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Updated: October 7, 2016

Hussaini mourning is the most effective protest against the oppressors, No restrictions will be accepted in Azadari; Moosavi announces code of Azadari

By: Salman Alvi

 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has announced a 17-point Code of Azadari at a huge Press conferences address here at the headquarters of the Maktab-e-Tashih Sunday. Answering a question from the journalists, he said Azadari (Hussaini mourning) is the most effective protest against the oppressors and all Sunni-Shia brethren will observe the grief of the Nawasa-e-Rasool (SAAW) jointly. He said no restrictions were accepted in Azadari before nor will be accepted in future. He said war is no solution to the problems and if the Hindu Bunya did not desist then we would have to keep the relevant QuranicAyah in front of us to give a befitting reply to the enemies. Raheel Sharif keeps the Haideri commitment and will not disappoint the nation. Azadari has grown under the shadow of swords, and we have no fear of Indian aggression as we will continue performing the chest-beating (Matam) even in the rain of explosives. All oppressors including India can be defeated through the Hussaini (A.S.) spirit, he added.

Spiritual leader of Pakistani Shiites said that heads of banned parties are roaming about freely and are working with new names while MatmiAzadars have been included in the Schedule Four at some places to fill in the blank that is tantamount to befool not only the Pakistan’s Armed Forces but also the nation. He said the Prime Minister should take notice that why there are separate laws for the poor and the rich. He stressed the need to revise the foreign policy while ambassadors from the world over should be briefed on the India aggression. He said India desires to thwart the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The diplomatic experts should be sent all around the world so as to unveil the Indian infiltration, he added.

Answering yet another question, Agha Moosavi said that the government is bound to allow traditional and non-traditional Azadari programmes in every nook and corner of the country including the Adiala Jail under the Junejo-Moosavi agreement signed on May 21, 1985 followed by the 8-month long agitation launched by TehreekNafazFiqh-e-Jafaria for the protection of Milad-un-Nabi and Azadari processions. Azadari is the name of positivity and we would never encourage negative activities, he said.

The Quaid-i-MillatJafaria later announced a 17-point Code of Azadari which is as below:
(1) The government may honour the May 21, 1985 Junejo-Moosavi Agreement in bringing out all Azadari processions;

(2) Muharram Azadari Cells may be set up in the Ministry of Interior, Federal Capital and all provinces including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan which should work till 8thRabiulAwwal. These Cells should be made public through media so that the prospective problems of Azadaran can be resolved. Moreover, these Cells may be directed to coordinate with the Central Muharram Committee Azadari Cell of the TNFJ;

(3) The Administrations from top to bottom may be directed to fully cooperate with the Azadars, and organisers of all Majalis and mourning processions so that they may perform the Azadari rites amicably without any fear and threat and with honour and respect;

(4) The holy month of Muharram is commensurate with the precious sacrifice rendered by the Nawasa-e-Rasool (A.S.) and his near and dear ones but our national media limits itself to Hamd-o-Na’at. Therefore, it is necessary to highlight the sacrifices of the Shuhada-e-Karbala during the Ashra-e-Muharram in an effective manner and musical and comedy programmes and dramas may be suspended;

(5) Effective protective measures and arrangements for lights and cleanliness may be made on the sensitive places and during the Matmi processions and Majalis-e-Aza well in time. Power load-shedding may not be exercised during the process while Azadaran may also make security and light arrangements themselves;

(6) There should be no permission to anyone to take the law into his hands. Anti-Terrorist Act and National Action Plan should be implemented according to their essence so that the Operation Zarb-e-Azb meets success and the country becomes the hub of peace;

(7) Terrorist groups declared banned officially and their facilitators may be dealt with an iron hand and no relaxation may be given to them because they are openly active with new names at present;

(8) It is a matter of concern that at some places the law of Fourth Schedule is being used on innocent persons and this action is just fill in the blank. Therefore, the powers that be may review it and not deal everyone with the same stick and the innocent persons may be struck off the Fourth Schedule forthwith because such steps on one hand are damaging the credibility of the National Action Plan while providing indirect benefits to the real terrorists, on the other;

(9) Every Maktab and Maslak may be recognised from the core of heart and their rights may be taken care of on the basis of equality, no interference may be made in the beliefs of any other nor any such law be made that may encroach upon the rights of anyone;

(10) Ulema, Waizeen and Zakireen may give priority to IttehadBainulMuslimeen, survival, integrity and stability of the religion and the motherland over everything;

(11) All leaders may keep every type of political activities suspended during the Ashra-e-Muharram and give priority to Azadari Imam AaliMuqaam (A.S.) over everything;

(12) People may not lend their ears to rumours and if any untoward incident takes place then they may resolve it through the TNFJ Muharram Committee at local level first, otherwise the Control Room of the Central Muharram Committee TNFJAzadari Cell may be approached;

(13) The organisers of Majalis and processions may also make security arrangements on self-help basis and remain fully alert;

(14) All Azadaran may follow the Code of Azadari themselves and also make it binding on others;

(15) All Makatab preach their beliefs in a positive manner;

(16) Women may follow the seerat of Mukhaderat-e-Ismat and Taharat and Men may follow the seerat of Mashaheer-e-Islam; and

(17) Discipline and timings may be kept intact during all Majalis and Azadari processions and any activity that may be contrary to the essence of Azadari may be avoided.

Agha Moosavi said the only objective of Imam Hussain (A.S.) was to pull out the Ummah from the misguidance and astray and drive them towards guidance. He stayed so as to reform the Muslim Ummah and fulfill his duty of Amar BilMa’aroof and Nahi Anil Munkir and the Sovereignty of Allah become supreme. The blood of Hussain (A.S.) is the redness on the forehead of religion and Shahadat. The difficulties of imprisonment his KhanwadaAthaar (A.S.) went through is the source of humiliation for the enemies of religion and his choice for martyrdom is the source of honour for the world of humanity.

He said in Muharramul Haram, where we have to highlight the high objective of the Imam AaliMuqaam Hussain Ibne Ali (A.S.), we also have to tell the world through practical display of unity and brotherhood under the National Flag which also is the Parcham-e-Hussaini that the whole nation is the concrete wall against the internal and external enemies. We will thwart every conspiracy and the mischief of the colonial powers and arrogant powers by practically following the golden principles, unity and golden sayings of the Hazoor-e-Akram (SAAW), Ahle Bait Athaar (A.S.), and pious SahabaKubaar (R.A.) and by observing the Ayyam-e-Aza of the Imam AaliMuqaam (A.S.) with honour and dignity will prove that no power on earth can cause harm to the Shia-Sunni brotherhood and the motherland Pakistan, come what may.

The Quaid-i-Millat Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, at the conclusion of his Press conference prayed for the solidarity and development of the motherland, unity and brotherhood of the Islamic World, protection of the holy places and reiterated his resolve to follow the Asswa-e-Rasool (SAAW) and seerat of the Aal-e-Rasool (A.S.) and pious SahabaKubaar (R.A.). In addition to the media represenatives, the central office-bearers of the TehreekNafazFiqh-e-Jafariya, UlemaKaraam and representatives of the religious and Matmi organisations were also present.


 

 
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