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USE OF FORCE AGAINST MOHAJIRS PREVENTING THEM FROM VISITING GRAVES OF MARTYRS AN ABSOLUTE MANIFEST OF BARBARISM: COORDINATION COMMITTEE


USE OF FORCE AGAINST MOHAJIRS PREVENTING THEM FROM VISITING GRAVES OF MARTYRS AN ABSOLUTE MANIFEST OF BARBARISM: COORDINATION COMMITTEE
 Posted on: 12/9/2017

USE OF FORCE AGAINST MOHAJIRS PREVENTING THEM FROM VISITING GRAVES OF MARTYRS AN ABSOLUTE MANIFEST OF BARBARISM: COORDINATION COMMITTEE

 

LONDON. December 9, 2017: Muttahidda Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Coordination Committee has condemned the state authorities and the law enforcement forces on using force on peaceful Mohajir women, men, youth and children preventing them from reaching the graveyard and Martyrs’ Monument besides Jinnah Ground adjacent to under siege headquarters of the Movement in Azizabad, Security and law enforcement forces unleashed their hatred and baton-charged on women and children, who wanted to visit the graves of their martyrs and lay floral wreaths on their graves.

It said that that the Pakistan People’s Party’s Sindh provincial government had cordoned off the entire locality from Friday night and had deployed heavy contingent of paramilitary Rangers and Police force. All routes opening into the Martyrs’ monument, all streets and link roads were barricaded. Despite those barricades and use of force by the government, the families of the martyrs managed to reach the venue so that they could offer prayers to the departed souls of the martyrs. However, the paramilitary Rangers and Police baton-charged on women and youth, men and children, arrested them in large number and as a result, hundreds were left injured.

It said that in Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the government and its security and law enforcement forces did not allow Muslims to recite the Holy Quran and the women, who were busy in reciting the Holy Quran at road side, were beaten and dragged from their hair. The security and law enforcement forces continued to use full force against empty-handed and peaceful men and women, elderly, youth and children indiscriminately for many hours. Subsequent to that fiercest atrocities, millions of Mohajirs could not hold sessions of recitation of the Holy Quran, offer prayers to the martyrs and pay them tribute for their sacrifices.

The Coordination Committee said that what PPP’s provincial government did to Mohajirs on Martyrs Day on December 9 is a black smirch on its face. The PPP government has once again proved it follows the footsteps of Yazeed.

It asked under which law reciting the Holy Quran was unlawful. It is an irony that in Islamic republic of Pakistan, the government, military, paramilitary Rangers and all other law enforcement forces allowed zealots to hold country’s capital Islamabad for 21 days, lynch peoples’ property, attack on Police. Even, Pakistan military chief advises the government not to use force against the zealots but resolve the matter through dialogue and agreement. He also told country’s Prime Minister that army will not use force against the zealots as they were “Own People”. As soon as the government reached an agreement with the zealots under military’s pressure, one of army General distributed cash prizes among the zealots.

On the contrary, peaceful Mohajir women, men, elderly and youth were not allowed to visit grave of their martyrs to offer prayers and law floral wreaths and used force against them.

The Coordination Committee said that MQM will protest against state repression on all available international forums and the international community would be apprised of it.

It demanded the government to release all the detained Mohajirs and stop crushing them with use of state force.

It also appealed to the leaders and human rights organisations to speak up against state atrocities on Mohajirs in Pakistan.


11/17/2018 3:12:43 PM