Islamic Leaders Condemn Killing Of Pakistani Shias
A group of Islamic scholars have condemned the brutal killings of Shia Muslims and have called upon international bodies across the world to devise ways to put an end to the killing in Pakistan.
“It is extremely shameful,” Islamic scholar Maulana Sayed Ahmedalo Abidi, Imam-e-Juma Khoja Jama Masjid Dongri and Principal of Houza Ilmiya Najifi House, told reporters in Pakistan.
He has urged the Pakistani government to take action to protect the minority Shia community, saying it “must acknowledge that the atrocities unleashed against the helpless community are tantamount to a systemic genocide.”
Maulana Zaheer Abbas Rizvi, general secretary of the All India Shia Muslim Personal Law Board, said the Pakistan Human Rights Commission must also intervene to put an end to the violence committed against the Shia community.
Islamic scholars all around the world have condemned the recent bomb attack that shook Abbas Town in Karachi.
Anger has also risen amongst Pakistani citizens.
Shortly after the attack, hundreds of protestors (including those from the mainstream ‘Sunni’ majority) gathered outside the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, to condemn the massacre and call for action to be taken to protect the Shia minority.
At least 150 people were wounded by the blast and in this year alone, nearly 300 people have died in target killings.