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  Updated: September 24, 2010

Protest in Iraq-Saudi border region for Baqee reconstruction

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Demanding reconstruction of holy shrines of A’immah Al-Baqee in the holy city of Medinah, a demonstration was held in the holy city of Karbala attended by large number of people from different governorates.

After prayers and visitation of Husseini shrine, the demonstration marched towards Ar-ar, a frontier region between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The protestors were holding flags and chanting slogans condemning what the Saudi rulers did with the Baqee cemetery on Shawal 8, 1342 AH (1925).

Later, a majlis al-azaiyah was organized in the region. After that the demonstration marched to region Ayn At-Tamur for ziarah of Sayed Ahmed b. Hashim where a majlis al-Husseini was held. Sheikh Abbas Al-Momin addressed. After the majlis, lunch was served.

Afterward, the demonstration returned to Karbala to the tomb of grand scholar and jurist Al-Allamah Ahmed b. Fahd Al-Hilli.


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