Pakistan-wide protest was held on the anniversary of demolition of Jannat ul Baqee graveyard Medina on an appeal of Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jaffaria leader Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi.
According to the TNFJ spokesman, protest rallies were held across Pakistan. The protestors beat their chest and also held condolence meetings.
The TNFJ said that Saudi rulers destroyed holy shrines of Hazrat Syeda Fatima Zehra (S.A.) Ummahatul Momineen and Sahaba Karam in Jannat ul Baqee (Baqee graveyard) and Jannat ul Moalla graveyard.
Main rally was taken out from Imambargah Nasir Al-Aza, Chowk Waris Khan. Religious scholars belonging to different schools of thought, office-bearers of TNFJ and other subordinate bodies, provincial, regional and district elites, leaders and Matmi Salars of religious organizations attended it.
They marched towards Committee Chowk through marching the Murree Road performing Matamdari and Noha-Khwani where it took the shape of a grand rally.
Allama Syed Mohsin Ali Hamadi and Allama Tasawur Hussain Naqvi spoke at the rally.
A few resolutions presented by Abbas Jafri were also adopted unanimously on the occasion. One of the resolutions said the whole Islamic World has become the symbol of protest of the destruction of mazars of Madar-e-Rasool Hazrat Bibi Amna, home of the Paighambar-e-Islam (SAAW) and other holy places after the destruction of holy mazars of Ahle Bait Athaar (A.S.,) Sahaba Kubaar, and Ummahatul Momineen at the hands of Aal-e-Saud. A resolution strongly condemned the criminal silence on the part of Islamic States, OIC and Arab League on the destruction of Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moallah and said it is tragic that none of the Islamic States lodged any protest with Saudi Arabia at diplomatic level against the destruction of this great asset. The resolution also condemned double standards of the international organizations including the United Nations and UNESCO who claim to be the champions of worldâ€™s cultural heritage. The resolution also criticized the international media for ignoring the destruction of shrines of holy personalities of Islam.
The rally terminated at Imambargah Col. Maqbool Hussain after passing through its traditional route where special prayers marked the conclusion of the rally. Mukhtar Force volunteers escorted the rally throughout while District Administration had made fool-proof arrangements en route the rally. Police officers and jawans remained with the rally throughout.
In Federal Capital Islamabad, the protest procession was taken out by TNFJ District Islamabad Universal Youm-e-Inhidaam Jannatul Baqee Committee from Darbar Aalia Hazrat Sakhi Mahmood Badshah near Aabpara. Allama Qamar Haider Zaidi, Central Secretary Information of the TNFJ, read out the message of TNFJ chief Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi. Allama Syed Hussain Muqaddasi and Allama Sh. Ijaz Hussain Madras also addressed the rally.
Similar resolutions presented by Allama Fakhar Abbas Abdi were adopted by the participants demanding all international organisations including the United Nations, the Security Council and the OIC to ensure the dignity of the holy places by getting the same reconstructed.
Majalis-e-Aza were held in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Chakwal, Larkana, Faisalabad, Quetta, Jhelum, Sialkot, Muzaffarabad, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Gilgit, Bhakkar, Multan, Kasur, and Khairpur.