in #Quetta scholars said #Islam is religion of peace a christen asked wat abot #Hazara #Shia killings

  42. @AbdulNishapuri: When will Generals Kayani and Pasha be prosecuted for their crimes against humanity? #WeCondemnShiaKillingsInPakistan

  43. @AbdulNishapuri @ShahidQazi1 (deobandi salafi) islam is made best tool by ISI 2 use it against its enemies untill ppl set free islam from the misuse it by ISI

  44. @AbdulNishapuri: Mahathir Mohammad’s strange remarks about Pakistan’s Shias http://wp.me/p1joLZ-a7w 

     

 

  1. Dr. Jafar Mohsin, yet another #Shia doctor, target killed in #Karachi: Source: $Pakistan Blogzine Related: Articles… http://bit.ly/AnYUTH 

  2. Secret #Pakistan: BBC Documentary on How Pakistan’s #ISI Trains and Arms #Taliban http://shar.es/bwZyQ  Wow, BBC, only 10, 8 years too late.”

  1. We miss S.Ibrar #Hazara #olympianboxer, killed by Terrorists in #Quetta @AliAbbasTaj London #olympics.waoooo all the best team pakistan:)

@Laibaah1: Shame on @etribune. You hide the identity of the massacred Shia lawyers? http://tribune.com.pk/story/326942/three-dead-in-firing-incident-near-karachi-city-court/ …

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  • No solidarity in Pakistan
    As the Quetta attacks show, a culture of violence against those deemed ‘bad Muslims’
    Kamila Shamsie
    The Guardian, Tuesday 15 January 2013

    Last Thursday the 33-year-old Pakistani activist Irfan Ali told his Twitter followers he had narrowly escaped a bomb blast in the provincial capital, Quetta, which killed 12 people and injured 25. In the next hour he tweeted three more times about the terrorism wreaking havoc on Pakistan and the “genocidal pressure” faced by the Hazaras – an ethnic group which is primarily Shia.

    A few hours later there was another bomb blast, this time in a snooker hall frequented by Hazaras. While helping the injured, Irfan Ali was killed by a suicide bomber who waited until the hall was filled with rescue workers before detonating his explosives. In all, 81 people died in the snooker hall and 110 were wounded. The extremist Sunni Deobandi group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) was quick to claim responsibility.

    There are certain actions which even the most wretched nation should be able to rely on following an act of such monstrosity: a televised address by the head of state, condolence visits to the families of the dead by national and provincial leaders, substantial media coverage, and swift reprisals against the LeJ, who may be “underground” but are hardly invisible.

    None of this happened. Instead, the day after the carnage mourners and activists gathered outdoors in Quetta, in the mid-winter chill, to stage a sit-in beside dozens of coffins bearing shrouded bodies, and insisted they would not move their dead until the provincial government (under whose watch attacks on Hazaras have accelerated) had been removed from office and the army had launched an operation against the LeJ.

    Human Rights Watch released a statement making it plain where culpability lies: “By their inaction in the face of massacre after massacre and killing after killing, Pakistan’s political leaders, law enforcement agencies, judiciary and military are presiding over a collective failure to address the growing perception that they are either in sympathy with Sunni Deobanid extremists or utterly incompetent, and unable to provide basic security.” It doesn’t take a deep knowledge of Pakistan to know that the “utterly incompetent” part of the equation attaches itself to the civilian branch of government and the “sympathy with Sunni Deobandi extremists” part to sections of the security services, who are widely believed to have allied themselves with extremist groups including the LeJ for their own strategic ends.

    Will the recent carnage change any of this? In an unprecedented show of solidarity with the mourners in Quetta, protests sprang up in a great many parts of the country, finally forcing the government to respond – which it did by imposing the executive authority of the governor over the province and directing the police and paramilitary to act against the groups involved. On Monday, in the wake of the government’s response, the mourners said they would bury their dead, after nearly 70 hours of sitting with them.

    While there is no discounting the significance of the nationwide protests, it’s important to acknowledge that most of the protesters were Shia: we are still far from a full-throated chorus of “No more” from a nation of 180 million.

    Instead it remains true that “common cause” is a rare beast in Pakistan (though Irfan Ali understood it well – his Twitter profile says “I was born to fight for human rights and peace.”). In a country where extremists target everyone who doesn’t fit into their narrow definition of a “good Muslim”, be they Shia, Ahmadiyya, Hindu, Christian, accused-blasphemer, those asking for changes to the blasphemy laws, or girls who want to go to school, it too often feels as though people can’t bring themselves to do more than guard their own turf, or try to stay under the radar. And, most worryingly of all, there are those who simply don’t disagree sufficiently with the extremists to do very much about it.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/15/pakistan-erased-history-quetta-intolerance

  • Ali had an intense devotion to education, which is why he was hugely disappointed when he, like many of his fellow citizens, was unable to complete his schooling due to the worsening security situation in Balochistan, particularly his home city – Quetta. His dream of becoming a social psychologist was never realised.

    Ali never remained a mere spectator to what was happening in his country, his province and particularly, his home city where members of his community were being unabatedly slaughtered. His voice rang loud and clear; mobilising the youth, and organising seminars and conferences to address the deteriorating human rights situations in Balochistan.

    In early 2011, Ali actively launched the ‘Human Rights Commission for Social Justice and Peace’ organisation. This initiative was essentially aimed at raising awareness about the human rights violations in Balochistan and working towards solutions. Not remaining limited to his own community or province, he traveled across Balochistan and around the country to campaigning relentlessly for education, justice and peace for everyone.

  • On Thursday, Jan. 10, a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a snooker hall near Irfan’s home in Quetta. After reassuring family and friends through his Twitter feed that he had survived the blast, Irfan ran to help victims of the explosion, according to his friend and roommate, Fazian Hassan. A second suicide bomber then exploded a vehicle outside the hall. Members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni militant group with ties to the Pakistani Taliban, have claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to the New York Times. At least 81 people died in the two attacks.
    “Irfan Ali rushed to the bomb blast site to help those people who were wounded. He was saving the lives of others, and his own life was sacrificed,” said the Rev. James Channan, URI’s Coordinator for Pakistan. “We have lost a great, visionary man… who wanted to bring positive change to the young people of Pakistan.”

    http://www.uri.org/the_latest/2013/01/compassion_commitment_courage_uri_mourns_irfan_ali

  • January 10 saw the biggest faith-driven massacre in the history of Pakistan. Two bomb blasts tore through the Alamdar Road, Quetta, killing almost 100 people, injuring even more. The victims were the persecuted Hazara Shias whose targeted killings have been so brutal lately it defies comprehension. Killed for professing the Shia faith, these ignored-by-the-authorities Hazaras are an easy target, and, apparently, no one cared. That changed. One of the victims was the 33-year-old Irfan Ali, who added the word ‘Khudi’ to his name, as the persecution of his community became bloodier and his fight against it strengthened. A human rights activist, vociferous speaker against injustice everywhere, Irfan tweeted after the first blast about his survival, and his presence in the rescue operation amidst the debris of concrete mixed with human limbs. Fate had other plans for him. As he ditched death in the first blast, the next one was fatal. As Quetta protested with the unburied coffins of its martyrs for almost four days, the impact of the tragedy was so immense it reached Pakistanis living everywhere. Social media in Pakistan united for one of the most vocal voices against oppression. ‘Khudi Ali’ united Pakistan as he died fighting to give voice to all injustices around him. One Hazara Shia became a symbol of the united Pakistan against the persecution of millions. One of the four siblings, having lost his father years ago, Irfan was the beloved son of a mother who was proud of all he stood for. Married for a year, he left a grieving widow who would miss her ever-smiling husband who loved Faiz and Elia’s poetry. An avid reader of revolutions and philosophy, the man on whom his friends relied for anything, Irfan had a tendency to burst into laughter at even the lamest jokes. A student of Psychology in college, sensitive to even strangers’ pain, brushing away his tears, he tried his best to alleviate misery around him. Speaking in conferences/seminars/workshops, Irfan became the face of struggle for Hazara Shias and many other human rights violations. Quetta awaits justice and so does the heroism of Irfan. Those killing Muslims for being ‘lesser’ Muslims must be brought to justice.

    On January 1, Irfan celebrated his last birthday. Now the beginning of every year without him will be hell for his old, frail mother, with nothing but fading memories of her martyred, brave son. Rest in peace, Irfan.

    The writer is an Assistant Editor at Daily Times. She tweets at @MehrTarar and can be reached at mehrt2000@gmail.com

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013%5C01%5C31%5Cstory_31-1-2013_pg3_5

  • A suicide blast at a snooker club on Alamdar Road, a Hazara dominated area of Quetta, left eight people dead on Thursday, January 10, 2013. As ambulances arrived at the scene along with media persons and volunteers, another blast took place claiming 106 innocent lives including tv reporters, policemen, volunteers and peace activist Irfan Ali plus injuring 200 more.

    Thousands of mourners including women gathered on Alamdar Road alongside the dead bodies of their loved ones and refused to bury the corpses for four days unless their demands were met.

    The dead were finally buried after the government sacked the provincial government – but that measure was far from meeting the demands of the protestors.

    What were the demands?

    “It’s very simple: we want security. No more dead bodies,” said Ejaz Ali—Irfan Ali’s uncle who stayed with Irfan Ali’s coffin for three days.

    “We already expected him (Irfan Ali) to be there at the site of the blast and giving a helping hand, so I called him and he said he was busy giving first-aid. After a few minutes we heard another explosion…this time he didn’t pick up his phone.”

    “His left hand was missing and his face was unrecognizable. We recognized him from his hair and jacket,” Ejaz added.

    “He worked day and night for peace. Lately he was a bit hopeless but he was determined to continue fighting for peace…and he died for it. But we will not give up. We are proud of him and we will accomplish his mission, god-wiling,” he said.

    “Everybody knows about the killers and their whereabouts. They have been proudly claiming responsibility for such attacks and vowed to continue their attacks. Their statements are being published in the media all the time,” Ejaz stated.

    Not unlike previous attacks on the members of Hazara community, a banned militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, called the local media and claimed responsibility for the attack and even vowed to launch more attacks “we had warned them to leave Pakistan last year but it seems as if they love their properties more than their lives. So now we are not going to even let them escape,” read the LeJ statement published in a local paper on January 11, 2013.

    While gruesome attacks against the Shias dramatically escalated in recent years, the Hazara community has suffered the most due to unwillingness of the government and security forces to rein in the terrorists. Some have even pointed fingers at the security establishment for giving a free hand to the sectarian terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and its affiliates.

    “They want to paralyze our community educationally, economically and psychologically through a planned and very systematic terror campaign. It’s not just killing people. Our officers are being forced to leave their jobs. Our businesses are being closed. We are being compelled to sell our properties on throwaway prices and leave,” Ejaz said.

  • The Washington-based Afghan analyst Ahmad Shujaa, recalled a recent conversation with Mr. Ali over dinner “when he was part of a Pakistani contingent of civil society and human rights activists touring the United States under a State Department program.”

    It took me a while to notice, but somewhere during that conversation Khudi had broken down, silently crying. I had imagined him as a hardened activist who had grown used to conversations about loss because he dealt with it so often. But that night he seemed just as hurt and vulnerble as the rest of us, pained by the memories of the friends he’d lost, the distances the attacks had created between the Shia-Hazaras and the non-Shia, non-Hazara residents of Quetta. In some ways, he was more hurt than me because, while I reacted to the bloodbath from the safety of Washington, he was in the middle of it, occasionally picking up the dead bodies and, as every so often happened, pieces of bodies….

    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/mourning-online-for-pakistani-rights-activist-killed-in-quetta-bombing/?smid=tw-thelede&seid=auto&_r=0