Youm-e-Inhidaam Jannatul Baqee observed across Pakistan
The Universal Youm-e-Inhidaam Jannatul Baqee was observed throughout the country on Sunday with religious zeal on the call of Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi to lodge a protest against demolition of holy shrines of Khatoon-e-Jannat Hazrat Syeda Fatima Zehra (S.A.), Ahle Bait Athaar (A.S.), Ummahatul Momineen Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra (S.A.), Hazrat Aisha (R.A.), Hazrat Hafsa (R.A.), Sahaba Kubaar (R.A.), Hazrat Usman (R.A.), Aaimma Ahle Bait (A.S.), Sardar-e-Jannat Imam Hassan (A.S.), Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.), Imam Baqar (A.S.) and Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (A.S.) in Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moallah on 8 Shawal, 1926.
Like all cities, towns and villages of Pakistan, protest rallies were taken out in America, Britain, Canada, Italy, Greece, Middle East, Africa and Australia. Addressing the mourners in this connection, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi said that attack on the shrine of Hazrat Omar Bin Abdul Aziz is the continuation of Inhidaam Jannatul Baqee and is an inhuman act. The ideology of demolition of holy shrines of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A.), Ahle Bait Athaar (A.S.), Sahaba Kubaar (R.A.) and Ummahatul Momineen (R.A.) has now spread all over the world and Muslim rulers should come out of a deep slumber. He said had the Muslim Ummah taken a step against the desecration of Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Muallah, nobody would have dared to desecrate the shrines of Mashaheer-e-Islam in any part of the world.
He said the World Heritage Day is celebrated on April 18 every year, but no one speaks against demolition of the entire history of Muslims that took place in the same month because Muslims themselves have never raised their voice for restoration of their monuments. He said that restoration of the dignity of Shajar-e-Rasool (SAAW), the place of birth of the Rasool (SAAW), places of Companions and all memories and symbols of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) era are not the issue of any single country or a school of thought but the entire humanity and the Islamic World.
Protest rallies were taken out and Majalis-e-Aza were held and protest mourning processions were taken out in all big cities and towns on this occasion.
In Rawalpindi, the central protest demonstration was taken out from Imambargah Nasir Al-Aza, Murree Road. The mourners lodged a strong protest against the poor condition of Jannatul Baqee.
The protest rally was led by religious leaders belonging to different schools of thought, office-bearers of TNFJ and other subordinate bodies. The participants in the rally were raising slogans against demolition of holy shrines and in favour of reconstruction of the same. They marched towards Committee Chowk through Murree Road.
Addressing the rally, TNFJ spokesman Allama Syed Qamar Haider Zaidi read the special message of Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi. He got approved a few resolutions while raising slogans for restoration of the holy shrines. He called for declaring Makkah and Madinah heritage of the Islamic World, stopping oppression in Palestine, Burma and Held Kashmir and implementation of the National Action Plan.
Later, the rally terminated at Imambargah Col. Maqbool Hussain after passing through its traditional route where special prayers marked its conclusion. Mukhtar Force volunteers escorted the rally though the District Administration had made foolproof security arrangements for the rally. Police officers and jawans remained with the rally throughout.
In Islamabad, the protest procession was taken out from Imambargah Darbar Sakhi Mahmood Badshah. The rally was led by religious scholars belonging to different schools of thought. TNFJ Secretary General Syed Shujaat Ali Bokhari, Allama Basharat Hussain Imami, Zulfiqar Ali Raja, Prof Ghulam Abbass Haideri, Makhdoom Iltija Hussain Naqvi, Tabeer Kazmi, Taseer Kazmi, Fayyaz Kazmi, Farhat Hussain Shah, G.M. Kazmi, Zawwar Hussain Kazmi, Zahid Hussain Gardezi, Syed Nawazish Ali Naqvi and others also addressed the rally. Convener of District Jannatul Baqee Committee Raja Zulfiqar Ali thanked the participants in the rally and the administration.
Later the rally terminated at Darbar Sakhi Mahmood Badshah where special prayers were offered to mark the conclusion of the rally.
According to reports, protest rallies and Majalis-e-Aza were held in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Chakwal, Attock, Fateh Jang, Pindi Gheb, Taxila, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sargodha, Larkana, Faisalabad, Quetta, Jhelum, Sialkot, Muzaffarabad, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Gilgit-Baltistan, Bagh, Gujrat, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakkar, Kohat, Nowshera, Lalamusa, and Khairpur.
Also, Youm-e-Inhidaam Jannatul Baqee programmes were held in major cities like New York, Washington, Otawa, London, Greece, Germany, South Africa and Australia.