Allama Raja Nasir warns against usurping of legitimate rights of Shia Muslims in Pakistan.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Pakistan secretary general Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari rejected ban on azadari – mourning.
Allama Raja Nasir warns against usurping of legitimate rights
He expressed these views, while addressing a press conference at MWM’s central secretariat in Islamabad.
He said that Shia Muslims commemorate mourning rituals during Moharram and Safar and also on 8th Rabiul Awwal and on other anniversaries.
He said exerting pressure through sectarian groups, registration of cases and witchhunt against Shia Muslims amount to violate religious freedoms and fundamental rights of Shia Muslims.
Hence, he warned the authorities concerned to refrain from undue pressure tactics.
The MWM leader said that Sunni and Shia Muslims struggled together and rallies under leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to establish an independent country Pakistan.
But now, he said, some elements are trying to sectarianize the nation through extremist ideology.
He said Shia Muslims community lost many notables, elites and professionals due to terrorism of hatemongering sectarian outfits.
However, Allama Raja Nasir vowed to defeat these enemies of Pakistan with unity and fraternity. He asked the state institutions to take stern action against them.
He also condemned the murder of Dr Adil Khan and said these enemies of Pakistan had assassinated him under the same agenda to sabotage peace in the country.
He also condemned Narowal City Police’s brutal action against Shia mourners, including women and children.
Furthermore, he condemned witchhunt against Shia Muslims in DI Khan, Kohat and rest of KP province and rest of the country, including Sindh province.
MWM leader asked the state authorities to rein in such officials and take action against them forthwith.