Down with US rally marks solidarity with Iran over Soleimani assassination.
US military assassinated Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani in illegal airtsrikes in Baghdad. Iraqi paramiltary Hashd al Shaabi’s commander Abu Mahdi Mohandis also embrcaed martyrdom in those unlawful airstrikes.
Let alone Iran or Iraq, Pakistanis across the country continue to take out rallies to pay tributes of Haj Qassem Soleimani, Au Mahdi Mohandis nad other martyrs.
Down with US rally
Thousands of supporters attended the rally held under the aegis of Ittehad-e-Ummat Forum.
However, such protest rallies remain power show in political landscape of Pakistan. That means the supporters of Iran showed their mass support for victims of illegal US airstrikes.
Allama Qazi Niaz of Federation of Pakistan Shia Seminaries, Allama Sibtain of Shia Ulema Council and Allama Abdul Khaliq Asadi and Allama Hassan Raza Hamdani of MWM led the rally.
The co-leaders of the rally also included: Allama Tauqeer Abbas of Jamia Urwatul Wusqa, Maulana Hussain Najafi of Jamiatul Mustafa.
Besides, ISO CP Arif Hussain, Imamia Organisation’s Ali Raza Naqvi, Jamia Baisat’s Allama Haider Abbas Naqvi, Allama Imtiaz Kazmi of Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz-e-Tashayyo, Allama Niaz Ghallu of Anjuman Hussainia Khwajgan and JSO’s Zeeshan Abbas Shamsi also led.
The rally condemned the illegal US airstrikes. The protesters demanded complete US pullout from Iraq and Syria according to Iraqi and Syrian parliament’s decisions.
They also condemned the US administration for violation of sovereignty of Iraq, Syria and Iran.
Haj Qassem and Mohandis Abu Mahdi
Iraq Government had officially requested Iranian military help to counter terrorism. IRGC Quds Force commander Haj Qassem Soleimani was helping Iraq government becaause of the request.
Abu Mahdi Mohandis was leading Hashd al Shaabi or Popular Mobilisation Force that too was helping Iraq government against Daesh terrorists.
Both of them enjoyed legitimacy and played legitimate role. But, US military perpertrated airstrikes defying Iraq government.
Hence, US Baghdad airstrikes amounted to an attack on Iraq sovereignty in violation of international law.
Pakistani nation is expressing solidarity with Iran. Prominent politicians and former diplomats of Pakistan also offer condolences by visiting Iran diplomatic missions.
Pakistnis continue to take out rallies across the ountry to pay homage to Soleimani and Mohandis Abu Mahdi.