Shia Muslims take to roads against Pakistan's 'anti-Shia' policies

| Updated: Nov 04, 2016 18:04 IST

Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 4 (ANI): Scores of Shia Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil District on Thursday took to roads to protest against the atrocities on their community in Pakistan. Carrying placards and raising slogans, the protestors also showed solidarity to Shaikh Mohsin Ali Najafi, a Shia cleric who has been tagged as a 'terrorist' by the Pakistan government. The protestors belonged to Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust. General Secretary of the trust Mohammad Hussain told media that it's very disturbing that the renowned cleric Shaikh Mohsin Ali Najafi from Gilgit, Baltistan, had been placed in a terrorist list, while real terrorists were roaming free. Speaking to the gathering MLA Kargil Asgar Karbalai said the Nawaz Sharif government was engulfed in corruption and "now they are trying to protect terrorists and pleasing Saudi dynasty". He said, "We are against oppression and always stand with the oppressed people, whether in Gilgit Baltistan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Quetta Baluchistan or in Kashmir." "Shaikh Mohsin Ali Najafi is an academic person and not a political person and the Pakistan Government is trying to limit his social activities," he said. Chairman of the Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Sheikh Hussain Lufti said the people should always rise against the atrocities. (ANI)