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Petition to Stop Atrocities towards Shia Muslims in Pakistan

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Today Pakistan is mourning the victims at Chilas - a city just north of the capital, Islamabad. News of the aforementioned crimes has come to us via community leaders, scholars and relatives - not the ever so silent media channels when it comes to such serious issues. The Government of Pakistan has taken the following measures: Closed the main roads towards Chilas and Gilgit-Baltistan; disabled all means of communication and halted all flights into the area. Essentially they have given cover to the criminals and placed further stress on the victims. Interestingly, as in the past, none of the terrorists has been arrested thus far. We the Muslim community in Dallas, Texas strongly condemn the innocent killings of Shias, The Government of Pakistan must take necessary steps to arrest the culprits behind the killings, open the roads, communication and provide the necessary protection to the community of Chilas so they can continue with their daily lives as normal Pakistani citizens. Following are the list of atrocities committed: • Communication has been cut off between Gilgit and rest of the world (telephone, media) • Approximately 200 Shia Muslims were martyred in last 3 days • Around 150 Shia Muslims' eyes are removed from their faces and their faces smashed with stones • Government has enforced a curfew in Shia areas. So the victims are under surveillance and the criminals are free • Ground and air transportation has been blocked between Gilgit and outside • Police is arresting innocent Shia leaders and workers in Gilgit. So the victims are being arrested and the criminals are free • Due to strike, general public is short of food and water in their houses • Hurdles were created to stop Salaat-ul-Juma in Jamia Imamia Masjid. The Croupt in in competent government of Pakistan should stop the genocide and arrest the people responsible ASAP.

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