SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — They were holding banners and placards against the systematic martyring of an ethnic minority for their Shia faith, and urged the international community to help stop the martyring of Hazaras in Quetta city of Pakistan.
They were holding banners calling the UN to take notice of a genocide-in-making in Quetta, Pakistan.
A child was holding a placard that read: “Massacre of Hazaras in 21st Century is a Shame for Humanity”.
Speakers condemned the security establishment–Army and Intelligence agencies–of Pakistan for negligence of the situation in Quetta where victims accuse complicity of Government elements supporting the terrorists of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who have killed more than 700 Hazaras in the last ten years, without one prosecution.
The speakers said it was a humanitarian crisis. An ethnic minority of over 600,000 people are besieged in a small multi-ethnic city of few million population.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is a militant sectarian organization that kill Shias. In a letter thrown in streets of Quetta, Hazaras have been warned by LeJ to leave Pakistan by 2012, or Quetta will be turned into their graveyard. Only in the last few weeks, over 40 Hazaras have been martyred.
Protesters urged the international community to pressurize Pakistan to stop the merciless killings of Hazaras. — www.shafaqna.com/english/