ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: “Aalmi Youm-e-Inhidaam-e-Janna-tul
Baqee” (Worldwide Day of Demolition of Janna-tul Baqee) was
observed with religious and national spirit and reverence on
Wednesday throughout the country like other global parts in
line with the announcement made by Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya
Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi against the demolition of
holy shrines of holy Prophet (SAAW)’s daughter
Khatoon-e-Jannat Hazrat Syedah Fatimah Zahra (SA), Ummahatul
Mominin (RA) and Sahaba Kibar (RA) buried in Janna-tul Baqee
and Janna-tul Moalla at the hands of the then Saudi rulers on
Shawwal 8, 1924.
On this occasion, peaceful protest meetings, rallies,
processions and majalis-e-aza were held in all the big cities
A protest memorandum regarding the Demolition of Janna-tul
Baqee was presented to the representative of UN Secretary
General at its office in Saudi-Pak Tower Islamabad by a
representative delegation of TNFJ’s Worldwide Day of
Demolition of Janna-tul Baqee Committee led by Tehreek
Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya (TNFJ)’s Additional Secretary General
Syed Shujaat Ali Bukhari, Central Spokesman Syed Qamar Haider
ZAidi, Allama Basharat Imami, Allama Guftar Sadiqi and other
leaders. The representative ensured the delegation that TNFJ’s
demands will be told to the UN Secretary-General and in this
regard necessary advancement would be made.
In Federal Capital Islamabad, the main protest matmi
procession was taken out from the shrine of Sakhi Mehmoud
Badshah. It took shape of a protest meeting after reaching at
Aabpara chowk. Addressing the gathering, speakers demanded
reconstruction of Cemetery of Al-Baqee terming it an issue of
whole humanity. Later, the procession after touching through
its traditional route reached at the shrine and culminated
with prayers and ziarat.
In Rawalpindi, main mourning procession to mark the occasion
was broughout out from Imambargah Nasirul Aza Murree Road
participated by thousands of people. Matmi groups by
performing matamdaari and noha khwani condoled to the holy
Prophet (SAWW)) on the destruction of holy shrines of his
dearest daughter Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA), his holy wives
(RA) and companions (RA).
Ulema, clerics and elite belonging to different schools of
thought including President TNFJ Provincial Council Punjab
Syed Abu Jafar Naqvi, Convener of Worldwide Day of Demolition
of Janna-tul Baqee Committee Alhaaj Ghulam Murtaza Chuhan,
central Khateeb Shia Jamia Masjid Shah Chan Charagh Allama
Syed SAqalain Ali Bukhari, Regional President TNFJ Rawalpindi
Allama Abul Hasan Taqi, Allama Muhammad Abbas Zaini, Allama
Mohsin Ali Hamdani, Allama Kalbe Abbas Bukhari, Peer Syed
Muhammad Shah Bukhari, Allama Agha Saqalain Haider Kazmi,
Sardar Ibadat Hussain Shah, Ch. Abu Bedar Ali, Nasir Abbas
Karbalai, Bawa Syed Nazakat Hussain Shah Naqvi, Bawa Syed
Qasim Ali Shah Kazmi, Bawa Syed Mazloom Hussain Shah, Syed
Tausif Hussain Kazmi, Agha Syed Ali Ruhul Abbas Moosavi
advocate, Agha Syed Muhammad Murtaza Moosavi advocate, Syed
Iftikhar Hussain Mashadi, Meesam Tammar, Abu Nasr Kazmi, Syed
Amjad Hussain Shah were leading the procession.
The participants of the procession were chanting slogans
against the demolition of holy shrines while hundreds of
little workers of Mukhtar Generation were holding replica of
cemetery of Janna-tul Baqee, banners and placards inscribed
with demands of reconstruction of Al-Baqee. Noha khwani and
matamdaari continued during the procession.
Addressing the participants at Committee CHowk, TNFJ Central
Secretary Information Syed Qamar Haider Zaidi regretted that
our rulers, politicians and media who remain at forefront on
every occasion are silent spectators on the demolition of the
holy shrines of greatest personalities of Islam. They are even
unable to give news of the Demolition Day!!! He said those
leaders who were buried in Janna-tul Baqee according to their
wills, why their inheritors are silent? Why the devotees of
Peer of Golra Sharif, Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh, Quaid-i-Azam,
Allama Iqbal, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Zia-ul Haq are quiet?
When their leaders’ shrines exist with magnificence then why
the holy shrines of holy Prophet’s daughter (AS),
Aal-e-Atahaar (AS), Ummahatul Mominin (RA) and Sahaba Kibar
(RA) are demolished?
A resolution adopted on the occasion, stressed on the world
organizations to play their role for reconstruction of the
holy shrines of Janna-tul Baqee and Janna-tul Moalla. In this
connection, Muslim countries should exert pressure at
diplomatic level on the Saudi government.
The resolution making clear that holy sites are joint asset of
the whole human world demanded that Makkah and Medinah should
be declared international cities.
Meesam Tammar on behalf of TNFJ district Rawalpindi presented
a condemning resolution against the DAILY JANG. It strongly
condemned biased policy of the paper and regretted that news
items and pictures of indecent programmes are prominently
published in the daily but it avoids anything about demolition
of holy shrines of Al-Baqee and Al-Moalla which is
journalistic dishonesty. The daily Jang did not published the
booked advertisement by TNFJ Worldwide Day of Demolition of
Janna-tul Baqee Committee which is condemnable. We are not
against the staff and workers of the daily but denounce policy
makers of this group. Its bigs should display daring and
should have courage to meet us. We will prove to them that
they are standard-bearer of yellow journalism. We appeal to
our dearest leader Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi to give us
clear-cut order regarding JANG; to what extent you will advise
us patience O our dear leader??? If the owners of the said
paper keep love for Riyals instead of holy Prophet and holy
personalities then they should depart the soil of Pakistan and
publish their newspaper from Saudi Arabia.
Allama Abu Jafar Naqvi also addressed. The procession ended at
imambargah Col. Maqbool Hussain. Volunteers of Mukhtar Force
performed their duty throughout the procession while district
administration had made fool-proof security arrangements on
the route of the procession. Heavy contingent of police
officers and jawans accompanied the procession.
Meanwhile, according to reports reaching TNFJ headquarters, a
protest matmi rally was taken out from Imambargah Master
Ghulam Haider Chowk Chah Shahbaz Peshawar under arrangements
of district Committee of Worldwide Day of Demolition of Janna-tul
Baqee. The rally after passing through Chowk Shahidaan reached
at Qissa Khwani Bazaar where TNFJ central coordination
secretary Sardar Mumtaz Ali Qazalbash, Provincial deputy
Nazim-ul Amour Saqalain Haider and other leaders addressed.
The rally was led by TNFJ Sarhad ad-hoc president Mir Abu
Ghazanfar, Provincial Convener Worldwide Day of Demolition of
Janna-tul Baqee Committee Dr. Iqbal Javed Haideri and other
In Lahore, main procession of the DAY was taken out from
Karbala GAmay Shah.
In Karachi, a mourning demonstration was staged under
arrangements of TNFJ Divisional Council.
In Larkana, the main procession was taken out from imambargah
Qamar Bani Hashim organized by district committee of Worldwide
Day of Demolition of Janna-tul Baqee. The procession after
touching through its designated route terminated in front of
Jinnah Chowk Press Club where district president TNFJ Altaf
Hussain Madhosh Bhutto, Maulana Ghulam Raza Qazi, Syed Mehtab
Ali Shah, Zawar Javed Ali, Lutthan Shah, Barkat Ali Jafri,
Rasool Bux Shahani, SAin Dad and Syed Zakiul Hasan addressed.
Special message of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Hamid Moosavi was
given to the participants.
In Faisalabad, main procession was taken out from imambargah
In Quetta, matmi protest rally was taken out from imambargah
Nachari Alamdaar Road led by TNFJ’s provincial and district
elite besides clerics. Performing seena-zani and chanting
slogans for reconstruction of the holy shrines, the
participants reached at Quetta Press Club where the rally
peacefully dispersed after adoption of different resolutions.
Matmi protest rallies and majalis-e-aza were also held in
Muzaffarabad, Haiderabad, Sakkhar, Gilgit, Bagh, Gujrat,
D.G.Khan, Bhakkar, Multan, KHanewal,m Qasoor, KHerpur Meeras,
Shahdad Pur, Mirpur Khas, Kakol, Noshehra, Jehlum, Lala Musa,
Chakwal, Hafizabad and D.I.Khan.