Islamabad - Tehreek-i-Nifaz-i-Fiqa-i-Jafaryia yesterday staged protest demonstrations across the country to condemn the terrorist attacks at the shrine of Syeda Hazarat Bibi Zainab (RA) and termed it a conspiracy of Yazeedi (infidel) forces.

Like other parts of the country, a number of protest rallies were brought out in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to condemn the attack which, the speakers termed, was an attempt to cause damage to the shrine of Syeda Hazarat Zainab (RA), who had played a heroic role in bringing the truth to the fore after the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in Karbala along with all the male members of his family.

Addressing the protesters, TNFJ Chief Aga Syed Hamid Moosvi said that the infidels are out to cause damage to the shrine of Syeda Hazarat Zainab (RA) but the guards had sacrificed their lives and not let the terrorists achieve their nefarious designs.

Terming it a conspiracy against Islam and Muslim Ummah Aga Syed Hamid Moosvi said that such terrorist acts would not lessen the respect for martyrs of Karbala in the hearts of Muslims and these acts were aimed at creating a wedge between the Ummah.

The TNFJ chief was also critical of the rulers for not coming up with open condemnation of the gravest crime of attacking the shrine of Syeda Hazarat Zainab (RA) and also showed his concern over the media for not giving proper coverage to the attack which had shocked millions of faithful across the globe.

At least 50 people were killed and 110 got injured in three bomb blasts near the revered shrine of Hazrat Bibi Zainab (RA) outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday last. The state news agency said the first blast was caused by a car bomb that detonated at a bus station near the shrine. It said two suicide bombers then detonated their explosive belts when people gathered at the scene. The eyewitnesses said the blasts caused massive damage, shattering windows and ripping a huge crater in the road. Smoke rose from the twisted carcasses of more than a dozen cars and a bus damaged in the blasts, as ambulances ferried away the wounded and firefighters worked to put out blazes started by the bombings.

The shrine south of the capital contains the grave of a granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and is particularly revered as a pilgrimage site by Muslims. It has continued to attract pilgrims from Syria and beyond, particularly from Iran, Lebanon, and Iraq, throughout the war, and has been targeted in previous bomb attacks.