Shia killing: Hail of bullets leave Jafaria Alliance leader injured, son dead

Published: March 16, 2012
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Mohsin and Akmal Rizvi were attacked early Friday morning by unknown assailants.

Mohsin and Akmal Rizvi were attacked early Friday morning by unknown assailants.

KARACHI: Target killing of Shia leaders returned to Karachi when eminent Jafaria Alliance leader Mohsin Rizvi was attacked along with his son by unknown assailants near Patel Para as they were commuted between  Golimar and their home near Islamia College, Express News reported on Friday.

Both father and son were critically injured after the attack, however Mohsin Rizvi managed to drive the car to the nearest hospital in Soldier Bazar.

The assailants managed to escape after the attack.

His son, Akmal was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. While Mohsin Rizvi’s condition was described as stable after doctors performed an emergency operation.

As news of the attack spread, a large number of leaders and workers gathered at the hospital. Distrusting official security, they set up their own cordons.

Jafaria Alliance chief Allama Abbas Kumaili, held the Sindh government responsible for the attack and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

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  • Anonymous
    Mar 16, 2012 - 4:50AM

    Not only the Sindh Govt. but the entire security establishment should be held responsible for the death of innocent people at the hands of these murderers. This is not the first time that target killing of shias have been committed. The utter failure to protect and take action against these killers and their backers is tearing the muslims apart. If these killing do not stop the entire Muslim world will be heading for their doom, maybe then we will have peace.Recommend

  • MastMaula
    Mar 16, 2012 - 5:09AM

    Happens in India also.

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  • ALi
    Mar 16, 2012 - 5:29AM

    Not a single Sunni or any liberal extremist will say anything about this. CJ will never see Shia killing as something big and NO SUO MOTO action will be taken.

    Liberals will rant about Islam being the problem but its not. We are muslims too and Islam is not the problem but the Saudia, wahabi/deobandi type sects are problem.

    Its only because of Pakistan that we have not taken up arms as we realize that if we start target killing of Sunnis the enemies of Pakistan will take benefit and eventually Pakistan will break.

    We love Pakistan and we are requesting all Pakistanis(Sunnis/Shias/Non Muslims) peacefully to say something about this Shia killing and email or sent letters to CJ before its too late.

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 16, 2012 - 6:34AM

    @MastMaula:
    please do elaborate with some examples

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  • o b server
    Mar 16, 2012 - 8:06AM

    Killing of any human being irrespective of one’s religious beliefs is to be condemned in strongest terms and is a heinous crime. Unfortunately in Pakistan everyone thinks that his particular sect/belief is the only right path (irrespective whether he follows its true teachings) and want his individual/sect’s beliefs thrust on others. Everyone is conditioned and influenced by the family and the environment in which one is brought up. There is no tolerance to listen to another person’s point of view, never mind open debate. There seems to be a conspiracy of the majority against minorities. There are Sunnis who would like Shia’s to be declared as Non-Muslims. Why not leave it to Allah/God to judge. LET EVERYONE FIND HIS OWN WAY TO SALVATION.

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  • Shyam
    Mar 16, 2012 - 8:16AM

    Will teh two nation theory apply to Shia and Sunnis

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  • Lord
    Mar 16, 2012 - 9:39AM

    Look and Identify the oprressor and oppressed.

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  • Lord
    Mar 16, 2012 - 9:42AM

    “The one aware of oppression, the aid to it, and the pleased with it, all three are partners.”

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  • Askari Rizvi
    Mar 16, 2012 - 9:48AM

    Stop Shia Killing and arrest the killers ASAP

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  • Lord
    Mar 16, 2012 - 9:54AM

    @Shyam:
    you are right, it seems that way.

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  • Lord
    Mar 16, 2012 - 9:56AM

    Hats off ET for showing the matter as it should be portrayed . Genocide should be shown as genocide.

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  • sars
    Mar 16, 2012 - 10:22AM

    This is to be condemned by all sane human beings, regardless of religion, sect , ethnicity and nationality.
    Why do our headlines say “shia killing” . Why not person , or son or human being, or father or brother or husband or even muslim. By retaining these headlines we are being as divisive as the killers themselves

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  • Ali Hussain
    Mar 16, 2012 - 10:37AM

    This is another Slap on CJ and all leaders.

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  • anoni
    Mar 16, 2012 - 11:24AM

    @Ali:

    Please don’t say it like that we all feel the same pain when innocent people die. Shia or sunni come laters

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  • mohammed
    Mar 16, 2012 - 12:54PM

    All pakistamis should be greatful as it was shia who established Pakistan. Jinnah zindabad Pakistan zindabad.

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  • bashir
    Mar 16, 2012 - 8:25PM

    Shia are being targeted because they stand for social justice, economic equality, and egalitarianism. This is something that the forces of obscurantism and elitism do not like.

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  • S.J.Bukhari
    Mar 16, 2012 - 8:25PM

    Am deeply grieved.I wanna cry and cry..and do you know friends, the Son of Allama Mohsin was only 17 years old ? Just imagine the moment when the mother is informed that the 17 year son who said you goodbye just few hours has been attacked by banned sectarian militants and is dead..:((
    I appeal to all Sunni brothers to condemn the Shia Killing by banned activists of SSP-LeJ-TTP as we consider them Muslims NOT. They are neither Sunnis nor Shias. Because true Shias/Sunnis believe in Peace-Unity-Love-Harmony because all are MUslims and Islam is a religion of peace.
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  • Azfar
    Mar 16, 2012 - 8:26PM

    @sars

    Have some decency and courage, and learn to call a spade a spade. These people are being killed because they are Shia, not because they are Muslim or Pakistani.

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  • Human
    Mar 16, 2012 - 9:06PM

    Is there any other way to show anger in Pakistan particularly against shias. In old times, the most ignorant people of arab were fighting because they were ignorant. Now, a group in Islam emerged who are unable to digest somebody with greater knowledge and moderate thinking.

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