Indian police detain scores of Kashmiri Shiite mourners to prevent Muharram procession

 

 

Indian Police on Wednesday detained scores of Shiite mourners at Srinagar’s BSNL exchange after they peacefully managed to reach the civil lines area of Srinagar.

Local sources informed that scores of mourners were detained after they managed to reach Moulana Azad Road despite restrictions imposed by the state administration in Srinagar areas.

They informed that the mourners had arrived in a private vehicle from central Kashmir’s district Budgam and were raising pro-freedom slogans when they were detained.

The mourners were planning to reach Imam Bada Zadibal from where the biggest Muharram procession was scheduled to be held.

Meanwhile, police fired teargas shell to break up another peaceful procession near TRC in the city.

The mourners tried to carry out a peaceful procession but forces fired tear gas canister to disperse the mourners. Security forces also arrest a prominent Kashmiri Shiite figure 'Syed Ijar Hussain' to unknown location.

Meanwhile, a huge Muharram procession was carried out in Gulshan Bagh Bota Kadal to Zadibal area in which thousands of Shiite Muslims participated and remembered sacrifices of Karbala martyrs.

It is worth to mention here that on 10th day of Muharram – known as Day-of-Ashura –Imam Hussain (A) and his companions were martyred by tyrant Yazid about 1400 years ago in Karbala, Iraq.

Meanwhile, some participants during the peaceful procession were holding placards displaying: “we want justice”, “stop killings in Kashmir”.

Notably, Police had said that it will impose restrictions in “sensitive” areas of the city in view of the 10th Muharram procession.

Pertinently, at least a dozen of Shiite mourners were injured after forces used tear gas canisters to foil the peaceful Muharram procession in Baba Demb area of old city here.

Scores of Muharram procession were foiled by the authorities from past three day that include in Batamaloo, Chattabal and other areas while scores of mourners were also detained in these areas who were later released.

Kaduna Governor demands arrest of attackers of Shia in Nigeria

 

The governor cautioned security officers while urging them to immediately arrest the irate youths who took part in the act.

Nine people were martyred in the attack in the state and El-Rufai says those who participated in it must be brought to justice just as he warned against actions that would cause the death of anyone in the state.

The attack in that part of Kaduna was said to have been carried out by irate youths from the state, however our sources informed that thugs with the support of police, demolished the Shia’s Islamic school in the area.

Premium Times reports that the spokesperson of the Shia group, Ibrahim Musa, had been arrested on the order of the Kaduna state government.

A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson El-Rufai, said the governor was challenging the security agents to uphold law and order as well as investigate and arrest anyone found culpable in the act.

Nigerian thugs and Police opened fire on mourners of Imam Hussein in Center of the Islamic movement in Kaduna Nigeria, after the successful procession the security operatives went to zango road, tudun wada kaduna were the annual Ashura Mourning Gatherings take place daily they open fire.

At least 9 martyred at Funtua town in Katsina State, 1 in Sokoto, 3 in Kaduna and the IMN center there was set ablaze. Also report reaching us the security operatives hired thugs and gave them N5,000 to kill any Shia seen in Kaduna Nigeria.

Combine of the Nigerian securities and other thugs had just set ablaze the Kaduna center of the IMN immediately after the Ashura procession, they have detained so many members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria today.

 

 

Pope expresses gratitude to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for his letter to Vatican

Pope Francis has send a letter to respond Ayat. Makarem Shirazi's letter earlier in August who cherished Pope’s position on Islam. 


Mehr News has been informed that Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic world, expressed gratitude to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for his letter to Vatican.

In response to the recent letter by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to Pope Francis in which the senior Shia cleric thanked Pope for his stance on Islam and the fact that Islam did not equal terrorism, Vatican sent an official letter stating:

“Pope Francis was pleased upon receiving your eminence’s letter and expressed his gratitude,” reads the letter, “as his eminence, Ayatollah Makarem is already aware, the message of all religions, particularly monotheistic religions, is primarily the absolute worship of God by mankind in addition to expressing love and respect for all the people with whom we interact. Therefore, administering violence, especially when carried out under the name of God or religion, is considered as a major insult to God almighty, it is further a form of great injustice against the oppressed,” Pope said in the letter.

“Therefore, present religious leaders of the world need to stand united, more than ever before, to voice their support for the entitlement of every human being to their dignity and legitimate rights,” it concluded.

During his Poland, visit, Pope Francis had asserted that Islam had nothing to do with terrorism and violence and no divine religion should be associated with such terms.

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