The Majlis-e-Wahadatul Muslimeen (MWM) protested on Saturday condemning the recent increase in sectarian violence in the country and demanded the government arrest those responsible for the blast in Hussainia Madrassah on Friday.
Protesters including students from various colleges and universities gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club on Sher Shah Suri Road and chanted slogans against sectarian violence and for the unity of the Muslim Ummah.
MWM’s Peshawar district chapter organised the protest. Speaking on the occasion, MWM Spokesperson Adeel Abbas said, “The government must arrest those responsible for killing innocent people in religious places and those inciting sectarian violence in Peshawar.”
It is the responsibility of security agencies to unveil and arrest those involved in such heinous activities, he added.
Earlier, MWM Central Deputy General Secretary Allama Ameen Shaheedi visited the Lady Reading Hospital and met those injured in the suicide attack.
Speaking to journalists, Shaheedi condemned the attack and lamented the government’s failure to establish its writ from Peshawar to Karachi.
He said the whole nation needs to be united against terrorists, while the Hussania seminary incident should serve as an eye-opener for those seeking talks with terrorists.
At least 15 worshippers were killed and more than two dozen people injured on Friday afternoon in a suicide and gun attack at an Imambargah-cum-seminary, Hussania Madrassah.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2013.