Curfew imposed in parts of Rawalpindi following riot at Ashura procession

Published: November 15, 2013

A police armoured vehicle leaves the site following clashes in Rawalpindi on November 15, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI: Authorities have imposed a curfew for 24 hours in parts of Rawalpindi after sectarian clashes erupted at a Muharram 10 procession near Fawara Chowk, that left at least eight people dead and over 80 injured, Express News reported.

Considering the hapless situation, Commissioner Rawalpindi and IG Punjab had requested the authorities to impose a curfew. Reports indicate that cellular services in Rawalpindi might also remain suspended for two additional days.

The 24 hour curfew has been imposed within the the limits of 19 Rawalpindi police stations. The curfew will also extend to Rawal Town and Potohar Town.

Rawalpindi city police and a large number of army troops are now patrolling various areas in the city.

The tragedy occurred as mob turned against the police in the procession passing through Raja Bazaar in Pindi.

As mourners massed, a group of miscreants at 3:00pm reportedly snatched guns from police personnel installed in the area for security, and opened fire.

As panic spread, unknown people set a portion of the cloth market in Raja Bazaar on fire.

The situation soon got out of hand and the army was called in to control the situation.

The Express News team, along with other media personnel were also assaulted by unknown men.

A large contingent of fire brigades, rescue teams and as many as six army companies were summoned to control the situation.

According to Rescue 1122 sources‚ the injured have been admitted in District Headquarters Hospital.

Ten buildings are known to have been destroyed.

Although the firing stopped, the fire at Raja Bazaar could not be extinguished for a long time.

Chief Minister takes notice

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken a notice of the incident and asked the City Commissioner and RPO Rawalpindi to submit report.

Reader Comments (208)

  • Malik Hamza
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:32PM

    So shameful , that two groups of muslims cannot tolerate each other !

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:38PM

    The incident happened around 6pm in the evening and ET is reporting the matter after 3 hours and 30 minutes.

    The readers of the online ET wants timely reporting on the matters concerning the country and not after 3 hrs 30 minutes.

    The local Police should investigate the matter as who was delivering the sermon and what was the contents of the sermon which led the participants made angry due to which the cloth market was put on fire, besides leaving 7 dead and dozens injured.

    It is very sad incident which occurred in Rawalpindi on 10th of Muharram, amid tight security.

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  • Muhammad Ziad
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:39PM

    7 precious lives for lost. Ban these processions on immediate basis and bring the people responsible for the act to justice. No more drama !

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  • Rojer
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:41PM

    Culprits who attach on the mosque should be punished. These people are getting out of control.

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  • Rabzon
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:42PM

    Can’t these fanatics stop killing each other, what’s wrong with them?Recommend

  • Midhat
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:44PM

    Why can’t these mobs be more human? So what if a sermon started and so what if there was a procession! Was the loss of seven lives worth it!!..So often religions gets blamed but it is always the irrational, aggressive, nontolerant humans thats cause tragedies as such.. Religions,nationalities, races and sects are just the excuses these hateful humans use. Seven families ruined! May Allah give them patience to deal with it..

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  • Jibran
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:48PM

    @Malik Hamza:
    Well wahabis are not Muslims, as they promote taking the lives of innocents. Sunni Tehreek has already given a fatwa. On the other hand, wahabis declare everyone else nonmuslim. So what do you say

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  • Malik Hamza
    Nov 15, 2013 - 9:54PM

    In which country do u see people snatching police weapons ?
    we really are unique

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  • Waqar abbas anujm
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:00PM

    Sir, situation is hadale or still on the way…..

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  • Sami Ullah
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:05PM

    Ban all the religious ceremonies of all sects.

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  • shafi
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:07PM

    it is not a matter of any procession from mosque but a mind set of yazidi and Hussaini since more than 1400 years.Recommend

  • Zen
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:09PM

    @Malik Hamza:
    This is the reason why Jinnah wanted a separate country called Pakistan.

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  • anti elitist rawalpindi
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:09PM

    O mullahs!!!!!!! What have you done to my country!!!
    I am a sunni and I am proud to say I love my shia brothers and I totally condemn these militant mullahs.

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  • Sami
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:14PM

    After years of voilence in the name of sectarian killings,a solution must be proposed. Because all of us (suni, shia or non muslims) Have to live in this country. Environment of peace and tolerance is the key. I think all processions( Regarding all Occasion including muharram n rabbi ul awwal processions) must be organised outside the cities in open grounds, so that no body is disturbed by any one’s religious activities. Secondly any body delivering hate speech must be punished severly. We as a nation should avoid emotionalism.

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  • مسلمان
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:19PM

    Shia attacked on a sunni mosqueRecommend

  • Al
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:22PM

    @Rojer:
    And culprits from the mosque who fire at a procession remembering The sacrifices of the martyrs of Karbala and speak with hatred and bigotry during sermons should also be punished. Last I checked sermons are delivered to reflect upon ourselves and improve not to incite hatred towards other people.

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  • Jeff Hardy
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:28PM

    muslims are very intolerant people

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  • Last Word
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:29PM

    The safest place in the world where as many 18 crores Muslims belonging all sects can celebrate their religious festival respectively without any fear or hinderance is India and the most dangerous place is Islamic State of Pakistan.

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  • Syed
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:30PM

    That sermon from the mosque was not a sermon but a fitna. The aim was to hurt the Shias mourners of Imam Hussain a.s. I also believe the few people that attacked the mosque should not have lost their temper as this is nothing new. Responsible people should be punished according to the law.

    It wouldn’t shock me as the same people from the mosque had burnt the cloth market. I remember a mob burning bunch of shops in karachi after a bomb attack at a procession. It was blamed on Shias but later they found out that very sophisticated material was used and it was not done by the Shias.

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  • Zain
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:31PM

    @Syed A. Mateen

    I would pay Rs.1,000 to never see a comment from “senior journalist” Syed A. Mateen ever again. Even your Facebook ID is ‘senior journalist’. Self-worth issues much?

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  • Qureshi
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:40PM

    Any speech or sermon even if it is outrageous should not force any one to attack a mosque.this is terrorism.those radical mob mentality holders should be put to death

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  • Malhan Khan
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:40PM

    Shame on media, for not paying proper attention, if TAliabn attack on Imambargahs then whole world immediate give attentiion, but when it is mosque, then meida ko saanp songh jaata hae.

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  • M. Emad
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:43PM

    Ashura or no-Ashara, ‘Islamic Republic’ of Pakistan turned into a Genocidal field.

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  • Khan
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:47PM

    @Muhammad Ziad:
    Welcome to Talibanization of Pakistani society. These Talibans are the Yadeeds of modern world.

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  • DAJ
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:50PM

    Has to be a Jewish conspiracy, these people are all raw agents and are trying to destroy Pakistan’s incredible reputation as the safest country in the world. This cannot be done by Pakistanis because we are to pious to even kill a fly let alone 8 human beings.

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  • Haider
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:55PM

    @Rojer: hey man…i was there at the spot and no mosque was set on fire.being a muslim each and every muslim has this belief that Masjid is sacred and therefore no muslim can damage it.most of this which is being told on media is false.its completely untrue.

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  • Wajahat Raja
    Nov 15, 2013 - 10:58PM

    @Jeff Hardy: Illiteracy and Illiteracy alone is the cause of such behavior. You don’t get to see these things in the literate part of the Muslim world. Take Turkey, Arab Emirates and Malaysia as examples.

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  • sunni
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:00PM

    @Jeff Hardy:
    not muslims only shias are hatemongers

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  • ali
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:02PM

    well lets not forget the facts. It is all together the unbelivable successful efforts of all security agencies to make the day peaceful but such sermons cause tensions and panic to disturb peace process. Mosque is a place to pray not to say bad things. The matter should observed carefuly.

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  • Zif
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:02PM

    What was the need of this mindless behaviour? If one side was being unfair or prejudice then the other side should have shone restraint and maturity. Actually both sides showed how shallow they were!

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  • ali
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:07PM

    well lets not forget the facts. It is all together the unbelivable successful efforts of all security agencies to make the day peaceful but such sermons cause tensions and panic to disturb peace process. Mosque is a place to pray not to say bad things. The matter should observed carefuly.Recommend

  • ARW
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:14PM

    @Muhammad Ziad:
    Instead of demanding to ban procession you should ask your beloved CJ why he and his mates (whole judiciary) did not take any action when terrorist are in their court. I do not think that putting ban on such activities will result in peace however, demanding ban on extermism and their supporting groups will result in peace no matter if the group belongs to shia, sunni bralvi, sunni deobandi etc. If these groups are banned in true spirit you’ll see the result.

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  • Sohairah
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:26PM

    Two nations theory_ Muslims of India needs a separate homeland to practice their faith. So, a country be created for Muslims of India, because they cannot practice their faith while living with people of other faiths. Since the creation of Pakistan we see hundreds of such incidence every year which prove that theory wrong……. Create a new theory now, otherwise we will no longer be a country.

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  • Nov 15, 2013 - 11:27PM

    if america had bombed down that mosque that is what we condemn and when a Pakistani burns it. Ya but thats okay for the sake of intercommunal harmony. A mosque burnt once in a while is okay. Zalimo Allah k ghar ki baat pe to condemn karo apne maslak se hat k…

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  • ARW
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:28PM

    @sunni:
    Just to recall you before blaming Shias. The people who attacked imambargah during prayers and majlis timing, Masjid (for clarification: Barailvi Sect), Schools were you brothers Deobandi / Salafi. Now can you please elaborate who is hatemongers?? Just for more clarity, Deobandi / Salafi attacks shias muslims, barailvi muslims, army, LEA …. this can easily who is the problem child my friend!!!!

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  • To مسلمان
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:36PM

    First and foremost the shias were attacked by wahabis’s after whcih they fought back and decided to destroy the wahabi militant so-called mosque. Wahabis shudve thought abt it b4 :D

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  • ali khan
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:36PM

    media is also not shown interest in this matter. even famous tv channals not covered this incident. God knows what is fact. but which one is responsible should be punished. hope for justice. look what the other non muslims are saying about us.

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  • hadisa rizvi
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:40PM

    we all get worried to listen this incident its due to insufficient administration MOULA PUNJATAN PAK may save us

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  • Kanwal
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:44PM

    Anyone remember the events of the Karachi bomb blast in 2010? Looks like someone really badly wanted to damage Raja Bazar shops and/or the shop owners were not paying the “dues”,eh? We will never see the real culprits who damaged public property in this case, just as everyone knows who burnt the Karachi market and is still roaming Karachi. In the land of the pure.

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  • Kanwal
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:44PM

    Anyone remember the events of the Karachi bomb blast in 2010? Looks like someone really badly wanted to damage Raja Bazar shops and/or the shop owners were not paying the “dues”,eh? We will never see the real culprits who damaged public property in this case, just as everyone knows who burnt the Karachi market and is still roaming Karachi. In the land of the pure.

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  • jamal
    Nov 15, 2013 - 11:49PM

    There was firing first from the Deobandi mosque into the Shia crowd. Why is this not being reported? The video is all over social media.

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  • Mariam
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:00AM

    All public processions should be banned … No matter who does it. Do whatever you want in your own home but please not outside.

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  • bash gul
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:04AM

    There is definately a conspiracy behind this incident. The LEA must have been there for security, and even some in plainclothed monitoring the procession, must be knowning who actually started the riots, did they not hear the sermon from the Mosque? Was it the Friday Sermon or just a speech given by some imams to spread hatred over the loud speakers. It now all depends on the government of Punjab how they will defuse the whole situation and put an end to such riots.

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  • Ahmad
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:08AM

    Shia attacked and burnt a mosque and madrassah and they call it “secterian clash” Recommend

  • Jibran
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:09AM

    @Wajahat Raja:
    Turkey is not a Muslim country. It is secular. This is why we should make Pakistan secular as well, religion has to be a personal matter. State must treat all citizens equally. Recommend

  • Nov 16, 2013 - 12:22AM

    @sunni:

    not muslims only shias are hatemongers

    What sectarian hypocrisy from a majority anti-Shia bigot. Read the news sometime and you’ll see global hate-mongering and terrorism monopolized by Wahhabi/Salafi/Sunni extremists worldwide, let alone the higher accounts of anti-Shia prejudice from Sunni populations. If this were the case there wouldn’t have been a need for beefed up security for the Shia Muslim minority to protect them from Sunni extremists in the first place.

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 12:30AM

    Generally those prejudiced against the Shia minority, tend to justify pre-meditated murder and terrorism of random innocent minorities by Wahhabi/Salafi/Deoband/Sunni extremist militants, claiming their religious sentiments were hurt by supposed imaginary ‘hate speeches’ by the minority’s clerics at some point in time in history.

    I wonder if they’ll apply the same standard in justifying an immediate mob attack on this hate mongering mosque deliberately during the middle of a known religious procession passing by?

    But that’s not what happened as now its being reported that it wasn’t just hate propaganda by the Deoband mosque, but an actual firing and attack onto the Shia procession which led to the retaliation.

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  • herald
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:46AM

    Well those shia processions should be shifted to some Shia part of the world.. like Iran or Iraq.. all shia’s should go there in these days and should do whatever they want. I mean i have seen whole security is being engaged in these procession. Even the CM office is transformed into a control room. Sunni scouts were giving duties for the safety of these procession. What else you are expecting ??Recommend

  • Abid P. Khan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:49AM

    @Malik Hamza:
    “So shameful , that two groups of muslims cannot tolerate each other !”

    .
    Nothing new. This has been going on for last 1400 years.

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  • Abubakar
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:57AM

    This procession drama must end .. If they love so much with Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) they should do it at their homes and must not show off. What a sad incident and more alarmingly threat to Pakistan. Allah save us!

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  • romm
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:59AM

    @Jeff Hardy:
    I agree with you but all religions are means of exploitation.

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  • imran ali
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:05AM

    the question is why sermon was allowed in the mosque..which was on the procession route.

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  • SUNNI
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:10AM

    Fact, just for the information:

    Iran: 40% Sunni, 52% Shia
    Pakistan : 70% Sunni 13% Shia Recommend

  • abu.ashhad
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:12AM

    @Jeff Hardy:
    Yes we have witnessed when drones are killing innocents so please shut your mouth!
    Muuah.

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  • Malik Hamza
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:23AM

    @Jibran: Who are you to say they are not muslims , if u choose to say that then you ttp has the same mindset. Sunni Tehreek doesnt represent all Sunni muslims just a small group of sunni muslims.

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  • Farooq Khan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:33AM

    @ali khan:
    I am glad media is not covering this event as much as they usually do. A wider coverage will only work as fuel on fire and make the wishes of enemies of Pakistan and Islam come true.

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  • Khan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:35AM

    What is this? It’s remind me a great quote “I can see humans but not humanity”. Snatching weapons from security forces is ridiculous . How can muslims burn a mosque? I think higher authorities are fully responsible of this act . It’s clearly showing the involvement of 3rd party in this accident. Recommend

  • Jamil
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:36AM

    this is really shameful that we the muslims are such intolerant creed now! this is absolutely never been teaching of Islam, We have lost the guidance ,lost the teaching and lost humanity!!! the only Interpretation of jihad is Killing???? Bloodshed?
    All religious activities/Processions MUST BE BANED on roads, i am a Shia and i can say Religious activities must be exercise inside the mosque/immambargha’s not on the roads!!!

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  • Hazik
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:39AM

    How can u say that do u have any evidence.???.. And how can u kill someone just by judging others by yourself??? Imagine if everyone starts doing that…. Why do we need a law than???? If Taliban are wrong than these Shias r grossly wrong as well@To مسلمان:

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  • farhan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:41AM

    there should be a place out side the city for shia peoples to do these juloos and matam.

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 1:45AM

    If Pakistanis did not notice it – Shia Muslims in Hindu India celebrated Muharam across India. They had their traditional processions, their prayers and everything else they do to remember the sacrifice of their saints. Hindus did not harass the, There was no threat to their lives or property from any Indian quarter. We did not mow them down with Kalashnikovs. Neither did we throw bombs and grenades into the midst of Shias praying in their mosques. And by the way, cell phones were working as usual across India. For all our problems & blemishes, Shia Muslims are any day safer in Hindu India than Pakistan Recommend

  • Sumaiya
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:52AM

    to all those people who say to ban the ashura and other processions of muharram:
    Praying in Mosques should be banned too as bomb blasts take place in Mosques as well.
    Shopping should be banned too as suicide bombers target markets too.
    Afterall:
    Uska koi Yazeed sy Rishta zrur hy
    Jisko b nagawar hy matam Hussain_a.s ka

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  • Omer
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:54AM

    So a Sunni mosque was burnt,ummm just imagine if it was a Shia mosque ! Hells door would have been crashed open!! But let media handle it!! Peace out! Recommend

  • Nov 16, 2013 - 1:58AM

    Is this what Islam is suppose to be about? NO!

    grow up and look at how the world is coming together – snap out of the mullah following and worship Allah with dignity and respect

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  • shia Ali
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:59AM

    Time and again minorities like Shias are attacked in Pakistan. We know which country is funding it like in Syria. Its about time Shias will need external help to fight salafis. This is required for Shias survival in Pakistan.

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  • Usman Javaid
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:05AM

    Well it’s not some thing new, as sectarian conflicts have long been remained the Achilles heel for the law enforcement agencies. I have absolutely no issues with Pakistan being called the The Islamic Republic, but having said that, I also feel that we’re stuck somewhere in the limbo of religious and secular beliefs. And that mix is what needs to be gotten rid of. It’s time to select a set of beliefs and follow it with letter and spirit. Sectarianism is just an offshoot of that mix; it stems from the confusion among the religious factions whenever they feel underprivileged. We, as a people of this republic, need to draw a line somewhere that could help define us as a nation. The first step towards that can entail a strict imposition on using loudspeakers to propagate specific beliefs of the sects, so as to stave off the potential sectarian conflicts. Unless we take such offbeat approach, sectarian issues can’t be resolved.

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  • Waseem Raja
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:05AM

    Perpetrators must be bought to justice. “Shahbaz Sharif taken notice of situation” what a big deal that he has taken notice! I bet you anything he won’t contribute anything positive to this incident.

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  • salman
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:12AM

    So in short the incident was

    Hate speech from a mosque angered procession mob

    Those geniuses attacked the mosque and burnt 3 people to death

    the mosque crew snatched guns of the police and shot many

    WTF is this country coming to ?? some people are defiantly dying to create a Syria like situation

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  • MATI-UR-REHMAN
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:12AM

    our government, army, and all media making us fool, because “WE DESERVE IT” onlyRecommend

  • Syed Ali Hasnain
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:28AM

    @Jeff Hardy:
    Yeaah jeff we started 7 years war, scramble for africa, world war 1 with the death of just one person the archduke, we carried out the holocaust and dropped the bomb on hiroshima, we contested the ww2, we fought the cold war, the vietnam war, the korean war, we attacked palestine iraq Afghanistan

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 2:31AM

    I request all the muslims to hold the message of islam in mind. all practices and exercise holds the message of peace, helping others, brotherhood, honesty, and unity.but here the situation is different. We do everything as said but we than fire or kill or get emotional. comman guys. this is not right. the end result is bed.

    Please educate around the message of peace and stability and unity and humanity.

    I am Naseer belogn to Ismaili Muslim.

    Thanks

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  • Khalid Naeem
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:32AM

    It is really a sad incident that erupted when the Ashura procession was almost over. I’m a Sunni Muslim and I equally respect my Shia brothers. In my opinion, Shia Muslims are not as intolerant as some other Muslim sects particularly one that i don’t want to name. The sect that I want to mention has a record of being intolerant (especially toward Shias) throughout the history of Pakistan and they have been very active since the last decade. I assume they must have done something first which compelled the shias for counter attack.

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 2:36AM

    When is Khadim e Aala going to suspend officers for this incident? Awaiting his farman.

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 2:39AM

    I request all the muslims to hold the message of islam in mind. all practices and exercise holds the message of peace, helping others, brotherhood, honesty, and unity.but here the situation is different. We do everything as said but we than fire or kill or get emotional. comman guys. this is not right. the end result is bed.

    Please educate around the message of peace and stability and unity and humanity.

    I am Naseer belogn to Ismaili Muslim.

    ThanksRecommend

  • Rehan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:40AM

    What I see is, almost everyone tries to prove other is a non-muslim and him/herself a true muslim, which does not seem right. Why can’t we just leave everyone alone and start thinking about our own selves only as far as religion is concern. What I believe in is humanity comes before anything else. How can one be so cruel to kill innocents, especially children with such hatred in their hearts and still be called human, let alone being muslim?

    The damage is done and it’s not new in a country like Pakistan where countless innocent people are kills for no reason every single day. However, the only solution to that I can think of is to leave everyone alone with whatever their religious views are, put a complete ban on use of loud speakers by mosques of all sects and please stop thinking everyone from different sect is a kafir. Leave this decision with the creator and no doubts he’s the best judge.

    My heart goes out to all the ones lost their lives and are injured. I feel so helplessness on this event, wish and pray for the betterment of people of Pakistan.

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  • sadaf
    Nov 16, 2013 - 3:19AM

    Ashura k Jaloos k Root par Mojood Sipah e Sahaba (Dehshatgard) Masjid Ghullam-Ullah K Khateeb Ney Loudspeaker Ka GhairQanoni Istemal kia..Oar Jumma tul Mubbarik k Khutba main Yazeed ko Razi allah Kaha oar Imam Hussain a.s Ki Zat e Aqdas Par Tuhmaat Lagai ..Jis k Bad Azadaran e Mazloom e Karbala Ahelsunnat oar Ahelytaseeh Brothers Ney Masjid Intezamia sey request ki k Loudspeaker Ka Ghalat istemal na kia jaeye magar Kisi ney tawajah na di jis par Moamneen sarapa aehtjaj ban gaye..Moamneen K aehjaj par Masjid ki chat sey pathrao kia geya ..Jis k Bad Jaloos e Aza Maidan e Jang ka samma paish krta rha..

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  • John
    Nov 16, 2013 - 3:21AM

    Pak media had a keen eye on the situation today, yet failed to cover the Rawalpindi riots. What gives?

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  • Funter
    Nov 16, 2013 - 3:26AM

    All the police and rangers were deployed to provide security to these processions. Maybe next time security should watch out for the others as people in these processions are volatile and can easily get out of control.

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  • Maula Jatt
    Nov 16, 2013 - 3:28AM

    Very shameful act for the procession to attack a mosque and its worshippers. Shame on them. I hope they are brought to justice as soon as possible. I see alot of Indians here trying to blow up the incident and justify this violent act.

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  • Kami
    Nov 16, 2013 - 4:01AM

    Another reason to ban religious processions. Not only are they a cause of inconvenience for the majority, but also liable to cause damage to life and property.

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  • Suhado
    Nov 16, 2013 - 4:10AM

    Herald, its not a shia procession. Its a humanitarian procession. Hussain AS isnot the property of shias. he saved taught everyone to save humanity and fight against oppression. and here you are blocking Hussain’s processions? are you against the phenomena of humanity?

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  • Bamyan Buddha
    Nov 16, 2013 - 4:19AM

    The situation in Pakistan is very clear now. There is no Shia or Sunni conflict. In fact, it has nothing to do with religion anymore. Everyone in humanity has high regards for Imam Hussain (AS). Everyone, except Yazeed and his followers, that are responsible for the deaths of over 45000 Pakistani citizens, including our Army jawans.

    It is the followers of Saudi Arabia’s Salafism and Wahhabism. And it is the Deobandi foot soldiers in the shape of TTP, Jamat-e Islami and Jamiat Ulema Islam (F) that sees Hakimullah Mehsood as a Shaheed (what a joke!).

    There is not a single Al-Qaeda group in the entire world that is comprised of Shias, or moderate Sunni Barelvis or Sufis (both of which make the majority Sunni Muslims in Pakistan).

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  • Aysha M
    Nov 16, 2013 - 4:38AM

    All of this a logical progression of what started in 1974. Religion is not and can not be made business of the state.

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 4:54AM

    @Jamil:

    Like as if Shia Muslims aren’t targeted inside their mosques or Imambargahs as well.

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  • Hasan Rizvi
    Nov 16, 2013 - 5:09AM

    A friend of mine was there. This is what he said happened: “I was present at the jaloos when it happened. I saw the whole thing with my eyes. First the people on the rooftop of the sunni mosque (ghulamullah ke masjid) threw bricks on women children n men participating in the jaloos. There were throwing so many bricks it looked like it was raining. The police present there actually turned their backs n allowed bricks to rain down for over 2 hrs. We literally begged the police to take action but they said they hadn’t received any orders to help us. Then the people in the sunni mosque set fire on the rooftop n at the entrance which was sealed shut from inside, once the shia youth started throwing bricks back at the attackers. The mosque is located in a congested area in raja bazar n it allowed the attackers to escape easily using adjoining rooftops. Shia youth, my close friends included, actually went inside the burning mosque to retrieve Qurans n prayer mats. We left these with the proprietor of Maqbool hotel which is near the mosque. I saw all this with my own eyes. Men with long beards slinging bricks from rooftops, the complete apathy of the police n injured women n children.”

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 5:22AM

    @SUNNI:

    Your facts are wrong. The first demographics read like Iraq’s rather than Iran’s. And even there, the majority which happens to be Shia, are targeted by Sunni extremists. Was this really for just our information, or was your intent in trying to make a false comparison and repeat the narrative of some Sunni hardliners who harbour anti-Shia biases and feel the Shia minority in Pakistan are ‘over-represented’ as compared to Sunnis in Iran (10%) who are ‘under-represented’, and hence would like to see the Pak Shia Muslim population’s presence further marginalized and untolerated out of petty spite vis-a-vis Iran?

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  • Hasan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 5:30AM

    Jinnah seperated India for muslims to practice Islam freely. Now what if two groups of islam clash each other. They have two options…weather live with peace and harmony and respect each others opinion without violence or should go for more divisions.

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 5:34AM

    Not surprised by the faux outrage shown by some prejudicial commentators against the minority and ignoring that they were fired upon and attacked by the mosque residents, whom they favour and show privilege. Shouldn’t expect any difference from a population that lamented and mourned a mass murderer’s death and considered it as a sabotage of ‘peace’.

    It was the same sort of sentiments in regards to the 2008 Karachi Ashura bombings. The average majority Pakistani couldn’t care less that the minority mourners were literally bombed and scores killed, but rather fixated their outrage on the minority and lamented the aftermath property damage, which turned out to be done by deliberate miscreants rather than the minority.

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  • AAK
    Nov 16, 2013 - 5:35AM

    Simple rule should be applied
    1.After Prayer all Namazi must get out of Masjid/Imambargah/Church/Temple should not be allowed any Sermon/Waaz/Taqreer or any kind of procession.
    2.All religious even political fasad Procession must banned in Islamic republic of Pakistan indefinately,
    3.Every Shia and Sunni should allowed to pray in any Masjid or imambargah,no restriction of any kind.
    4.Similarly No ethnic group should allowed to promote their etnicity,More provinces should be made current name Sindh/Balochistan/Punjab/KPK should be replaced with admin zones 123 or any other name no smell of ethnicity or linguisim at all,every Pakistani can settle any where riright from Ladhi Kotal to Kemari or Lahore to Qillat.

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  • Pakistani
    Nov 16, 2013 - 6:51AM

    i dont believe in censorship..but i was hoping against HOPE that sum1 at the ET desk had enough brains to stop posting these comments..V need water not Fuel for the fire..Have a heart ET..for once stop thinking about your Newspaper and think about Pakistan..

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  • ptr
    Nov 16, 2013 - 7:25AM

    @Jag Nathan:
    Take all of them to your country’

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  • Zalmai
    Nov 16, 2013 - 7:31AM

    Cognitive dissonance is the description of Pakistan. All that glitters is not gold, processions and effigies and all this outward expression of religiosity sans humanity.

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  • raza
    Nov 16, 2013 - 7:31AM

    welcome to intolerable banana republic of Pakistan. thanks to army due to your failures talibs and terrorist are taking over pakistan.

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  • Zafar Iqbal
    Nov 16, 2013 - 7:40AM

    Yes Sir…just like christians. Do you remember who was burning Protestants on the stake..Queen Mary???? A Muslim. And I guess Hitler was a muslim too.
    @Jeff Hardy:

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  • jalal
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:05AM

    l am astonished to red the comments on Muslims by jef hardy, how laury and hardy fought two world wars on sects¿

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  • Hari Om
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:08AM

    It continues to remain baffling to me both as a Non-Pakistani and Non-Muslim that Pakistan, a country claimed to have been founded to provide a safe haven for the Muslims of the Indian Sub-Continent, sees such frequent incidents of violence pitting Muslim against Muslim over differences in interpretation of the Islamic faith. All this even while in the supposed “non-safe haven” area of the Indian Sub-Continent, namely “Hindu India”, the Muslim festival of Muharram passed of f peacefully without Muslim’s being molested by Hindu’s and with no need for recourse to measures such as shutting down the cell phone network, banning pillion riding and other draconian measures taken in Pakistan.

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  • Adil Uddin
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:09AM

    Had the same incident taken place in any part of KPK then everyone would have gone crazy with headlines such as “Is this Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan or Naya KPK?”, they would have labelled IK as the mastermind and supporter of genocide. But the incident took place in Rawalpindi so no blame on the federal or provincial government. Why no one points finger at PML-N and their performance now?

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:14AM

    @herald: Well those shia processions should be shifted to some Shia part of the world.. like Iran or Iraq.. all shia’s should go there in these days and should do whatever they want.

    And all the Sunni muslims should be transferred to the Arabia where they can do whatever they want. Your hate knows no bound. For a non-muslim like me, this hatred among Muslims is astounding.
    .
    herald ji, I wanna ask you a question – what is the guarantee that people from a different sect won’t come along, declare you non-muslim and ask you to leave your homeland? What would you do then? My next question – what exactly is a Muslim Ummah?

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  • Hari Om
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:17AM

    What irony that Pakistan’s founder Mr. M.A. Jinnah would have risked life and limb for following the practices of his original Shia sect of Islam in country he created specifically for Muslims even while members of his original Shia sect of Islam remained unmolested for practising their faith in the country ie: India, he partitioned on religious grounds!

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  • FAROOQ NAQVI
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:27AM

    shame for Punjab law enforcement agencies control by pm Nawaz shareef

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 8:34AM

    very horrifying and sluggish. It looks to be pre-planned on the part of some group of miscreants. Can any commoner snatch arms from security people? It needs a thorough and impartial investigation to pin point the evil planning.

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  • Aimal
    Nov 16, 2013 - 8:59AM

    all we talking about operation against TTP at waszirizstan…… what about these groups, done all the demage, living so peacfully and protected in Punjab?????????

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  • WhyIndiansInterfere
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:03AM

    @Last Word:
    31 killed in Indian religious violence..Sept 9, 2013…. You should know your country before claiming anything.

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:06AM

    @Jeff Hardy:
    You reckon that muslims are also responsible for orange marches in Northern Ireland as well?

    The religion of Islam requires Aufklarung for its followers which unlike christianity has not been undertaken in its history.. This is needed so that the musalmans become aware of humanism, fairness and justice which is adequately explained in scriptures. It was expected that the so called spring revolution which started in Tunisia, was meant more or less for this task as well.
    I guess we have to wait for some more time.

    Rex Minor

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  • Hamad Ur Rehman
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:13AM

    Religious People and Fanatics have gotten greater Power Share in this country.Those responsible for growing seeds in religious fanatics in the country left behind their chapels.Only better education system can mend ruined Pakistani Society. A Secular Approach regarding all religions and beliefs is the only solution.

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  • hBk
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:20AM

    i would request ET to disable comments on this post…this would also lead to another online fight as to who is better.

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  • Nabeel
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:46AM

    This is insane …Attacked on a mosque:| very shameful act, How they call ourselves Muslims…This incident tell us how much divided we are….Govt should ban this Jalse Juloos for every FiRQA or should allow them in separate place without harming others, But it should be far from the city… to avoid this shameful act & killing of innocent people …

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  • ahmed
    Nov 16, 2013 - 9:55AM

    @LastWord

    India has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Even a picture like Slumdog Millionaire couldn’t avoid to show the how the majority Hindu community or sections of it treats its minorities.

    Forgotten Narendar Modi and his official progroms against Muslims ?

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  • ahmed ali
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:12AM

    PTI involved in the disturbance…Rawalpindi elected PTI members from Pindi….before this type of incidence never happened in the city

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  • mani
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:14AM

    i dont think it was sensible to burn the mosque and kill these people by shia community…whtever the cause..evn if thy were insulting them they have no right to take such an action..no relegion or rule allows it and i m quite sure police and army will be alrdy trackng dwn the culprits and hopefully they r punished sevrly accrding to law…you cannot justify this act of brutality in any way my brother…its not new that some mullah of sect giving fatwa aginst othr sect…it doesnt mean u go their and start killing and burning…these people have violated the basic relegion and judical rule which grant the independence of expression..if u cant tolerate it thn no one else and chaos will erupt in the society…all the shia shold be shameful rathr then defend this act

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  • shoeb
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:21AM

    Where we are heading towards. Allah may bless us all.

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  • Fahad Hafeez
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:23AM

    @Syed A. Mateen : It does not mater what the contents of the sermon were , it was supposed to be for the listner not for the haters , if you have issues about what are said in Sermons then go to a shia majlis and you will hear so many bad mouthing and hate speech against Khulfa-e-Rasideen , so should the other party go and burn them ? Its Democracy and every one has the right to say anything, you forcefully come in ones home and cant stand what they are saying so you murder them ? Hah ! what a mentality ! these people need to be kept behind bars so that they cannot harm others !

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  • Fahad Hafeez
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:26AM

    @jibran : who are you to say who is muslim or not ? you are not Allah ! , and if someone says that you are not-muslim you go and kill them ? is that the teachings of Islam or Muhammad S.A.W , or Hussain ? i dont think so if you have a different version do let me know.

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  • rashid khan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:26AM

    Incidents as sad and tragic as this are bound to happen because no one made an effort to nip this evil in the bud.
    Positioning ill trained police goons around odd spots does not work every time. The only positive change in the police force is the switch over from obsolete rifles to a more efficient G-3. They continue to be mismanaged and overworked and lack leadership. The fact that miscreants snatched rifles from them and fired on the crowd is the last straw,
    Did any one consider the mosque on the route of the procession as a critical point and take precautionary steps such as monitor the sermon, the credentials prayer leader and the composition of the police contingent posted there? Will all this be reflected in the inquiry?
    Like all inquiries the investigation in this case will be marred by faulty intelligence, false evidence and selfish motives.The findings will be inconclusive and blurred and the culprits will walk away free.
    Action against the instigators and initiators of this crime based on conclusive evidence will be smothered and bartered away through behind the scene wheeling dealing between the rulers and the religious party whose members were involved in this incident.

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  • Feroz
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:29AM

    Islam is a religion of Peace, killers of thousands in Pakistan must be non Muslims. As brothers and stake holders kill each other, why shed tears ?

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  • FAZ
    Nov 16, 2013 - 10:55AM

    @Haider:
    No excuse brother! It was the same logic being said by most of shia sect including their leaders ad ulemas after the jama cloth market was torched when there were exclusive CCTV footages showing people from the procession burning the shops! Wy do you think media was not being allowed to enter? Simplest truth is that an idiot was delivering a hate speech inside a mosque. Some more idiots thought it was justified to bring the “mosque” down along with associated shops. These shops were specifically targeted as most of their owners are known to be sunnis(no shia will own a shop beside a deoband mosque)! Hatred against hatred and lack of proper prosecution against people who spread hatred is what our real problem is!

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  • islooboy
    Nov 16, 2013 - 11:10AM

    @anti elitist rawalpindi:
    from what i read the participants of the proocession set fire to the market hmmRecommend

  • romm
    Nov 16, 2013 - 11:38AM

    @Jag Nathan:
    No Ashura procession in accupied Kashmir for the last 14 years. Pls do not distort facts and stop painting rosy picture.

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  • True Karachiwala
    Nov 16, 2013 - 11:49AM

    Talibaans have already threatened to hit Punjab, it’s may (God Forbid) be begining. Talibaans and its allies have played havoc in Karachi which rest of Pakistan could not understand or believe. Please understand these terrorists are bane for Pakistan. Only full scale war is solution. No dialogues.Recommend

  • Troubled
    Nov 16, 2013 - 11:57AM

    @Mariam:
    So they wont attack the roads, they will attack the imambargah / church. Do you recommend they stop going to their places of worship? Maybe, if its more convenient for you, all minorities should convert to the psycho version of Islam preached by these animals. Maybe we should surrender, so that we do not disturb your tea time.

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  • Imran Ahsan Mirza
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:12PM

    @anti elitist rawalpindi:
    I fully support your sentiment. Shias always had the free right for their religious processions during Ashura for centuries in India and (after partition) in Pakistan. But the current environment has created hatred due to extremist Sunni brands amongst main stream followers and thus, promoting murderous schemes against Shias and other religious minorities. The band aid solution by governments can never change it unless such extremists groups are targeted and militarily wiped out from Pakistan. Taliban are part of it and use Shia hatred fro achieving their political goals. Pakistani Police should be trained with Military discipline.

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  • exdiplomat
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:13PM

    Definitely a CIA,RAW,Mossad hand here…not only this but in Hussain’s death as well to forever divide the Muslims.

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  • Ali Islam Khan
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:14PM

    @Abubakar : I am assuming you are an educated person. These processions were never a problem since centuries. Only started after Zia’s regime so who are you to suggest that these should be ended. Start respecting other religions and sects and don’t preach hatered.
    On the other hand, i’d like to see to know the content of that sermon which infuriated the mob.

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  • Farrukh Hussain
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:16PM

    May Allah safeguard us all and show us right path.

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  • Gul Zameen Khan Gandapur
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:18PM

    Dividing people on the basis of religion and sects is a failed theory for the people but a very successful weapon by the people who implement it on the people.

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  • Sri Varahadev
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:19PM

    @ romm. Your Comment “No Ashura procession in Kashmir for the last 14 years.”

    Your comments is not correct.

    http://freepresskashmir.com/restrictions-in-kashmir-capital-to-prevent-muharram-procession-053915/

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  • aligilani
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:21PM

    @Muhammad Ziad: “ban these processions”? are you outa your mind? Why not ban that mullah who was spewing hatred towards people who were on their way to perform their rightful duties. People who cannot stand others belief must be outlawed immediately if we are to go on with our lives. BTW wasn’t one of Yazeeds men having the same name as author, carrying out same hypocracy? It is obvious that people who tried to subdue real Islam from achieving its potential, are still alive and carrying out the same shameful duties.

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  • true follower of Hussain R.A
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:34PM

    self proclaimed followers of ahle bait sets mosque on fire : injures 80 and leaves 8 dead
    ironically if this this would have been an attack on shia mosque then they would have toppled the world upside down ; saying that there is now much as oppressed in the world more than them.

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  • syed Abbas Naqvi
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:35PM

    @Wajahat Raja:
    i think we should take Iran as Example ?

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  • Sadaf
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:50PM

    The person who was giving the sermon was fitna . He knew about procession. It’s like shaitan
    Who put syrup on the wall and whole market was destroyed. Everybody should be allowed to practice their traditions. Saudis are giving money to create anti Shia sentiment. They were supporting Saddam when he was attacking Iran and he turned back on them. Recent News is that Saudia even willing to collaborate with Israel against Iran. Because Saudi kings belong to that kind of govt against which Imam Husain stood up and got martyred. All they teach in their Islamic University is Shia hate. They criticize Imam Hussain. I am a Sunni but have read the history. On the same note,it’s not appropriate for Shias to curse Sahabas because it hurts Sunnis feelings.

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  • Enlightened
    Nov 16, 2013 - 12:50PM

    @Malik Hamza:
    Because the soul of all religions is to consider others, Muslims,christian,hindus,Jews first & then comes another sub categorization of division within religion where they consider others sunni’s, Shia’s, Barelvis e.t.c (Islam), Catholic, protestant e.t.c (Christianity), Brahmin, shoder, e.t.c (Hinduism) and after they are done with all these categorizations at last, then they finally consider other person a human being & equal to them.Recommend

  • kamran
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:02PM

    ASWJ/SSP terrorists from mosque firing into innocent crowd: see video
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=552481828160896&set=vb.111652722315539&type=2&theater

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  • romm
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:30PM

    @Sri Varahadev:
    Read carefully the website you referred . Indian Govt has banned ashura procession in Srinagar. strong text

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  • waheed
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:50PM

    @Muhammad Ziad: why not to ban these terrorist who are planners of all bomb blasts riots. the killer of thousands muslims.

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  • romm
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:51PM

    @Sri Varahadev:
    This is the reference you quoted.
    SRINAGAR: Ashura processions have passed off peacefully in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, even as restrictions were imposed in parts of the capital Srinagar. The traditional route of the Ashura procession – taken out on the 10th day of Muharram to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain in Kerbala 1400 years ago – along the civil lines area is banned since violence erupted two decades ago. Restrictions were imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Habba Kadal, Safa Kadal and Kothibagh areas here. However, leader of the Anjuman-i-Shar-i-Shian, Aga Syed Mujtaba along with other mourners managed to reach Lal chowk in the civil lines and tried to take out a procession. They were arrested by the police. Elsewhere there were no restrictions and Ashura processions were taken out freely and all these processions culminated peacefully. The main procession was taken out in Zadibal area of the city. Reports said that processions were also taken out in Balhama, Baarji Harwan, Kral Mohalla Harwan, Gulshanbagh Lal Bazar, Solina. Thousands of mourners participated in these processions. Various processions were taken out in other districts of the valley too. In Ladakh, Ashura processions were taken out in the Buddhist-majority Leh town, Turtuk and Partappora. The biggest Ashoora procession was reported from Kargil town where thousands of

    The procession ended at Islamiya school Kargil and Youth Park Kargil. Authorities had made elaborate security, medical and other arrangements for these processions. Police say situation in all parts remained peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere.

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  • WE the Muslims
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:54PM

    aslam o alikum , well it is hard to believe that E.T is giving wrong news because the actual story is quite different according to the many news channels it was reported yesterday that when shia mob was passing from the raja bazar , wahabis alam e deen started miss use of loudspeaker and when shia protested t, people inside the mosque started throwing stones in the mob all the fuss was created by the people in the mosque but it seems here that E.T is just hiding the truth.

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  • powvow..
    Nov 16, 2013 - 1:55PM

    @Wajahat Raja – “Illiteracy and Illiteracy alone is the cause of such behavior. You don’t get to see these things in the literate part of the Muslim world. Take Turkey, Arab Emirates and Malaysia as examples.”

    Sorry to break your bubble… Arabs are the most illiterate ones.. There is simmering discontent between the majority population Shias and the ruling Sunni establishment in Bahrain.. The Bahraini establishment used Pakistan soldiers as mercenaries to crush the revolting Shias.. Same within Saudi Arabia… A year back Saudi Arabia too saw a revolt between its majority Shia population in its oil-rich eastern province, wherein a Shia cleric was badly injured by the Sunni Saudi forces. Malaysia has seen differences between Shias and Sunnis as well.

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  • WE the Muslims
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:13PM

    it is so sad that truth is hiding by our print media. Actuall people in mosque started all this mess by making illegal use of loudspaeker and throwing atones from mosque on the shia mob

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  • Raja Munawar
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:15PM

    It may be a miscreant or our enemy activity to create unrest for the Sunni’s in the twin cities, which are in the majority. But the Question is who set the Masjid and Madrassa on fire, that must be ascertained and be dealt with iron hand. The Shia community processions route should be such adjusted that there should be no Sunni Masjid or Madrassa in the way or they should be given Stadiums to perform such activities with peace and tranquility.

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  • Raza Zaidi
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:16PM

    plz also mention that more than 5 imambargha were burned down last night…..about more than 250+ men are wandering around the city and attacking on imambarghas…..and beside that no one is here to protect imambarghas….although we have not seen any police force to protect people or imambarghas yet people are defending themselves…

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  • Gulkhaiz
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:21PM

    Essence of most of the comments is that “sectarianism of all types should be stopped and harmony of tolerance and peaceful coexistence should be nourished”. But I am sad to say that quite a few comments do not reflect tolerance and are self contradictory. We want people in the streets to be tolerant but are not ready to tolerate the opposite view while commenting and discussing .Unfortunately this paradox has becomes the bane of our society. We must learn to walk the talk, or else we will burn in our self created inferno of intolerance and hatred.Recommend

  • Ali
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:21PM

    @Last Word:
    What happened to the so-called “safest place” in 2004 during Gujrat riots? and 1984 during Sikh genocide?

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  • muslim
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:29PM

    @shia Ali:
    dear, for your kind knowledge, sunni mosque burned and 8 sunnis killed in attacks by your peacefull brothers.Recommend

  • junaid
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:31PM

    The reason behind this incident is religious freedom in Pakistan.The jihadi subject has been used for the interests of different powerful countries.The government should ban these religious ceremonies on city roads for indefinite period for avoiding any untoward situation.The Molvis and zakirs should be government servants and their cadres should be highly paid.No religious meeting should be allowed outside immambargaha and mosques until permission.It might be tough in beginning but it will overcome bloodshed.Now the majority and powerful sipah e sihaba is requested to show restraint after this incident because revenge and killings will not give them the jannat and when a strong and powerful person fight with kids then there will be no match.please forgive the minority Shias for incident as a goodwill gesture of Islam.

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  • junaid
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:33PM

    The reason behind this incident is religious freedom in Pakistan.The jihadi subject has been used for the interests of different powerful countries.The government should ban these religious ceremonies on city roads for indefinite period for avoiding any untoward situation.The Molvis and zakirs should be government servants and their cadres should be highly paid.No religious meeting should be allowed outside immambargaha and mosques until permission.It might be tough in beginning but it will overcome bloodshed.Now the majority and powerful sipah e sihaba is requested to show restraint after this incident because revenge and killings will not give them the jannat and when a strong and powerful person fight with kids then there will be no match.please forgive the minority Shias for incident as a goodwill gesture of Islam.Recommend

  • WE the Muslims
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:36PM

    look at this Pakistanis what world is saying to all of us isn’t it shameful for all of us just think for a sceond
    Piyush Sharma • 5 hours ago −
    Please Ignore this ridiculous country. Here, there is no minority because they had killed all of them. Since now Only Muslims are left, So they are killing each other in the name of Shia and Sunni.
    1. Pakistan created terrorist groups as a tool for its geostrategic agenda – Asif Zardari after he became president
    2. Pakistani armed forces trained militant groups to fight in Kashmir – Musharaff
    3. Pakistan is migraine to the world – Madeline Albright
    4. Pakistani scientist AQ Khan is Merchant of menace for running a nuclear super market – times magazine
    5. Pakistanis are Scum sucking liars – lt colonel ralph peters, FOX news analyst
    6. Terrorists are veritable arm of ISI – admiral Mark Mullen (Please note, he addressed this to us congress)
    7. Most dangerous place on earth – Almost everybody in this world has told that
    8. Had we informed Pakistanis we would not have gotten OBL – Barrack Obama
    9. Pakistanis play double game in war on terror – BBC corp
    10. Bleed India by 1000 cuts – Policy of Zia
    11. Taliban are our strategic assets – Hamid Gul, For ISI
    12. 75% of terrorist activity in UK are traced back to Pakistan – UK PM (while standing next to Pakistan president in Islamabad)
    Do we all forget that Imam Hussain (a.s)s sacrifice is for ISLAM only not for shia, sunni and wahabis please think about it before its too late

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  • anonymous
    Nov 16, 2013 - 2:57PM

    not true

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  • anonymous
    Nov 16, 2013 - 3:01PM
  • Taqi Akbar
    Nov 16, 2013 - 3:06PM

    Keep sensible educational curricula at bay and you will get more of it. Co-existence and equality; that every citizen of Pakistan wants !

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  • Nov 16, 2013 - 3:10PM

    Keep sensible educational curricula at bay and you will get more of it. Co-existence and equality; that every citizen of Pakistan wants !Recommend

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