Shia Muslims of Karachi commemorate the great Shia martyr Syed Askari Raza on his martyrdom anniversary today that is in accordance with Islamic calendar. He was martyred near NIPA Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on the last day of year 2011.
The sacred blood of the defendant of innocent Shia prisoner revived Shiite activism as almost Shia Muslims of all areas of Karachi came out to participate in the funeral procession of Syed Askari Raza.
The heirs of the martyr wanted to get the killers booked before his burial and hundreds of thousands of Shiites began marching from Incholi and reached Governor House where they staged a historic sit-in in the Red Zone area. Their nightlong mourning and protest compelled the government to meet their demands. Police had to register FIR against the takfiri terrorists.
His namaz-e-janaza was held in front of Governor House and the funeral procession began from there and culminated at Wadi-e-Hussain (AS) Graveyard on main superhighway.
His martyrdom and funeral was historic by all sorts. People were celebrating Happy New Year night but lovers of Imam Hussain (AS) were mourning the brutal assassination of Syed Askari Raza. His message was clear to Shia leaders and youths: Don’t desist from helping innocent Shia prisoners and provide them all out legal assistance and look after their dependents.