May 6, 2009
Saneha-e-Masjid-e-Haidry Karachi, 7th May 2004
It was Friday, 7th May 2004 when a powerful bomb exploded
during pray in a historic Shia Muslim mosque named 'Hyderi Masjid'. This mosque
was built in 1894, located in the premises
of Sindh Madarsatul Islam, Shahra-e-Liaqat between M.A Jinnah Road and I.I Chundrigar
Road, Karachi. Bear in mind that Nimaz-e-Juma is not performed in this mosque because it
is offered at close vicinity in Kharadar at Khoja Masjid.
The Blast occurred in the middle of the mosque, besides central pillar at
1:15 P.M, when the worshippers raised hands for takbeer to begin the Nimaz.
It was a horrible blast 12 worshipers martyred on the spot while about 210
were rushed to Civil Hospital then Jinnah, Aghah Khan, Liaqat National hospital.
Figure of martyrs has touched to 23, which is being increased time to time
till the date when this script is being written.
The mosque was badly damaged. Bodies of prayers collided to the top of walls
and ceiling. Blood stained the floor and spatter the walls and pieces of flesh
were scattered on the ground.
According to witnesses and worshipers there was not any security arrangement.
Security forces were not only absent on the time of pray but they didn't arrive
on the time when event occurred, while the Police stations of Kharadar, Mithadar,
SSP office / CIA (Pakistan) center are just on walking
distance, hardly few hundred meters away from the spot.
This mosque was already on hit list of terrorists, a group of terrorist which
was arrested some time ago revealed that 'Hydri Mosque', Sindh Madarsatul
Islam was on their target list. Inspite of that there was not any security steps taken for
Who Came First to Rescue Worshipers
When the bomb blasted, the people who came first
to rescue to worshippers were Sunni Muslim brothers, who were also performing
pray in their mosque that is just beside the Shia Mosque on few meters distance
in the same premises of Sindh Madarsatul Islam.
Exemplary scene of Shia-Sunni unity
On the day the people of the world watched the
exemplary scene of Muslim Shia-Sunni) Unity. People of Karachi (without any
difference of sect) helped the victims and evacuated one side of road for
ambulances running the whole evening via civil hospital to Agha Khan and Liaqat
National Hospital and they controlled the traffic system of the city.
While mobs of people reached to blood banks for
donating blood to injured worshipers. Long queues of Shia and Sunni Muslims were
There is not any clash between Sunni and Shia
Muslims, Most of them are relatives because, they marry each other. They live in
same neighbor and doing job on same places.
What people say about this tragic event:
People both Shia and Sunni think that no any Muslim could be involved in such evil act, this is just a part of conspiracy against Islamic Republic of Pakistan
and Muslim World.
The Facts and Government's / Police View
Police showed the same non serious attitude and announced this act as
suicide bombing as they already announced Quetta's two Masss Killings of Shia
Muslims on 4th July, 2004 in which 50 people martyred and the 2nd March 2004, on
Yom-e-Ashore 1425, in which about 45 people martyred. Initially it was
said that bomber was in a style of Shia cleric.
Policeman was involved in bombing
While some injured worshippers told to journalists, police and Shaheed
Foundation's team that a doubtful man in a police worthy is expected to be
involve, who had a brief case and reciting the holy Quran, when he was asked by
some one why he doesn't use 'Khak-e-Shifa' for Sajda (prostration), he replied
in a rude style, that it could be performed without that. Sadly saying that on
media it was focused as suicide bombing, so it is clear that there is not any
liberated media, and we, Shia community doesn't have either any our own media or
any spokesman to clear the facts.
How, when, and who blasted bomb
One people was observed escaping from mosque before few minutes of bomb
blast. It was blasted at about 1:15, when people just raised their hands for
takbeer to start the pray. Most of the people come in mosque in Nimaz-e-Asr,
while bomb blasted before nimaz-e-Zuhr. So after analyzing deeply it is supposed
that it was a remote control bomb which is blasted before expected time, while
some people think that it was a time bomb and the man who brought this bomb was
himself unaware about the timings of bomb. While police and government are
continuously saying this bomb as suicide bombing.
Suicide Bombing: Things to be considered
What is need of suicide bombing ? Suicide bombing is a fact in Palestine,
When Israel's demolish their homes, massacre innocent peoples and shoot kids
infront of their parents. So their is only one way to take revenge that is suicide
bombing, because Palestinian are without having weapons and Israelis have tight
security, so Palestinians blew them up. So suicide bombing only occur where
their is tight security and suicide bomber's family is victim by opposite
party. But there was not such any thing in Masjid-e-Haidry Event of
Masjid-e-Haidry is being called suicide bombing because responsible wants to
hide their irresponsibility. This is a trend which is started by police to call
any Shiite massacre as suicide bombing as they already declared two mass
killings of Shia Muslims in Quetta (4 July 2003 and 2nd March 2004) as suicide bombing.
Blood of Shuhada indicated the Murderer
At last the blood of Shuhada brought the result and shifted their responsibility
to us. By the grace of God A buckle having the number of the same
policeman, found from the mosque. After tracing it was found that a police man
named as Akbar Niazi was involved. Investigation teams brought his picture and
injured worshippers identified him. In an investigation report Akbar Niazi's involvement was
Name of Some of Martyrs are: