Ban on Youm-e-Ali procession rejected: LAHORE: Different Shia organisations have actually turned down the government ban on the procession of Hazrat Ali martyrdom day on Ramazan 21 (May 4].
According to resources, these organisations have actually expressed their resolution to secure the procession from the Mubarak Haveli, inside Mochi Gateway, on Tuesday morning, in defiance of the ban troubled any such processions.
The ban was enforced by the National Command Procedure Centre (NCOC) meeting recently based on the restrictions under the coronavirus standard procedure (SOPs).
The expected talks in between the Shia organisations and the area administration might not occur on Sunday.
Nevertheless, throughout the preliminary contacts with the management, the Shia leaders had conveyed that they would obtain the Youm-e-Ali grieving processions in any way prices, based on schedule on Tuesday, and would certainly not accept any kind of kind of restriction on the processions.
Arrangements in between the Shia organisations as well as the district administration are anticipated on Monday (today).
The Shia leaders discussed that Youm-e-Ali processions had not been outlawed in the Sindh district and also various other parts of the nation. A leader of Shia Ulema Council (SUC) Lahore, Allama Sibtain Haider Sabzwari, told the media that Shias had actually proved itself to be a responsible area and also it had actually always observed the corona SOPs.
He noted that outlawing only Shia processions was unjustified as all markets were opened, the National Assembly by-polls had actually been kept in Karachi a few days ago and an additional by-polls for a Punjab Assembly seat was scheduled for the following week in Khushab.
He remembered that in 2014, the government tried fruitless to prevent the Youm-e-Ali processions, as well as failed to stop them despite utilizing police and also barricades.
He stated that in 2014’s federal government decision to outlaw the procession resulted only in the loss of public home and injuries to mourners as well as authorities workers. He urged all custodians of Imambargahs as well as licence-holders of processions to make complete prep work for the processions.
Meanwhile, Abdul Khaliq Asadi, Punjab general secretary of Majlis Wahdatul Muslemin (MWM), stated that the Shia management was devoted to obtaining the procession whatsoever prices.
He said President Dr Arif Alvi phoned Secretary General of the Majlis Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jaffrey to tell him that there was no limitation on holding of Majalis as well as proceedings on Youm-e-Ali with the regard of the corona SOPs.
The MWM media cell, through a statement, claimed that Allama Nasir Abbas advised Head of state Dr Arif Alvi to ensure fail-safe protection of the mourning processions and celebrations.
Asadi claimed Head of state Alvi was guaranteed of total regard of the corona SOPs throughout majalis and the procession.
The MWM management claimed the federal government had allowed the marketplaces to open as well as Taraveeh petitions to be held inside the mosques. But if it imposed any kind of constraints on the Youm-e-Ali processions, it would be taken into consideration as a discriminative choice versus Shias.
The typical course of Youm-e-Ali procession, which is taken out after Sehri on 21st of Ramazan, included Imambargah Ghulam Ali Shah, Chowk Nawab Sahab, Mochi Entrance, Lal Khoo, Fazal Haveli, Takia Nathay Shah, Koocha Shian, Chuhatta Mufti Baqar, Old Kotwali, Kashmiri Exchange, Dabbi Fair, Sunehri Mosque, Paniwala Talab, Chowk Nogaza, Chowk Tarannum Movie Theater, Chowk Tibbi, Fair Hakeeman, Chowk Novelty, Mohalla Jogian, Oonchi Mosque and Bhaati Gateway. It culminates at Karbala Gamay Shah.