On 4th July 2012 law enforcement agencies arrested three Shia men and later their female kin in connection with terrorist activities in Quetta. The people who belong to Dera Ismail Khan were arrested on a police check post, after which their house in Faisal Town Brewery was raided resulting in the arrest of the women.
As soon as the news broke out, Hazara Democratic Party in Quetta spread rumours that those arrested were Lashkar-e-Jhangvi operatives who were residing in the Shia area. Thousands of SMS messages originating from HDP workers were exchanged and sent to the Shia Hazara of Quetta in order to create confusion and help those who had arrested the Shia men and women.
Later the same people ran SMS campaigns that outsiders were creating problems for Hazaras of Quetta and the Hazaras of Quetta should disown the Shias of other areas. This is what the agencies who run HDP want that the Shias of Quetta are isolated from the rest of Pakistan.
The same HDP workers spread another rumor that respectable Shia women had been raped by FC and Police while in custody. This was done to rouse sentiments of Shias across the country and especially in Quetta so that sectarian unrest can take place and HDP could blame religious elements in the society for it and make it an excuse for law enforcement agencies to start a crackdown against Shia leaders and religious people in Quetta. This shows the extent to which HDP can go in order to serve its interests.
This is not different from what previously Daily Jang and Daily Ummat have done in connection to Quetta and Shias. These two newspapers have been publishing false reports about presence of Mehdi Militia in Quetta and linked acts of terrorism in Quetta with the organization in order to create sectarian hatred in the city.
This is clear that HDP, Jang and Ummat etc are all actually serving ISI’s game in Quetta and are equally responsible in the killing of Shias in Quetta. Shias should be aware of them and reject them.
PS: Cunning move
HDP dissociates itself from arrested Shias: Hazara People has no involvement in any sort of killing or terrorist acts in the Quetta city or vicinity, HDP. pic.twitter.com/qkie3xmx