Thousands of Shia women took to the streets in Quetta to condemn the unending targeted killings of members of the Hazara community on Tuesday.
The procession, organised by Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen, started from Nichari Imam Bargah on Alamdar Road and culminated at the Hazara graveyard where they raised slogans against the government and law enforcement agencies for their failure to curb the incidents of targeted killings in Quettta.
The protesting women of the Shia Hazara community were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans like â€œStop the genocide of Hazara communityâ€, â€œEnd target killing”, Labaik Ya Hussain (as) and “Shahadat Shahadat Saadat Saadat”.
The protestors also offered fateha at the graveyard for the departed.
The Hazara community has been protesting for the past one week, demanding that the government take action against the target killers.
The protesting Shia Hazara Women werer chanting the slogans against Balochistan Government over its failure to prevent the lives of Shia Hazara community and to arrest the terrorists.
As many as 19 people belonging to the Hazara community have been killed in incidents of targeted killings in Quetta during the past one week.
Stringent security measures have been adopted in and around Quetta with a huge deployment of Frontier Corps (FC), police, Balochistan Levies and other law enforcement agencies.
The government has extended the ban on pillion riding and display of arms in the city, while hundreds of motorcyclists were detained over violating the ban.
According to a senior official of Balochistan government, law enforcement agencies have launched a targeted operation against the terrorists fanning sectarian violence in the city.