Mumbai: The All India Shia Personal Law Board, an all-encompassing body of Shias in the country, has decided to appeal to the United Nations to stop the “continuing genocide of Shias in Pakistan”. A large number of Shias were killed in a suicide attack on a mosque in Peshawar on Monday.
Malulana Yasoob Abbas, secretary of the All India Shia Personal Law Board, told the Free Press Journal that “terrorist attacks against Shias are state-sponsored in Islamabad”.
Pakistan does not have an Islamic government, but a regime that systematically targets Shias. The acts of terrorism are not sanctioned by the Quran. What Pakistan is witnessing today is a crime against the entire humanity. He alleged that Pakistan has turned into Papistan (the land of sins).
Board vice-chairman Maulana Zaheer Abbas said Monday’s incident deserves “strongest condemnation”. He said the Pakistani government’s failure to act against terrorists was deliberate. Maulana Syed Noori, president of Raza Academy, a prominent organization of Barelvi Sunnis, also condemned the attack in Peshawar.