Sectarian violence: Hazara women protest against killings in Quetta

Procession, organised by Wahdatul Muslimeen, started from Nichari Imam Bargah, culminated at the Hazara graveyard.


Shezad Baloch April 17, 2012

QUETTA: Scores of women took to the streets in Quetta to condemn the unending targeted killings of members of the Hazara community on Tuesday.

The procession, organised by Wahdatul Muslimeen, started from Nichari Imam Bargah on Alamdar Road and culminated at the Hazara graveyard where they raised slogans against the government and law enforcement agencies for their failure to curb the incidents of targeted killings in Quettta.

The protesting women of the Hazara community were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans like “Stop the genocide of Hazara community”, “End target killing.”

The protestors also offered fateha at the graveyard for the departed.

The Hazara community has been protesting for the past one week, demanding that the government take action against the target killers.

As many as 19 people belonging to the Hazara community have been killed in incidents of targeted killings in Quetta during the past one week.

Stringent security measures have been adopted in and around Quetta with a huge deployment of Frontier Corps (FC), police, Balochistan Levies and other law enforcement agencies.

The government has extended the ban on pillion riding and display of arms in the city, while hundreds of motorcyclists were detained over violating the ban.

According to a senior official of Balochistan government, law enforcement agencies have launched a targeted operation against the terrorists fanning sectarian violence in the city.

COMMENTS (13)

Pakistani first | 9 years ago | Reply

Adapted from a famous German saying:

First they came for the Ahmedis, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Ahmedi.

Then they came for the Hindus, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Hindu.

Then they came for the Shias, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Shia.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Please Pakistanis wake up we do not need this Wahabi Islam in our country. We were a peace loving and cultured country before Zia-ul-Haq decided to make us another Saudi Arabia.

Taha | 9 years ago | Reply I agreed strongly that its just a genocide of shias. all over Pakistan.
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