After having been dismayed and discouraged by the inaction against the terrorists involved in Shia genocide, Shia parties leaderships and religious scholars have come under immense pressure from people to give a call for countrywide sit-in campaign to expand the Quetta protest to entire Pakistan.
Leading Shia party Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen has setup three sit-in camps in Quetta including one outside provincial legislature where an incumbent minister belonging to the MWM himself leads the protesters. They are registering protest against the Shia genocide including spike in targeted murders of Hazara Shia Muslims of Quetta.
Other camps were set up at Alamdar Road and on bypass. Apart from MWM, Jalila Hyder, a social activist and her supporters continue their sit-in outside Quetta Press Club.
All of them are demanding that Army Chief must visit Quetta and meet the heirs of the Hazara Shia martyrs and ensure action against culprits and justice to the aggrieved families.
Hazara Democratic Alliance also had staged sit-in but later they called-of the protest on assurance of Balochistan’s chief minister that action would be taken against culprits.
Agha Syed Mohammad Raza, Balochistan Law Minister who hails from Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen has refused to end protest when Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal visited the sit-in camp outside Balochistan Assembly.
Allama Sajid Naqvi of Shia Ulema Council and Allama Sibtain Sabzwari of his party also condemned the unabated targeted killings of Hazara Shia Muslims in Quetta and other Shiites ni Dera Ismail Khan.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen has also sent letter to the apex court’s chief justice to take suo motu action against the perpetrators of Shia genocide.