We regret the inadvertent publication of the article titled “Shia-Sunni reconciliation” by Saleem Ali.

Express December 09, 2011

We regret the inadvertent publication of the article titled “Shia-Sunni reconciliation” by Saleem H Ali of Burlington, VT, US, in our print edition of December 9, 2011 and subsequently on our website. The article was immediately removed from the website.

The article was published without exercising proper editorial judgment. We sincerely apologise for the mistake to our readers whose religious sentiments were hurt.


Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2011.


Raza | 12 years ago | Reply

Nice to see this much-required apology, but please ensure strict scrutiny of all material before publishing. And a note to all ignorant people who do not know the history of Azadari (Majlis & Noha): The first majlis was held by Hazrat Zainab (S.A) after being released from Yazid's prison and Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S) spent rest of his life in all sorts of mourning in the memory of Imam Hussain (A.S). This tradition was kept alive by the household of Prophet (SAWW) and taken on by the entire muslim world who were not influenced by the royal propagande of Yazid and his progeny. Lets not get too liberal and respect the basic sanctity of religion and its custodians, plz.

Max | 12 years ago | Reply I was surprised to see it. It was disrespectful of rituals of a community and that also coming from someone from academia. I am neither Shia nor Sunni or anything else, but respecting what people believe is my responsibility as an academician. A friend use to say some are more educated than they should have been.
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