Countrywide strike observed to condemn Data Darbar attack

Published: July 3, 2010
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People protesting against the suicide attack at the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore on July 2, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS

People protesting against the suicide attack at the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore on July 2, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: A countrywide strike is being observed today to condemn the Data Darbar tragedy.

The suicide attacks that claimed 44 lives have pushed people across the country to protest and demand government action. Religious and political parties across the country have voiced their condemnations of the attacks and are pressurising the government to take strict action against the perpetrators.

Traders organisations have announced a strike while rallies and demonstrations will also be staged in different cities.

On Friday, the Sunni Tehreek took out a rally in Karachi demanding early arrest of the people involved in the attacks. Jamiat-e-Ulema Pakistan, Markazi Jamat-e-Ahl-e Sunnat and Anjuman-e-Sarfaroshan protested in Hyderabad. In Lahore, workers of different religious parties protested outside the shrine.

A religious group, the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) advocated violent revenge and announced a shutter-down strike in Lahore for Saturday.

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OIC condemns Data Darbar attack

Amid a chorus of condemnations, the Organisation of Islamic Conference branded the attackers of Data Darbar as “the enemies of Islam”.

The Secretary General of the conference strongly condemned the suicide attacks on the shrine and said those who committed such deplorable terrorist acts were enemies of Islam and humanity.

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  • Sultan Ahmed
    Jul 3, 2010 - 5:00PM

    It is a tactic of political rival to pressurize the government
    which is already facing the stiff challenge of insurgency in the province.
    police is alert,spacial forces are spread every where,supervision is being done on the special pointed places where chances are expected of insurgency.

    Chief minister has come out from his house saying family members ”wish you good luck.
    Party workers are in search of suspects.

    According to the information received by reliable sources some of the suspect has been arrested and interrogation is going on .should hope some ways certainly will lead to sanctuary.
    The day will come when their sanctuaries blasted and they will all go to hell.

    What they have done, Islam permit for ?no never.

    they want unrest, it is their real desire there is out of control law and order situation, they want unrest everywhere and islamic state come to end ,never it is impossible ,it will remained till the day of judgment Inshaallah.

    What should we do in such circumstances?
    peaceful, show unity, harmony with stable resistance against the brazen and in human activities of enemy of entire humanity .Recommend

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