Protest around the World Against the Shia Target Killing in Pakistan


Protest in Toronto  against Shia Target Killing in Pakistan Jan 2013 cJNN 22 Jan 2013 London : There is a World wide resentment found among the member of Shia Community over the ongoing Target Killing of Shia community members in Pakistan by the Wahabi Takfiri Groups namely Tehrik e Taliban , Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan , Lashkar e Jhangvi , and to show their resentment and to have their Protest registered , Sit In Protest and Demonstrations were done in different cities of the world.

The City wise details of the Protests are given as Below :

Toronto Canada :

Hundreds gathered of Muslims gathered at the Toronto City Hall on January 13 to protest against the ongoing Genocide of Shias in Pakistan. 

The Protests were wearing funeral attire as symbol of Protest and to show their solidarity with the Martyrs of the Shia Community in Pakistan , The Protesters whose numbers were in thousands emphasized their grief on the recent targeted bomb attacks on January 10, 2013, in Quetta , Which was in synchronization with the millions in Pakistani Shia Community members , who were also Protesting and have Sit In Protests across Pakistan to show their solidarity with the grieving & Protesting family Members of the 87 Shia Martyrs , who were assassinated in Bomb attacks in Quetta , and whose family members were Protesting with the Unburried bodies of their Loved Ones. In the past year alone, hundreds of Shias have died in bomb blasts and targeted killings.

Standing in the rain outside of Toronto’s iconic City Hall, the protesters raised slogans against the unabated violence against the Shia community in Pakistan. The chanted Slogans of “We want justice, stop Shia killings” resonated in Toronto’s downtown core, which is otherwise a quiet place on a Sunday afternoon.

Speaking at the event, a leaders of the Shia community in Toronto warned that the protest in Toronto and other large cities in North America and Europe should alert Pakistan’s civil and defence establishment to the reality that what goes in Pakistan is not hidden from the eye of their brothers and sisters living in other Parts of the world, especially the Pakistanis living abroad. Furthermore, they added that they being living abroad in search of better future and for a Better future of their children are not Disconnected from either from their families back home , nor the economy of Pakistan , as they are remitting a heavy amount of foreign exchange back to their homeland for its Prosperity , and even they live far away from their homeland , but their contribution for their families and Pakistani economy should not be ignored , and they even threatened to the Pakistani Establishment that if their families back home are not given Proper Protection and security , then next time they will not only Protest on the Roads , but will also think of other ways , which may include of launching a compaign among the ex Patriots , to stop sending Foreign Exchange to Pakistan , to force the government to take actions against the Terrorist who are responsible for the Target Killing of the Pakistani Shia Community , for last 3 decades .

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London High Commision

A similar sit-in protest was organized in London outside Pakistan High Commission against Shia genocide in Pakistan is continued in solidarity with the Shia protesters in Quetta, organized by Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Shia Europe. 

Outraged at what they termed the genocide of Shias Muslims and the inability of the government to maintain law and order in almost all parts of Pakistan, protesters targeted the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in London in various protests, starting from Friday night through to Saturday.

Braving cold, rain and freezing temperature, more than 200 Shia youth occupied the pavement outside the Pakistan High Commission on Friday night as the news spread of helpless mourners on Alamdar Road in Quetta protesting the killing of over 90 Shia Hazaras. The Quetta protesters were staging a sit-in, demanding that the military seize control of the provincial capital and protect the community, which has been routinely targeted by terrorist from sectarian groups such as the Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi which are the Off Shoots of the Taliban

The protesters said they were staging a impromptu sit-in to show solidarity with the Shia community until their demands are met.

The protesters in Quetta were demanding that they would not allow the victims of two bomb attacks in Quetta on Thursday to be buried until their demands were met and the Pakistan Army took control of the province and provided protection to the vulnerable community. They said that the government had failed in hindering the terrorists and in fact elements within the government were supporting terrorists groups.

The London sit-in turned into a grand protest by the afternoon in which more than 500 people took part.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday here, Shia leaders announced that thousands of people will assemble outside the Pakistan High Commission next Saturday to express their anger at what they termed the “massacre of the Shia populations in Pakistan”.

The Majlis-e-Ulema Shia Europe leader Syed Ali Raza Rizvi told media that the government knew who the killers of Shias are, as the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Sipah-e-Sahaba are not only known for their strong antipathy against Shias but also made no secret of the fact that they believe in killing Shias and preaching this message. Yet the government, from President Asif Ali Zardari to Rehman Malik and others, has shown no resolve to deal with this situation.

“We believe due to the indifference shown by the Pakistani government history will remember it to be a partner in these barbarous acts of terrorism and all the different departments which have the authority will not be forgiven. All institutions have failed criminally to provide any personal or public security to the public. The silence of the chief justice of Pakistan on the continued massacre of the Shias is questionable especially because he normally shows special interest in the happenings in Balochistan,” he said.

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Dallas Texas

Tens of Shia people protested in in Dallas, Texas USA Against Shia Muslim Killing in Pakistan

The protests in different countries were also witnessed like Pakistan in solidarity with Quetta Sit-In protest, The Shia Media reported.

The protests witnessed in United Kingdom’s London, Australia’s  Brisbane, Spain’s Barcelona, United State’s New York & Dallas and India’s Lucknow.

The protest in Dallas took place at 1 PM (US Local Time) outside the Holocaust Museum.

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New York

Hundreds of people protested in New York, against Shia killing in Pakistan under silence of the authorities and Western media. 

Huge protests in different countries witnessed like Pakistan in solidarity with Quetta Sit-In protest.

Hundreds of people protested in New York, against Shia killing in Pakistan under silence of the authorities and Western media.

Protesters in New York chanted outside Pakistan Consulate and United Nation Offices.

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Melbourne , Australia

Tens of Shia people protested in Melbourne Australia, against Shia killing in Pakistan under silence of the authorities and Western media.

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Houston , Texas

Tens of people protested in Houston, fourth-largest city in the United States of America, against ongoing Shia killing in Pakistan. 

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Dublin , Ireland

Tens of people protested in Dublin, capital of Ireland against ongoing Shia killing in Pakistan and condemned the silence of authorities. 

Tens of people protested in Dublin, capital of Ireland, against ongoing Shia killing in Pakistan.

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Aukland , Newzeland 

Tens of people in Auckland, New Zealand, protested against ongoing Shia killing in Pakistan.

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