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What can Pakistan and the entire world learn from Pakistani Shias? – Abdul Nishapuri

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Ashura of Muharram, a burden on Pakistani economy? – by Abdul Nishapuri https://lubpak.net/archives/325990

Protecting the killers: A response to Dawn blog on confining religious processions – by Sabah Hasan

 

I clearly remember how in the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings in London by Deobandi and Salafi Wahhabi terrorists (wrongly labelled as Sunni extremists), Londoners refused to give up their lifestyle, the majority of schools, colleges and workplaces in London remained open, public services remained available and the message from most London boroughs was business as usual.

One may differ with the then Prime Minister Tony Blair on many accounts but I have high appreciation for his clearly articulated message to the people of Britain on 7/7:

First, he did not generalize the attackers:

“We know that these people act in the name of Islam but we also know that the vast and overwhelming majority of Muslims here and abroad are decent and law-abiding people who abhor those who do this every bit as much as we do.”

Second, he urged Londoners to carry on with their everyday life:

“…I think we all know what they are trying to do. They are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cow us, to frighten us out of doing the things that we want to do, trying to stop us from going about our business as normal, as we are entitled to do and they should not and they must not succeed. When they try to intimidate us, we will not be intimidated. When they seek to change our country or our way of life by these methods, we will not be changed.”

This brings me to the core point of this post.

For the last thirty years, since the inauspicious days of military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq who sowed the seeds of religious hatred and violence in Pakistan by patronizing a Saudi-financed Wahhabi Deobandi version of Islam while persecuting other sects and faiths (Shias, Sunni Sufis & Barelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus etc), Pakistani Shias have remained subject to continuous persecution, harassment, hate speech and violence by various jihadi and sectarian proxies of the State, i.e., the Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ aka LeJ), Taliban, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Jundullah etc.

At least 22 thousand Shias of diverse ethnic backgrounds have been killed in the last thirty years in all parts of Pakistan most notably in Parachinar, Quetta, Jhang, Dera Ismail Khan, Multan, Karachi, Lahore, Kohat, Hangu, Gilgit-Baltistan etc. https://lubpak.net/archives/132675

Thousands of Sunni Sufis and Barelvis while hundreds of Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus and Sikhs been killed by the same group of Deobandi terrorists that is behind Shia genocide.

The extent of suffering and target killing facing Pakistan’s Shia Muslims is higher than any other group in the entire South Asian region. Their only crime? They practice a faith (belief in Imams instead of Caliphs) which is different from the majority Sunni belief. They refuse to revere those “companions” of the Prophet Muhammad whom Wahhabis and Deobandis consider as heroes while Shias consider as villains, in particular the chiefs of the Umayyad clan namely Abu Sufyan, his son Muawiya and tyrant caliph Yazid.

Yet, while the majority of moderate Sunnis and Shias are tolerant of each other’s ideological differences, the Deobandi  militants, nurtrued and trained by Pakistan army for the proxy Jihad in Kashmir and Afghanistan, consider it their strategic as well as ideological duty to harass, attack and kill Shia Muslims, Sunni Sufis, Barelvis, Ahmadis and other groups. They consider Shias as heretics, infidel (kafir) and Jewish agents (Sabai).

Over the last several decades, Shia Muslims in Pakistan have been massacred in their mosques, imambarghas, funerals, political meetings and jirgahs. They have not been spared in their offices, schools and colleges, transports, not even inside their houses.

Yet, one must salute Pakistani Shias for their resolve, their firm commitment to their lifestyle and traditions, their refusal to give in to all forms of violence and harassment by the Takfiri Deobandi-Salafist terrorists who are in turn mentored, supported and protected by a ruthless Military State.

In Muharram each year, every Shia knows that the majlis (the mourning session in the memory of Imam Hussain) they are going to attend, or the juloos (procession) they are participating on Ashura, may be subject to a violent attack by a Deobandi suicide bomber.

Every year, Deobandi and Wahhabi mullahs issue fatwas (religious decrees) against the Shia rituals of Ashura.

Every year, fake liberal supporters of takfiri TTP-ASWJ terrorists raise objections on the Shia faith and Shia religious rituals, completely hiding the fact that public processions on religious or political grounds are also allowed in Western countries and that nowhere, other than Pakistan, are such processions subjected to violence. They also hide the fact that Deobandis not only attack Shia processions, they also attack girls schools, Ahmadi mosques and Sunni Barelvi shrines. They want to attack the very social fabric and multicultural nature of Pakistani society. The Muharram processions are not only a religious expression of Pakistan’s vibrant Shia community, they are also a proof that Pakistan is still alive, an expression of the colourful diversity of Pakistan’s multicultural population and its resilience against a ruthless enemy.

Every year, terrorists of the Taliban, Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi issue ultimatums that Shia gatherings during Ashura will be attacked.

Yet the Shias of Pakistan have consistently refused to give in. They have refused to cave in to the demands and tactics of the Jihadi-sectarian terrorists some of whom are an integral part of Pakistan army’s Jihad Enterprise, eg, Ramzan Mengal of Balochistan and Ahmed Ludhyanvi of Jhang.

This point was neatly highlighted by Batool Zehra:

…no one is really in doubt about how vulnerable the Ashura procession is this year. In their majalis, Shia clerics have been philosophic about the possibility of suicide bombing, acknowledging that while safeguards have been taken, the threat by its very nature cannot be eliminated by better security.

Come Ashura and each mourner or ‘azadar’ on the long stretch of M A Jinnah Road (in Karachi) is more than a mourner — he is a protester and also a fighter. When the azadar walk out of their homes and join the procession, it is with the understanding that, had they been present at the battle of Karbala, they would have formed part of Imam Hussain’s (RA) army. To a follower, there are no anachronisms.

The Ashura procession is a concrete recreation to the idea that evil, even if it were to hide behind piety, behind religious facades, must be identified and exposed. And if the procession today is Imam Hussain’s (RA) lashkar, then in many ways, the Taliban today in their excesses, rigidity and barbaric cruelty still broadly embody the characteristics — intolerance, cruelty and a penchant for barbarism — of the Imam’s enemies.

Those who suggest that the processions should not take place, are missing the essential point. The Taliban attack not just lives, but a way of life, and it is the latter which must be protected, and which needs to survive. As hundreds of empty schools in Fata and Balochistan testify, it is all too easy to relinquish a way of life in an ultimately empty bid to protect lives. While the fear of bombing is palpable, there aren’t many today who are debating whether or not to go to the procession this year.

Let me once again recall Tony Blair’s words to highlight what Pakistani Shias have been experiencing and courageously demonstrating in the last many years:

“I think we all know what they are trying to do. They are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cow us, to frighten us out of doing the things that we want to do, trying to stop us from going about our business as normal, as we are entitled to do and they should not and they must not succeed. When they try to intimidate us, we will not be intimidated. When they seek to change our country or our way of life by these methods, we will not be changed.”

Through this post on the eve of Ahsura, I wish to pay my tribute to Pakistani Shias, those who sacrificed their lives in the Pakistani nation’s war against Deobandi terrorists (Taliban, Sipah-e-Sahaba, ISIS, Al Qaeda etc) and those who still continue to challenge tyrant caliph Yazid and their progeny in Pakistan.

Shia mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, all of them know they or their dear ones might be killed by Deobandi footsoldiers of the transnational Saudi Wahhabi project, yet they have demonstrated to the Pakistani nation and the entire world the true way to deal with terrorism, i.e., through perseverance, sacrifice and a firm resolve to carry on with the business as usual. In other words, they are true followers and children of Imam Hussein.

My salute to Pakistani Shias. My salute to all those individuals, groups and communities in Pakistan including Sunni Sufis and Shias, Christians and Ahmadis, Hindus and Sikhs, who are facing the brunt of extremist Jihado-sectarian terrorism but they have refused to surrender to the terrorists’ aims and demands.

To Pakistani Shias and all those who stand by individuals’ and communities’ right to practice a faith of their own choice, let me dedicate the following Noha by legendary Sachay Bhai of Karachi:

Ooncha rahay apna alam…

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Videos: Examples of resilience

Exclusive Video of bomb attack on Shia Muslims (Chehlum Juloos) in Khanpur , Punjab, 15 Jan 2012. Pakistan’s brave Shias Muslims refuse to be threatened by cowardly attacks by Deobandi ASWJ terrorists. They remain undeterred.

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Deobandi terroists attack Shia Muslims’ Muharram procession (Ashura jaloos) in Hangu, KP (2007-08).

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Rawalpindi Chehlum Jaloos (24 Dec 2013)

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  • Acts of violence by extremist Deobandis and Wahhabis must not disunite Sunnis and Shias.

    Let’s take example from the following response by British Muslims to the events of 7/7:

    ‘It will not divide us, but will unite our communities’
    As British Muslims fear reprisals following the bombings in London, Katherine Demopoulos hears from those attending the East London Mosque for Friday prayers

    Society Guardian, Friday 8 July 2005

    The service started much like any other. Chatting quietened to whispers and an occasional cough. Two or three latecomers filed in. A mix of prayer caps could be seen, one lilac, one red, but mostly white. Some heads were uncovered and the ubiquitous hoodie was also in evidence. Everything seemed normal, aside from the phalanx of journalists watching from the gallery.

    This is the media-savvy East London mosque, close to Aldgate station where one bomb went off. Yesterday, the mosque welcomed the injured through its doors for tea and refreshments, and received a request from the local Royal London hospital in Whitechapel to be on standby as a centre for giving blood.

    Today, a media team organised press conferences and interviews around Friday prayers, and even the sermon contained a warning to journalists from Imam Shaykh Abdul-Qayyum to report accurately.

    In a brief sermon, he called on people to work to maintain harmony between religions and to celebrate multicultural London. A joint statement from Muslims, Anglicans, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews and Roman Catholics said they were “united in condemning the outrageous acts of terror”, and the mosque’s director, Dilowar Hussain Khan, talked of the events bringing all communities together. “It will not divide us, but will unite the communities in London.”

    That sentiment was echoed by Heba Al-Naseri, a doctor at Newham University hospital, who volunteered at the Royal London yesterday and treated victims with minor injures. “We’re all in this together,” she said. “We’re all Londoners.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2005/jul/08/terrorism.attackonlondon3

  • Hotay rahay bazoo qalam

    A grenade attack killed one child and wounded 28 people, including women and children, at a Muharram procession Thursday on the eve of Ashura in Peshawar, reported Express 24/7 correspondent Iftikhar Firdous.

    “Twenty-five injured were brought to our hospital. There are women and children among them. One child is in a serious condition,” said Abdul Hamid Afridi, head of the city’s Lady Reading Hospital.

    According to Express 24/7 correspondent Omar Farooq, three of the injured, including one child, were in critical conditions when they were brought into Lady
    Reading Hospital.

    “It was a grenade attack,” Peshawar administration chief Mohammad Siraj told AFP, adding that police had failed to arrest the culprit.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/90936/live-updates-low-intensity-explosion-in-peshawar-procession/

  • Violence in Muharram

    Editorial

    An Ashura procession in Karachi on December 16, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

    The month of Muharram that once brought Muslims of all religious denominations together under the symbolic flag of Imam Hussain’s martyrdom, has become a season of violence. This year, the government is spending billions of rupees cordoning off imambargahs and procession routes with the help of the police and rangers to protect the Shia community.

    Last year, Ashura processions were attacked in many cities, including Lahore, where such incidents had been unknown. Karachi saw people dying from suicide bombings twice, once on the occasion of Ashura and the second time on the occasion of Chaliswan (the fortieth day of Martyrdom). The cities that lie along the road that goes from Peshawar to Kurram Agency were always under threat because of the Sunni-Shia admixture there and the persisting parallel writ of the Taliban over them.

    Quetta in Balochistan, where the Hazara-Shia community is ghettoised and therefore easy to target, is once again tense as the much-weakened provincial government ensures safety to the processionists of Imam Hussain. Much violence has occurred there and in the Shia-majority areas of Parachinar in Kurram Agency and in Gilgit–Baltistan. Parachinar has been cut off from the rest of Pakistan for the past two to three years because the Tehreek-i-Taliban, and particularly Hakeemullah Mehsud, have been killing people on the basis of sect for the past decade.

    Why has Muharram become such a season of tragedies for us? The people of Pakistan are not fired by sectarian hatred. Wherever there is no clerical or terrorist coercion, they coexist happily and, not so far back in the past, used to intermarry as well. Scholars who have investigated the closing of the Pakistani mind agree that Pakistan’s sectarian war is a relocated conflict and is a radiation from the fire that was lit in the Middle East and the Gulf when Arab leadership passed from secular leaders to religious ones, and Iran arose as the champion of the scattered Shia communities in the region.

    One can date the participation of the state in sectarianism under General Zia in this relocated war. He got the Zakat Ordinance promulgated in 1980 and wrongly applied it to the Shia on the advice — and draft of the law itself — of an Arab jurist sent to Islamabad by Saudi Arabia. In 1987, General Zia allowed the mujahideen fighting the war against the Soviet Union to attack two Shia strongholds, Kurram and Gilgit-Baltistan.

    In the 1980s, Maulana Manzur Numani (Deobandi) of a famous Lucknow madrassa was paid by Rabita al-Alam-e-Islami to get fatwas of Shia apostatisation issued from the madrassas of Pakistan.

    Numani wrote a book Khumaini aur Shia kay barah mein Ulama-e-Karam ka Mutafiqqa Faisala (Consensual Resolution of the Clerical Leaders about Khomeini and Shiism) and this was widely circulated in Pakistan.

    The Iraq-Iran war poisoned minds in the region, and organisations linked to jihad began carrying out punishments in light of these fatwas. In 2003, when the Shia Hazaras were massacred in Quetta it was revealed that the fatwas from the major Deobandi seminaries were in circulation in the city before the massacre, but no one took notice. In fact, the Hazaras later put the fatwas on their website straight from the 1988 collection of Manzur Numani, but again the jihad-weakened state took no notice.

    There are two ways the state will ‘exclude’ its unfavoured communities. One is by apostatising the identity of a community it thinks deviant; the other by intensifying the identity of the majority community. Both these processes have been resorted to. The Shia have responded by retreating into the non-consensual (with Sunnis) aspects of their religion and fear losing everything if they don’t do this. This conflict is at times bilateral but in most cases it is unilateral, with terrorists killing innocent Shias.

    But Karachi, more than any other city, has the potential of being the largest and most fearsome arena of this battle.

    WikiLeaks has revealed that the region of origin of this conflict is still embroiled in sectarian politics. As Iran moves towards its nuclear objectives, the ‘relocated war’ of Pakistan will move up the graph of intensity. And the state in Pakistan is too weak to look after its people.

    Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2010.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/91024/violence-in-muharram/

  • Full Script of Tony Blair’s Speech

    ‘We will hold true to the British way of life’
    A statement by the prime minister, Tony Blair, made in Downing Street after he returned to the capital from the G8 summit in Scotland after today’s bomb attacks in London

    Press Association
    guardian.co.uk, Thursday 7 July 2005 16.36 BST

    This is a terrible and tragic atrocity that has cost many innocent lives. I have just attended a meeting of the government’s emergency committee. I received a full report from the ministers and officials responsible.
    There will be an announcement made in respect of the various services, in particular we hope the Underground as far as is possible and rail and bus services are up and running as soon as possible.

    I would like again to express my profound condolences to the families of the victims and to those who are casualties of this terrorist act. I would also like to thank the emergency services that have been magnificent today in every respect.

    There, of course, will now be the most intense police and security service action to make sure we bring those responsible to justice. I would also pay tribute to the stoicism and resilience of the people of London who have responded in a way typical of them.

    In addition, I welcome the statement put out by the Muslim Council who know that those people acted in the name of Islam but who also know that the vast and overwhelming majority of Muslims, here and abroad, are decent and law-abiding people who abhor this act of terrorism every bit as much as we do.

    It’s through terrorism that the people that have committed this terrible act express their values and it’s right at this moment that we demonstrate ours.

    I think we all know what they are trying to do, they are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cow us, to frighten us out of doing the things we want to do, of trying to stop us going about our business as normal as we are entitled to do and they should not and must not succeed.

    When they try to intimidate us, we will not be intimidated, when they seek to change our country, our way of life by these methods, we will not be changed. When they try to divide our people or weaken our resolve, we will not be divided and our resolve will hold firm.

    We will show by our spirit and dignity and by a quiet and true strength that there is in the British people, that our values will long outlast theirs. The purpose of terrorism is just that, it is to terrorise people and we will not be terrorised.

    I would like once again to express my sympathy and sorrow for those families that will be grieving so unexpectedly and tragically tonight. This is a very sad day for the British people but we will hold true to the British way of life.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/jul/07/terrorism.july71

  • Extremist Deobandis/Wahhabis attack Shia houses in Hangu, 9 people killed:

    Rockets Fired in Hangu, 9 People Killed Special

    17 December 2010

    Hangu – Rockets fired on Hangu’s Shia’s neighborhoods kill 9 people on Ashora day, this morning . The dead include a woman and two children.
    Despite tight security measures on Ashora (10th of Moharram) today in Hangu city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 200 km from the federal capital Islamabad, attacks were made on Shia community by means of rockets fired in the morning. The attacks killed at least 9 people according to local sources.
    The rockets were fired early in the morning before the Ashora procession. Local sources say that four rockets were fired and they fell on houses in residential areas of Shia community. Neighborhoods that were hit by the rockets include Malik Abad and Kwurmawalu Kalay (Shahu Road). The rockets are said to have been fired from the hills falling in Orakzai Agency area surrounding the town on its northern extremity.
    “Among the nine civilians killed, there is a woman two children,” told local journalist Abdul Munaim Khan.
    Details about the Ashora procession, led by the Shia community on Ashora, were not available immediately but it is thought the procession was rushed out into the open and then hurried back to sheltered places.
    As of now, the town is under a curfew, not officially announced. Cell Phone communication still remains blocked while PTCL/landlines are working. No sectarian clashes have so far erupted and people are worriedly praying for peace to prevail.

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/301509#ixzz18MYK9YXL

  • All the sec should be free to practice their faith but using it to get the power makes problem .
    practice faith but without spreading hatred ,i think very few religious groups do not spread hatred , Extremist Wahabi ,Deobandi ,Brelvi or shia all use hatred against each other .

  • Pakistani nation will not surrender to terrorists

    عبادتگاہوں پر حملوں میں 365 پاکستانی جاں بحق ہوئے

    لاہور (عامر میر) 2010ء کے 350 دنوں کے دوران دہشتگردی کے 12 خونی واقعات میں مجموعی طور پر 356 پاکستانی جاں بحق اور 612 سے زائد زخمی ہو چکے ہیں اور دہشتگرد عناصر مساجد، امام بارگاہوں، مزارات، مدارس سمیت ملک بھر میں عبادت گاہوں کو نشانہ بنا رہے ہیں اور ان عبادت گاہوں کو اس وقت ہدف بنانے کا رجحان بڑھ رہا ہے مسجدیں نماز کے وقت عبادت گزاروں سے بھری ہوتی ہیں وزارت داخلہ کی طرف سے جمع کئے گئے اعداد و شمار کے مطابق یکم جنوری سے 15 دسمبر 2010 ء کے درمیان 12 حملوں میں اوسطاً ماہانہ 30 افراد ہلاک ہوئے ان میں سے زیادہ تر حملے کالعدم تحریک طالبان نے کئے۔ رواں سال کے ان حملوں میں اوسطاً 350 دنوں کے دوران ہر روز ایک شخص جاں بحق ہوا دستیاب اعداد و شمار کے مطابق امریکہ میں نائن الیون کے دہشتگردانہ حملوں اور اس کے نتیجے میں افغانستان پر امریکہ کی چڑھائی کے بعد سے ایسے 65 حملوں میں اب تک 1500 پاکستانی ہلاک اور 2 ہزار زخمی ہوئے ہیں۔ اس حوالے سے سب سے زیادہ 21 حملے خیبر پختونخو اہ میں ہوئے دوسرے نمبر پر پنجاب رہا جہاں 17 حملے ہوئے اس کے بعد سندھ میں 11 فاٹا میں 11 بلوچستان میں 4 اور آزادکشمیر میں ایک دہشت گردانہ حملہ ہوا مذکورہ بالا زیادہ تر حملے نوعیت کے اعتبار سے فرقہ وارانہ تھے، ان میں کالعدم سپاہ صحابہ کالعدم لشکر جھنگوی، کالعدم جیش محمد، جماعت الفرقان، حرکت الجہاد الاسلامی اور لشکر اسلامی ملوث تھیں، متاثرین میں بیشتر شیعہ بریلوی اور قادیانی شامل تھے جو اس بات کا واضح عندیہ ہے کہ جناح کا پاکستان ایک برداشت نہ کرنے والی قوم میں بدل چکا ہے جہاں اقلیتیں خوف میں رہ رہی ہیں۔ 18 فروری کو 2010 ء کو مسجد پر پہلا حملہ ہوا جس میں اس وقت 38 افراد جاں بحق اور 121 زخمی ہوئے جب خودکش حملہ آور نے خیبر ایجنسی کی وادی تیراہ کے علاقے اکاخیل کی مسجد کے داخلی راستے پر خود کو دھماکے سے اڑا دیا تھا 28 مئی کو لاہور کے علاقے گڑھی شاہو اور ماڈل ٹاؤن میں نماز جمعہ کے دوران کالعدم تحریک طالبات سے تعلق رکھنے والے حملہ آوروں نے قادیانیوں کی عبادت گاہوں کو نشانہ بنایا جس میں 114 افراد ہلاک اور 117 زخمی ہوئے تھے۔گڑھی شاہو میں 84 اور ماڈل ٹاؤن میں 30 افراد ہلاک ہوئے تھے یکم جولائی کو لاہور میں د اتا دربار کے اندر خودکش دھماکوں میں 51 افراد شہید اور 121 زخمی ہوئے ایک حملہ آور نے خود کو دربار کے تہہ خانہ اور دوسرے نے اپنے آپ کو دربار کے صحت میں زائرین کے درمیان دھماکوں سے اڑایا، 14 جولائی کو پانچویں واقعہ میں لنڈی کوتل میں مسجد کے اندر دھماکے سے 3 افراد جاں بحق اور 5 زخمی ہوئے 4 روز بعد ہی 18 جولائی کو چھٹے واقعہ میں سرگردھا کی ایک امام بارگاہ کے باہر خودکش دھماکے میں 5 افراد جاں بحق اور 22 زخمی ہوئے 23 اگست کو ساتویں واقعہ میں وانا میں مسجد کے اندر خودکش دھماکے میں سابق رکن قومی اسمبلی سمیت 36 افراد جاں بحق اور 43 زخمی ہوئے 26 ستمبر کو آٹھویں واقعہ میں بہالپور کی مسجد پر حملے میں 3 افراد جاں بحق اور 11 زخمی ہوئے 7 اکتوبر کو کراچی میں عبداللہ شاہ غازی کے مزار پر خودکش حملوں میں 17 افراد شہید اور 72 زخمی ہوئے یہ نواں واقعہ تھا 25 اکتوبر کو دسویں واقعہ میں میں پاکپتن میں حضرت بابا فرید گنج شکر کے مزار کے مشرقی دروازے پر بم پھٹنے سے 8 افراد جاں بحق 12 زخمی ہوئے۔5 نومبر کو درہ آدم خیل کی مسجد میں نماز جمعہ کے دوران 16 سالہ بمبار نے خود کو دھماکے سے اڑا دیا جس سے 76 افراد شہیدا ور 82 زخمی ہوئے بارہویں واقعہ میں 5 نومبر کو ہی پشاور کے علاقے بڈھ بیر کی مسجد پر دستی بم حملے میں 5 افراد جاں بحق اور 17 زخمی ہوئے تھے۔

    http://www.jang.net/urdu/details.asp?nid=491463

  • Sharmila urges to follow Karbala martyrs’ lesson of peace

    KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives Sharmila Farooqi while paying rich tributes to Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions who waged a holy war against tyrant forces for safeguarding Islam, said that their sacrifices of lives were for peace and well-being of humanity. In a message on the Youm-e-Ashura issued here on Thursday, Sharmila said the nation should follow the lesson of sacrifice given by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in Karbala for the welfare of the humanity and durable peace in the world. The adviser said that the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) provided social system with human dignity and high moral values of collective welfare. She said and asked the people to shun their ethnic and all other differences to promote peace for larger socio-economic development in the country. Sharmila said Imam Hussain (AS) protected the rights of the people at large by not bowing before tyrant forces and upheld the mission of his grandfather Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for peace and human welfare. The adviser said Muharram taught us the lesson of sacrifice, tolerance and fight against injustice and barbarism. “This is the month in which Imam Hussain (AS) sacrificed his life for the cause of Islam and did not compromise on the principles of truth and justice. The example of sacrifice, set by Imam Hussain (AS), cannot be found in any other religion of the world,” she said. Sharmila said, “The best way to pay homage to the sacrifices of Karbala martyrs is to shun sectarian and other prejudices. Muslims should have a firm belief that evil can never surpass the truth. Let us pledge to maintain harmony in our ranks in accordance with golden principles of Islam.” The adviser said that the time had come to rise above petty differences, narrow-mindedness for welfare of humanity and peace in the world. “The martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions is remembered whenever a conflict between right and wrong takes place and people still follow the spirit of Karbala martyrs and achieve big success,” she observed. ppi
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\12\17\story_17-12-2010_pg12_3

  • Followers of Yazid and Mufti Taqi Usmani (extremist Deobandis) attack the followers of Imam Hussain:

    Muharram procession attack foiled
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/91440/muharram-procession-attack-foiled/

    17 Dec 2010

    SHIKARPUR: Security guards shot dead an attacker as he tried to enter an Ashura procession underway in Shikarpur on Friday.
    The attacker managed to explode the grenade before he died, injuring four people, including a police official, in a village near Khanpur .

    The grenade attack targeted an Ashura procession underway. Earlier today, a mortar attack killed six people in Hangu as Shia Muslims marked Ashura.

    Tens of thousands of paramilitary guards and police were deployed across the country to guard Shiite rallies on Ashura, the climax of Muharram.

  • Show of numerical strength is not important, the message is much more powerful.

    Katri Bawa – Parho La Ilah Illallah – Nauha

  • This is what I wrote in response to a post in a Dawn blog by Sana Saleem:

    Sana wrote:

    “It was just last week that I argued with a friend about possibility of canceling Muharram processions. I proposed that the scholars must pass a fatwa, keeping in mind the law and order situation, to avoid processions this year.”

    http://blog.dawn.com/2009/12/29/terror-strikes-home-again/

    Taking this argument further, we must stop offering prayers in mosques, we must refrain from going to markets and shopping centres, we must stop sending our kids to schools and so on, because terrorists (Taliban and their affiliate jihadi and sectarian organisations) have persistently attacked all such places, and unashamedly claimed the responsibility on various occasions. A naive suggestion!

    Disrupting normal life is not a solution.

    We, the people of Pakistan, will not shy away from offering sacrifices in Pakistan’s war against terrorists, only if we are assured that our national security agencies (ISI in particular) which created jihadi and sectarian organisations in the first place are still not protecting them as their potential assets for an ongoing ‘jihad’ in Afghanistan, Kashmir and elsewhere.

    Our honest police officers arrest jihadi and sectarian terrorists only to receive a telephone call next day by the local ISI chief instructing them to release ‘our assets.’

    It is time to crush these assets honestly and transparently.

    And, also it is time to confront those voices in Pakistani media and politics who are helping the Taliban terrorists by providing various excuses and pretexts for their acts of terror.

  • Youth guard Ashura: ‘I may be tired, but I am not afraid’
    By Rabia MehmoodPublished: November 25, 2012

    A young girl offers prayers on burning coals during Muharram. PHOTO: APP
    LAHORE: Shivering from a mixture of adrenalin and nerves, Farwa Sajjad took up guard duty outside the Jamia-tul-Muntazir in Lahore’s Model Town, the evening of Muharram 6.
    The petite 18-year-old was on edge after news reached of the attack on Rawalpindi’s Dhok Syeddan, which claimed 23 lives just hours earlier. However, when she saw a woman charging toward the gate of the Imambargah, knew what she had to do.
    “Farwa went after her, thinking she is a bomber, the shock has left her with a fever now,” explained Zahra Naqvi, one of the three young women on volunteer security outside the Jamia. Fortunately for all concerned, the woman was not a suicide bomber but an over-enthusiastic mourner eager to hear the Majlis.
    As Pakistan grapples with a surge in sectarian violence, hundreds of young people in Lahore, like Farwa are placing themselves in harm’s way amid growing doubt that the state is capable of providing security. The trust in the police to afford any kind of protection is at an all-time low.
    Inside the small tent like make-shift partition, set up for the women devotees’ body search, Farwa took rest while her two friends strictly checked each woman and even their babies.
    “Aunty you cannot bring a huge handbag and please next time, use a transparent bag for Niaz (food for distribution among mourners and devotees) too,” said Zahra Naqvi with an authoritative tone, to the slightly annoyed woman attendee of the Majlis.
    “We do not care what people think about us being strict, this is for their own good and protection, they must understand and follow the rules,” Naqvi said, in between the alert body searches.
    Meanwhile, Saba Syeda Naqi, one of the trio on duty, and their course mate at the religious school of Shia Islam inside the Jamia-tul-Muntazir, explained how the girls ended up working security.
    “We were asked by our teachers at school, because after the Gamay Shah attack, we needed to protect our own and there is a huge difference between our security and police’s,” she emphasised.
    “We cannot trust the police, you see they just fulfill the formality, and we satisfy our hearts through this security too.”
    The Karbala Gamay Shah Imambargah, the main site of Shia Muslims’ procession, saw suicide bombing which killed at least 18 and injured scores, on the death anniversary of Caliph Ali (RA), on Lahore’s Lower Mall, in September 2010.
    After this attack, on the following Ashura in 2011 and at the current one the community has made a concerted effort to call young volunteers for security.
    “We were at the procession and the security was not enough,” said Naqvi.
    “That is why my cousins and I volunteer in different parts of the city during Muharram.”
    Right outside the women’s security tent on the main road, two male students of the Jamia, were on duty checking male attendees. On the main road, leading toward the Jamia, armed policemen were standing on pickets, but the final and thorough check was being done by the youth volunteers.
    Lahore has had a Haidri Scout Volunteers group for years, but the primary job of the group had been providing first aid to the mourners during the Ashura procession, and then help distribute sabeel or food.
    Nabeel* a 21-year-old volunteer for the Nisar Haveli, one of the central sites of Lahore’s main Ashura procession discusses the trust deficit towards the state.
    “We do not trust the police’s body search at all. So we ensure that we should at least do those ourselves,” he said.
    Other than the Ashura procession of Nisar Haveli which concludes at Karbala Gamay Shah, Model Town has been the site of another procession attended by thousands since partition in Lahore.
    Rakhshanda Zaidi or Baji Rakhshanda as she is known by those who visit the Jamia-tul-Muntazir regularly is the organiser of security in the women’s section and looks after administrative affairs.
    Baji Rakhshanda said, “The government is soft on the Taliban and groups attacking the Shia Muslims, there is definitely a lax in security somewhere, which leads to the sectarian groups attacking us.”
    Media creates fear: Rana Sanaullah
    The Punjab government has been criticised for their inability to control sectarian outfits like the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) with roots in the province and now operating in their midst.
    Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah holds the media responsible for the prevailing fear among the people of Pakistan and especially the Shia Muslims.
    “We have had bombings with very high death tolls in Punjab, but now the tolls are not as high, but the entire nation is scared, which is primarily due to the media’s focus on terrorists’ conquests.”
    Sanaullah adds that the image of the terrorist as the winner and the security forces and government as the losers is constructed by the media.
    “We try our best and have increased the security. The routes are well-guarded. But in an open arena, with thousands of people gathered at one place, ensuring that the security is foolproof is not possible,” Sanaullah says.
    “It is not that the rituals of Ashura take place within closed walls, where it would be easy for us to provide foolproof security, but we do try our best.”
    Sanaullah lamented that the policemen on security duty need people’s support instead of criticism.
    Attacks on Shias to persist, fear analysts
    Human rights organisations at home and abroad have repeatedly stated that the Pakistani state has failed to protect Shia Muslims.
    Dr Hassan Askari Rizvi said that since Pakistan’s religious discourse is sectarian and since the state is in retreat in the case of terrorism already, the country would need a generational process to undo the process of religious orthodoxy in politics.
    The matter of protecting the vulnerable sections of the society has gone beyond the domain of the police or just one government department, opined Wajahat Masood, Assistant Professor at BNU and political analyst who has written extensively on secularism in the country.
    “Security cannot be ensured in a compartmentalisation. The political and economic patronage of every armed group needs to be taken away. Such views, that a group involved in militant activity in Afghanistan or Kashmir, serves a purpose for Pakistani state, need to be forsaken altogether.”
    Masood added that the roots of sectarianism run deep, and the ensuing violence may eventually extend to all Pakistanis.
    “Saying that just one outfit like the SSP is sectarian is not correct; every outfit with arms like the Taliban are anti-Shia and religious minorities. My fear is that yesterday they came for Ahmadis, the Christians, today they are coming for Shias and tomorrow they will come for me.”
    Despite the imminent threat during Ashura, volunteers like Farwa and her friends keep guard with the help of one lady police constable at the Jamia.
    As an afterthought, Farwa added, “I might be tired, but please do not think that I am scared because I am the servant of my Imam and I will not deter.”
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    true voice
    5 hours ago
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    Such shame.. Sana sahab should emphasize and concentrate on locking up the terrorists rather than advising the same to the victimized mourners. To imply a shift of blame from the terrorists to mourners by implying that they provoke terrorist elements by holding open processions. If its not today, fear the day that the mere existence of Shiites would be criminalized if irresponsible and insincere statements like this were allowed to take their course..!!!! (ref: http://tribune.com.pk/story/470740/our-gaza-our-karbala/)
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    Tahir Zain
    3 hours ago
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    There is no doubt that the volunteers have stepped in to fill the vacuum. Yesterday at Shah-e-Khorasan Imambarhag complex in Karachi I was searched no less then 4 times in 40 minutes by the volunteers. They did a far though job then the police personal posted there.
    In fact the police were content to let them handle the search department.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/471008/youth-guard-ashura-processions-i-may-be-tired-but-i-am-not-afraid/

  • Fearless devotion: Despite security threats, processions to pass through historic route
    By Hassan AliPublished: November 24, 2012

    The Muharram 9 procession will start from Hussania Hall imambargah in Saddar. PHOTO: EXPRESS
    PESHAWAR: Undeterred by security threats, mourning processions on Muharram 9 and 10 will pass through their historic routes.
    The main procession on Muharram 9 will start at 9am from Hussainia Hall imambargah in Saddar Cantt, pass through Kala Bari and Fawara Chowk, and culminate at Hussainia Hall at 3am.
    The Muharram 10 procession will begin at 11am from Agha Sayed Razi Shah imambargah in Kuchi Baazar, within the walled city. Mourners will march through Kucha Jan Muhammad Khan. The procession will end at Agha Mustafa Shah imambargah in Muhalla Khudadad.
    Another procession has been planned to start at 2pm from Imamia imambargah, which will go towards Muhallah Khudadad, an area adjacent to Qissakhwani bazaar. The procession will end at imambargah Agha Mustafa at around 5pm.

    Later at 2:30pm, another procession will start at Agha Syed Alam Shah Jaffery imambargah from Kuchi Bazaar and will pass through Qissakhwani baazar and dhakki shahidan, eventually returning to its starting point.
    At 3 pm, a procession will begin from Haji Malik Rehman imambargah in Kuchi Bazaar, walk within the city walls, pass through Kuchi Bazaar, Kucha Risaldar, Qissakhwani baazar and will culminate at its starting point by taking the route of Kohati Gate.
    Another procession will start from Agha Sayed Haider Shah imambargah at 4pm and pass through Jehangirpura in Muhalla Rassi Wata. Adding to this, another small procession will start from 4:30pm at Syed Najaf Ali Shah imambargah in Muhallah Khudadad.
    At 6:30pm on Muharram 10, a sham-e-ghariban majlis will be held at Akhundabad imambargah.
    Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2012.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/470410/fearless-devotion-despite-security-threats-processions-to-pass-through-historic-route/

  • Ale Natiq said:

    Ale Natiq
    November 4 at 6:23am ·
    Call them mad, call them whatever you want but deep down you know these are the bravest people you would know. Who would defy threats and intimidation year after year knowing they can become victim to terrorism but still come out in millions in this march of freedom? Salute to the courageous, brave, steadfast and determined lovers of Hussain – Shias, Sunnis, Christians, Hindus, Sikh and everyone else as part of Azadari processions. You, on the footsteps of the father of freedom Hussain ibn Ali, are the biggest threat to terrorists.

    Ale Natiq
    November 4 at 10:52am · Edited ·
    Throughout the year desi liberals and secular countrymen would yearn for cultural activity, interfaith harmony, inclusive and pluralist traditions/rituals; and activities which defy fear and terrorism. Guess what? Azadari and Ashura processions in specific give you all of that. You have Hindus, Christians, Shias, Sunnis, Sikh and others coming together for a tradition which has no parallel. You see rich cultural activity in a set of rituals which are totally inclusive; which have passion plays, color, vigor, beautiful imagery and deep symbolism, legacy of art and literature. It inspires and welcomes everyone without discrimination. Religion, caste, color, creed, gender, nationality, language – none is a barrier. You have millions of people across the country coming together in a march of freedom defying fear like nothing else. Yet you loathe these rituals and mock them? This Muharram, I ask you to put aside your prejudices and go visit Ashura procession at Sehwan Sharif sometime; that is Pakistan at its best. That is what Pakistan could be. Inspiring, inclusive, courageous, culturally rich and very local.

  • Suleman Akhtar said:

    Suleman Akhtar
    November 4 at 11:00am ·
    March! March for we did not accept the caliphate on the banks of Euphrates at that time. March for we reject the caliphate on the banks of Euphrates today. March for we have been people of the tradition. March for we reject literalists and anti-culture nihilists. March for your culture. March to break the stereotypes about Islam. March to show the world that Muslim is not a monolith. March to show them that we are the antithesis of anything A-Q, IS, Boko Haram, Taliban and Sipah e Sahaba believe in. March to tell them that we are not afraid. March for the martyrs. March for the living ones. March for those yet to come into the world.
    March for Hussain! March for yourself!

  • Ale Natiq’s piece:

    یوم عاشورہ : فاشزم اور مزاحمتی مارچ

    یوم عاشورہ کے موقع پر مُلک بھر میں مجالِس عزاء، ماتمی جلُوسوں اور اس ماہ کی نِسبت سے صدیوں سے چلی آرہی رسوم کا سلسلہ جاری ہے۔ یہ رسوم اس پورے خطّے میں پھیلی ہوئی مختلِف اقوام کےثقافتی مظاہر میں گندھی ہوئی ہیں،

    ان رسوم اورکلچرل اظہاریوں کا بنیادی ماَخذ صوفیاء کی عوامی تحریکات رہی ہیں عوامی سطح پرلوگ مسلمان بادشاہوں سے زیادہ خود کواپنےدرمیان موجود ان صوفیاء سے زیادہ ریلیٹ کرتے ہیں۔ صوفیاء کی تحریکات کی عمومی قبولیت کا بنیادی سبب اِن کے فِکروعمل میں کارفرما رواداری اورتکثیریت یعنی پلورلزم کا سرچشمہ وحدت الوجود کا نظریہ اوراِس کے زیراثر دیگرمذاہب ورسوم کا اعتراف، مقامی شناخت اور تہذیب وکلچر کو اختیارکرنا اور اپنانا ہے، اسی لئے آج بھی ان صوفیاء کے مزارات اوران پر منعقدہ عرس کےاجتماعات علاقائی تہذیب و کلچر کے عکّاس ٹھرتے ہیں۔ اگر شاہ لطیف کے مزارپر طنبورے کے ساز سنائی دیتے ہیں، لال شہباز کے مزار پر عقیدت مند دھمالیں ڈالتے ہیں تورحمان بابا کے مرقد کے سرہانے رباب کے نغمے گونجتےہیں۔

    صوفیاء کے اثر ہی کی بدولت حادثہَ کربلا سے معنون علامتیں اور استعارے عوامی اور عمومی سطح پرمحاوروں اور فوک نغموں میں اگر ایک طرف اظہارِغم، رنج والم اور ماتم کے اظہار کا ذریعہ رہے ہیں تو دوسری طرف کربلا کے مزاحمتی کردارطے شدہ ظابطوں اور روایتوں سے بغاوت کی ایک موَثرعلامت بھی چلےآ رہے ہیں، اور اِس کا اِظہارتمام زبانوں کے نثری و شعری ادب اورداستان گوئی کی روایات میں بھی ہوتا ہے

    صوفیاء کے تمام سلسلوں میں یومِ عاشور اور تذکرہ شہادتِ حسین علیہ السّلام اور واقعہ کربلا کی خصوصی اہمیت ہے یہی وجہ ہے کہ ان کے حلقہَ اثر میں تمام مذاہب اورمسالِک میں عزاداریَ حسین کا انعقاد کیا جاتا رہا ہے اور عاشورہ کی مناسبت سے نذرونیاز کی رسومات کا اہتمام ہوتا ہے۔ آج بھی ہندوپاک کے طول وعرض میں مسلمانوں کے اکثریتی مکاتبِ فکرکے ہمراہ دیگر مذاہب بالخصوص ہندو اور سکھ برادری ایّامِ عزاکے ماتمی مجالِس میں شریک ہوتے ہیں

    اپنے دیرینہ رفیق فریڈرک اینگلز کے نام ایک خط میں کارل مارکس سول وارز کی جڑوں میں پنہاں میٹیریل بنیادوں پر ایپین آف ایلیگزینڈریا کی کتاب کا حوالہ دیتے ہوئے رومن کردار اسپارٹاکس کوغلامی کے خلاف اس کی جدوجہد کے باعث کلاسیکی ہسٹری کا شان دار کرداراور قدیم پرولتاریہ کی مزاحمت کی علامت قرار دیتے ہیں اسی طرح ہماری تاریخی روایت میں حسین ابن علی، منصور اور قرۃالعین کے کرداراُسی اہمیت کے حامِل ہیں۔

    اور آج جب سیاسی ضرورتوں کی خاطرمُسلم اشرافیہ کی جانب سے مذہب کے مبہم تصوّرپر استوارشناخت کو بنیاد قراردےکرقائم کیئے گئے پاکستان میں مختلِف ومتنوّع تہذیبی پس منظر کی حامِل شناختوں کو باہم مدغم کرکے اِن میں سے ایک قوم برآمد کرنے کی سعی تاحال جاری ہے توریاست کی پُشت پناہی کا حامِل مذہبی طبقہ آئے دِن اس شناخت کا دائرہ تنگ کرنے اور حدود ریڈیفائن کرنے میں مصروف ہے۔

    ایسے میں مسلم تاریخ کے مختلِف ادوار پرمرکزی دھارے سے مختلف طرزِفکر رکھنا، مُسلِم تاریخ کے کِسی خاص دور کو مثالی قرار دے کر اُس کی طرف رجوع کے نظریے سے اختلاف کرنا، مُسلم دورحکمرانی کے صدرِاوّل میں اک حادثہَ عظیمہ کی یاد میں ماتم کِناں ہونا بھی اِس شناخت کی تنگ دامانی میں نہیں سما پارہا۔

    مذہبی ملّاوَں کی ریاست کو کنٹرول کرنے کی خواہش اور عسکری فیصلہ سازوں کی تزویراتی گہرائی کے حصول کی خواہش کے مابین اختلاط کے بطن سے جنم لینے والے عفریت جسے عُرفِ عام میں طالبان، ظالمان، باطلان کے القابات سے نوازا جاتاہے وہ اپنے پیش رووَں کی خواہشات کی بزور قوّت تکمیل میں مصروف ہیں۔ اسی لئے مذہبی راسخ العقیدگی، سرتاپا یکسانیت اور فاشسٹ تصّور کے حامل اس عفریّت نے پورے ملک کو جہنّم زار بنا رکّھاہے۔

    اِس عفریت کا سب سے بڑا ہتھیار خوف ہے دہشت گردی، بے رحمانہ قتلِ عام اور ہائی ویلیو ٹارگٹس کی کامیابی سے نشانہ بنانے کی صلاحیت اورمیڈیا کی سنسنی خیزی، عسکری ہیئت مقتدرہ کی نیم دلانہ مہم جوئیوں اور سیاسی قیادت کےبوکھلاہٹ آمیز سیکیورٹی اقدامات نے اُن کو “ناقابلِ شکست” ہونے کے منصب پر براجمان کردیا ہے۔

    شِکست خوردگی پر مبنی اپروچ کا تقاضا ہے ہے کہ اُن تمام سماجی اور ثقافتی سرگرمیوں کو ترک کردیاجائے جو طالبان یا اُن کی حلیف فرقہ ورانہ دہشت گرد تنظیموں کی برافروختگی کاباعث بنیں، یا کم ازکم اِن تمام سرگرمیوں کو اس وقت تک معطّل کردیا جائے جب تک طالبان سے لڑ کر اُن کا خاتمہ نہیں کردیا جاتا۔

    اب اگر طالبان کے خوف سے عزاداران کے جلُوس روک دیے جائیں، کل کو وہ ہزارہ شیعہ سے کہیں گے کہ روزمرّہ کی سرگرمیاں اور روزگار کے حصول کے لئے نکلنا چھوڑدو یا گلگت بلتستان کے شیعہ آبادی کو پاکستان کے دیگر حصّوں تک بذریعہ بس سفر سے روکیں یا ایسا ہی کرلیں کہ تمام شیعہ اپنے نام بدل کر علی، حسن، حسین، عبّاس، زینب اور ائمّہ اہلِ بیت سے نسبت ختم کرلیں، یا تمام مزارات کی تالہ بندی کرلیں۔

    اگر یہی سب کچھ کرنا ہے، ان کی ماننی ہے سرِتسلیم خم کرنا ہے تو پھر اُن سے لڑنے کی کیا ضرورت ہے۔ سب کچھ اُن کے حوالے کردیں، حکیم اللہ محسود یا ملِک اسحاق کو خلیفہ ڈیکلیئر کردیں اور ان کے ہاتھ میں اختیار دے دیں کہ وہ اپنے شیعہ ہم عصر امام خمینی کی طرح کلچرل انقلاب کی عدالت سجا کر کسی کو “ملحد” اور کسی کو “مُنافق” قرار دے کر تہِ تیغ کردیں اور جناح کے پاکستان کے آرزومندوں سے اعتراف نامے لکھوا کر کہ ان سے جناح کو سمجھنے مین سہوکا ارتکاب ہُوا ہے جناح تو وہی ہیں جو خلیفہ صاحب سمجھے ہیں اور باقی کی عمر گوشہَ عافیت میں گُزار دیں۔

    اور اگر یہ سب نہیں کرنا اور نہیں سہنا تو پھر سب سے پہلے خوف سے چھٹکارا پانا ہے، خوف کو چیلنج کرنا ہے اور ان تمام کلچرل پریکٹسز کے تسلسل کا دفاع کرنا ہے جو اس عمل میں معاون ہوں، چاہے وہ مجالِس عزا ہوں، اولیاء کے مزارات پر دھمالیں ہوں یا رباب و طنبورے کے تاروں سے چھیڑے گئے نغمے ہوں۔

    شہریار علی کہتے ہیں

    “یہ مزاحمتی مارچ ہے۔ آج کا پاکستان جو ایک عفریت کے دھانے پر ہے، جلوسِ محرّم خوف کے خلاف، دہشت کے خلاف اور اس کی علامت طالبان کے خلاف مارچ ہے یہ مارچ آف فریڈم ہے”

    http://roshnipk.com/blog/?p=1005

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