Protest in Canberra against Shia Target Killing In Pakistan
On Monday, 26 June 2017, hundreds of protesters in the Australian capital Canberra, gathered in the in front of Pakistan High Commission, to voice their anger at targeted killing of
Parachanaar people in Pakistan. Two days before Eid, twin terror attacks killed at least 85 people and injured over 300.
More than 750 demonstrators along with their delegates and supporters made their way to the Canberra from Sydney, ACT and Melbourne and presented a resolution to the Pakistan High Commission. If Govt of Pakistan did not stop Shia target killing than we will protest again in front of Pak High Commission on 14th August 2017.
The demonstrators were carrying placards reading “We are stand
united against Taliban terrorists”, “Stop Shia killing in Pakistan” and “We
protest the killing of innocent Shias in Pakistan.”
Most of the protesters held up signs reading “My brother has been martyred — My son has been martyred.”
The demonstrators also denounced the Saudi Arabian policy of funding extremist groups that commit acts of violence against other Muslims in Pakistan. Speakers criticised Government of Pakistan.
“We have been a constant target of the Taliban but the
government has always failed us,”
Speakers said that their protest will continue until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government announces greater compensation and additional security measures for the Shias who dominate in the Kurram tribal region. They also demanded action against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a sectarian Sunni extremist group, which has claimed responsibility for the bombings.
“We have been a constant target of the Taliban but the government has always failed us,”
Speakers was peaceful but recording their protest in strong
“This is extremely shameful and a matter of concern to the whole world. The United Nations, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other global bodies must step in to end this
“Pakistan’s tolerance for religious extremists is not just destroying lives and alienating entire communities, it is destroying Pakistani society across the board,” they added. Protesters thanks Australia Police for providing guidance and rules for them in Canberra.
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