October 31, 2014
SRW video on ISIS in Iraq
This week Shia Rights Watch released a nine minute video outlining some of the atrocities that have occurred at the hands of ISIS in Iraq. In conjunction with Imam Hussain TV and Laaya Productions, several interviews were conducted with victims of the unfolding turmoil in the country. Shia Rights Watch hopes that this documentary can shed light onto the deteriorating conditions Shia in Iraq face.
Pakistan: Saudi-backed terrorists planned to hit 21 Pakistan Shia
The police warned of possible terrorist attacks on different religious and political personalities in the country on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.
According to a private TV channel, a letter has been sent to the Ministry of Interior to inform that the terrorists had prepared to attack key religious personalities and political figures.
Those on the hit list include the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan Faisal Saleh Hayat, religious scholar Allama Nasir Abbas, Mushahid Hussain Syed and Dr Ghazanfar Mehdi.
The police said terrorists had planned to specifically carry out these acts in Rawalpindi and Islamabad during Ashura.
Entry of 158 clerics banned in Rawalpindi division
The entry of as many as 158 religious leaders including clerics of Deoband School of thought, Shia community and Barelvi sect, has been banned in Rawalpindi division.
According to a City District Government spokesman, the provincial government had received reports from the special branch that the clerics whose entry has been banned in the division may disturb peace and harmony during Muharram.
Pakistani media and rulers keep quiet over the killing of an innocent Shia child in Rawalpindi
Last evening, Deobandi terrorists threw a hand grenade at a group of Shia mourners, all females, outside the Islamic Research Centre (IRC) mosque, injuring nine women and killing one-and-a-half-year old girl Batool Waqar.
All the newspapers briefly flashed the killing on their web sites. But within five to eight hours, the news disappeared altogether.
Some mainstream Urdu papers did not mention at all.
Suicide bomber kills 27 militiamen in Iraq
A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shia militiamen on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said.
Blast in South Pakistan kills one, wounds nine people
A child was killed and at least eight people were wounded in a hand grenade explosion in southern Karachi city on Tuesday night, said police.
According to initial police report, the blast took place near Islamic Research Center (IRC) Imambargah (worship place of Shias) when a women religious gathering was taking place. Most of the injured are women and children, said police.
Pakistani court orders release of Top Shia Leader ‘Syed Ghulam Raza Naqvi’ after 18 years
The Lahore Anti-Terrorisim Curt (ATC) ordered the release of top Pakistani Shia leader, Syed Ghulam Raza Naqvi on Monday after serving 18 years of imprisonment without charges.
Shia leader Ghulam Raza Naqvi, the Head of Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan (SMP) was imprisoned in 1996.
SMP is a Shia Islamic resistance group and a former political party based in Pakistan that was formed in the early 1990s as a response to sectarian violence against Pakistani Shia Muslims carried by Deobandi takfiri terrorist movements.