Shias in Pakistan are agonized over the insult of their pious religious figures and are filing blasphemy cases. At the front of this malicious propaganda against Shias is the banned terrorist organization Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan.
In a latest development, a blasphemy FIR has been filed by Shias in Khanpur, district Haripur, Khyber Paktunkhwa. The FIR has been registered against a Sunni Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan cleric Abdul Matin Hazarvi under Section 295A, 298 and 153A for insulting Shia practices on Facebook.
Another blasphemy case
Similarly, Shias in Islamabad also reached the police station in Islamabad against another Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan cleric Aurangzeb Farooqi for insulting Ahl-e-Bayt. As per the Shia community, a complaint was registered against the cleric on Friday for insulting hidden Imam but still has not been entertained by the local Police. Consequently, the group of people who reached the police station warned that if the proceedings are not taken forward, they would sit in front of police station in protest.
It is worth mentioning that Shias are under the target of radicalized Sunni regime of Pakistan. A couple of months ago Pakistan has passed a “Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2023” according to which any criticism of Yazid, Aby Sufiyan and Mu’awiya is considered as a criminal offence. This stirred controversy, as the very foundation of Shi’ite community and its basic difference from Sunnis lies on the same premises. Pakistan did it to widen the gap between Shia and Sunnis and hence degrade the former into an inferior community. The Sunni clerics who are hand in gloves with Paki establishment picked their patron’s agenda and started giving blasphemous statement against Shias and their religiously significant figures. Unfortunately, this trend is continuing and Shias are facing the wrath of the radicalized Sunni Paki establishment.