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According to our sources in Quetta, the death toll has reached 73 with over 200 injured due to bomb blast(s)

occurring at the heart of the rally today. The peaceful rally is being observed by Imamia Students Organization (ISO) every year on the last Friday of the Holy Month of Ramadan to proclaim international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslims of Palestine.

In Quetta, people, belonging to all faiths and schools of thought, participate in the rally to show their unity and unconditional support to the people of Palestine. The rally is led to the heart of the city, known as Mizan Chowk where Ulemas and religious scholars throw light over the importance of Baith-ul-Muqaddas or Al-Quds and express their unprecedented commitment and support to the Palestinians.

Due to recent surge in wave of suicide bombings and well-organized attacks on processions, rallies, gatherings and prayer congregations of Shi’ite sect of Islam in Pakistan, “The law enforcement agencies had credible evidence that the terrorists have plans to attack the rally in Quetta”, said Inspector General, Balochistan Police, while talking to a TV Channel. The IG, Balochistan Police failed to executive a master plan to cordon off the area for complete check up before the rally was taken out and merely claiming to have reliable evident of suicide bombing insinuates law enforcement agencies’ involvement into such executions. There is unconfirmed report as to how the blast happened as some eye witnesses believe that the bomb may have been planted into a motorbike and blew with a remote control while some sources term it as suicide bombing. So far, 73 deaths have been confirmed and over 200 injured who are mainly of ethnic Hazara, predominantly belonging to Shi’ite sect of Islam. There were no doctors available on duty when the injured were rushed to hospitals for emergency treatment which had left many expire due to apathy of the Health Authorities. Reportedly, many casualties happened due to shootings of Frontier Corps – a paramilitary force – being controlled by the Federal Government and called upon at the request of the Provincial Government to assist in maintaining law and order situation in the city. Their negligence of the professional duties and firing at innocent people requires immediate judicial inquiry into matter in order to ascertain the ground realities and penalize those held responsible for ordering and opening fire at innocent citizens.

Needless to say that this is not first time when law enforcement agencies have opened fire at innocent ethnic Hazaras as the troopers deployed at the sites of processions and rallies belong to Sunni faction of Islam, mostly belonging to Wahabi orthodox faction, responsible mainly for spreading terrorism and fanning extremism in entire Pakistan. In an stance, on 2nd March, 2004, the religious fanatics linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban attacked the peaceful mourners in Liaquat Bazaar, Quetta with grenades and automatic assault rifles killing 65 people and injuring over 250 innocent Hazaras. The incident happened on the 10th of Muharram when the Shi’ites all over the world take out processions to commemorate the Martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him and his progeny), Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and his 72 companions. On 02-03-2004, the Anti Terrorist Force – a special group of police recruits – formed to combat terrorist but they opened fire on innocent Shi’ite Hazaras which killed and injured over 300, creating a chaotic situation in the city which remained, alarmingly, tense for years to come.

The Hazaras have been living in Quetta, Pakistan even before the birth of the country whose inclusion and services into the then British Army were known as Hazara Pioneer. Under the banner of Hazara Pioneer, the Hazaras would serve the army in all disciplines including sports. They are now facing a threatening situation by the Taliban cum Al-Qaeda networks who have active support of on-service high ranked government bureaucrats and politicians. Evidently, many of these terrorists were apprehended by the law enforcement agencies who were either released by the courts of law due to insufficient documentary proofs or their escape from prisons were facilitated by the local police but no one has been held responsible for these maladministration nor any satisfactory enquiry has been conducted to nap the police officers and bring them to justice.

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  1. D Azad

    More Hazaras die all over the world than people in Palestine. These Mullas or ISO think that the death of Palestine some how differen than Hazaras.
    Shame of these traitors who sell the live of their people for the sake of the money.

    We make sure that we close all religious groups offices in Hazara areas so that we stop the spreading of cancer as early as possible. We also take the Mullas to to court to give them life time imprisonment who asked people to go on explosion.

    Its time to wake up and listen to real politician and intellectuals like HDP to solve our problems… and its to stop going behind the KHAR E JADAL!

  2. bebaak

    America is giving arms to Taliban, according to the real news. One who supports America is against Iran and vice versa. We should be independent of all the powers. One who get money from US writes and talks against Iran and vice versa. We can just talk and that is all our power.
    What did you do for your shuhadas? you Hazaras, one who makes slogan of hazaragi and qaumi, if you love your nation where is your support? just talking man

  3. Bayow

    As we all know that the whole country is in a serious turmoil situation, and inspite of knowing the fact that we are constantly being the victims of targeted killings, we make get together in support of Palestinians !! Does it make any sense ?
    The more I’m sad for this huge loss of my brothers, the more I’m agitated by this non sense gatherings in support of Palestinians. Our ignorance and political vision is equal to non, where are we heading with all these stupidity and non sense agendas ? To hell with the Palestinians and the rest of them, they are good enough to settle their issues. We’ve to think about our survival and political gains and how to protect our community and people. We must not forget that we are yellow skin landless minority living among the worst of the creatures exist on this planet.

  4. bebaak

    bayen mard shin na az iran na az amrica, agar mullah na thu bia da maidan, yousufi
    khu az iran himayat na mukat ura chara zadan, aey mardum azra bedaaar shin, amu ki tanzimi ya amu ham azra, amu ki mulla ya amu ham azra, amu ki az hdp ya amu ham azra, wa thamam she marg ham daran, chi jawab medin
    agar azra ye chara english niweshtha munin

  5. Neday Hazara

    Shahadat bedon Maqsat wa moram baray Aghay Yak Dasta. The man his own people are not happy including seniour mullahs and the majority of its own people in Iran. Which Arabic country had demonstration for Qu…ds?!

    Political destiny without any clear way of thinking is not possible. Giving slogans against America and Israel will not solve the issue of Hazaras or Shias. At least the American ousted the Taliban or fighting against Al Qaeda. However, Iranian give weapons to Taliban to kill us and kill their diplomats once again like Mazar.

    Anyway, when wisdom disappears then pain and suffering become a long time friend.

  6. iqbal

    it is very sad that our people never learn a lesson. We hazaras have been killed in mass just because of others. We have Karbala and Palastine in Afghanistan where every day tens of people are being killed. No one cares and no one remember. Why do we rally for the Palastine people. they have been killing us in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 1990s. Please open your eyes and don’t go under the rules of Mullahs and Iran… they are the root of all these killings..

  7. hazara

    Enough is enough. We all hazara should stand now against all our molanz who asks us for processions. What is the use of processions. Our molaweez never get hurt but only innocent people. In current situation in Pakistan we need ”Hosh instead of ‘Josh’

  8. mir

    Palstain people help the Taliban to kill hazara in Bamyan

  9. mir

    Oh God , the real cause of this mass killing are Iran and their Sarvant (jame Iameia)

    why be killed because of Arabs