Malik Ishaq, the known supporter and leader of SSP & LeJ as well as the murderer of hundred of Shiites and Sunnis, has asked for a report to be filed in Court against the Shiites saying of ‘Ali Wali ullah’ in the Adhan.
‘Ali Wali Ullah’ in Adhan is the Shiites’ witness that after the Prophet[s.a.w.], Imam Ali[a.s.] is the leader of the Ummah. This is the main difference between the Shiites and Sunnis and causes much argument between the sects.
According to our correspondant, on 30th May, Malik Ishaq asked the SHO of the Rahim Yar Khan City B Division Police Station to file a report and take action against the Haider trust in Rahim Yar Khan. The reason, he said, is because the Adhan is given from the Trust 3 times a day, everday, and ‘Ali Wali Ullah’ and the Witness that Ali[a.s.] is the rightful Khalifah after the Prophet[s.a.w.] is included in the Adhan. The request, however, was denied. The SHO also claimed that the request was outrageous and pointless and reports like these would never be filed.
His request having been denied at the police station, Malik Ishaq has now hired a lawyer [Khalid Mehmood] and written to the Court of Justice and asked for this case to be looked into. He also mentioned the fact that his request was previously denied at the Police Station. The Session Judge has agreed to look into the case regardless of the fact that this is not in his jurisdiction. The police SHO has been asked to show up in Court at the order of the Session Judge Sardar Akram Khan.
The Judge’s behaviour is very peculiar indeed because according to Pakistani law, every citizen has the right to practise and preach their religion. The act of the Judge in looking into the case which is nothing but the Shiites following their religion can be seen as defiance of the Law.
Believed to be the latest attempt of the extremist and self-claimed murderer of 100s, Malik Ishaq to cause discord amongst the Shiites and Sunnis in Pakistan, the case has none the less caught attention of Shiites all over the country. Many believe that Ishaq is trying to turn the Shiite Genocide into Sectarian Violence by causing Shiites and Sunnis to take sides and fight. This can be the only reason that he would highlight such a sensitive topic between the two biggest Sects in Pakistan.
Analysts claim that common Shiites, who already hate their government, courts and security agencies, will be turned against them even further. Shiites take their belief in Imam Ali[a.s.] very seriously and where a small protest against the SSP’s burning Alams and attacking Imambargahs may be enough, when talk starts against Imam Ali[a.s.], it may not be.