16 Sep 2012
Karachi :Labbayka Ya Rasul Allaah Rally : Brutal Shelling Starts on Rally ,Eight injured.
Labbayk Ya Rasool Allaah (SAWW)
Pictures Update 0318 HRS PST:
UPDATE 0045 HRS PST:
Sit In Comes to an End , 3 day mourning announced , Protests to Continue Countrywide Against the Blasphemous Film
The sit in staged at Nomayesh Chowrangi came to an end after the
appeal of organizers of the rally and sit in and momineen have started
to head back to their homes. The leaders paid special thanks to the moral support provided by the sunni brethren all the way through the protest ,especially providing waters and eatables to women ,children and elderly as a token of goodwill . It is a healthy sign ,that the muslim conscience is awake and very united on the sensitive issue of Azmat-e-Rasool SAWW.
On the other hand while addressing the momineen Allaama Noorani a noted sunni cleric paid rich and glowing tributes to millat e jaffaria Pakistan for whole hearted protest and participation despite all the perils .
While the protestors were converged at Nomayesh Chowrangi , some un-scrupulous elements belonging to yazeedi parties , tried to torch public and private vehicles and properties as well as resorting to indiscriminate firing to harrass the protestors. Sensing the gravity of situation the organizers announced all participants to voluntarily keep an eye on such filthy elements trying to hijack a peaceful protest and gave an open cheque to authorities to take punitive action against any one ,involved in the negative activities ,declaring that anybody taking such anti Islamic step is not even a human being . They also pointed fingers at some elements of local political party for harassing the rally with unprovoked shooting when they warned to name the involved party and demanded administration to intervene , the firing gradually discontinued.
On the other hand , addressing hurriedly called press conferences ulema condemned the firing on rally which resulted in several casualties and announced three day mourning. They also pledged that the protests would be continued countrywide.
UPDATE 0041 HRS PST:
Momineen are requested to pray for the seriously injured momineen Brother Raza Taqvi and Brother Komail who are under treatment. The condition of brother Raza Taqvi is stated to be critical . Taqvi ,41 is the brother Maulana Sadiq Raza Taqvi ,some witnesses shared that he received two bullets in face resulting from indiscriminate firing ,while evacuating an injured momin .
Meanwhile as rally terminated at the Consulate ,some zealous young men hoisted the flag inscribed with Labbayk Ya Rasool Allaah on the American consulate.
UPDATES: Two momineen injured by firing near American consulate are stated to be in serious condition at a local private hospital . Momineen are requested to please pray for well being of these momineen.
Earlier the organizers of rally belonging to Majlis-e-Wahdat and Imamia Students Organization ,requested the protesting momineen to retreat from the consulate following the firing and shelling and advised them to converge at Nomayesh Chowrangi . Latest from Nomayesh chowrangi is that scores of thousands of protesting ladies children and men are converged at Nomayesh Chowrangi . There had been reports of a suddent power failure at nomayesh plunging the neighbourhoods in darkness ,followed by continued heavy gun-shots,risking lives of the mourners of Imam-e-Mazloom (AS) . Details are being ascertained.
Scores of hundreds of momineen including women and children started off marching from Nomayesh Chowrangi to the Consulate and being joined by scores of others as the rally is passing through different locations on its way to register protest against the blasphemous movie .
All roads leading to the American Consulate have been closed by placing barricades and containers ,it has been learnt ,amid strong pressure to stop the rally .
Scores of momineen continue to pour n from different parts of the megapolis to join the protest to show their love for the final Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W)
It has just been learnt that rally has reached near the consulate and has been stopped from proceeding any further.
It has just been learnt that the protestors wanted to continue the planned route and in altercation that ensued police has resorted to brutal shelling and baton charge . Besides continued rounds of fires are being heard in the vicinity of the rally .
There is strong presence of the security forces around the consulate and the ways leading to the consulate had been barricaded , it may be recalled .
The organizers of the rally had planned to send a delegation to present a memorium to the concerned at American Consulate .
According to rough estimates the rally has gathered momentum as it reached its terminal point and nearly forty thousand momineen are converged at the place .
Momineen have started to move towards consulate.
Besides strong aerial firing some protestors allege , brutal straight firing was done on protestors from inside of the consulate. At the moment scores of thousands of momineen are converged right outside the gate of the consulate braving intense tear gassing and crossing barricades and blocks.
Injured are reported to have been evacuated to Jinnah hospital ,while some are still being evacuated .
Organizing leaders have announced to stage a sit in against the shelling,it has been learnt.