LAHORE  - Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Punjab chapter on Sunday took out a protest rally from Mall Road to Lahore Press Club against rebels’ strikes on the shrine of Hazrat Zainab (RA), granddaughter of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Syria.

The protesters including a large number of women and children, having placards and banners inscribed with anti-terrorism slogans, participated in the protests rally. They were also shouting slogans against Syrian rebels and America.

Addressing the protesters MWM Central Deputy Secretary General Allama Hasan Zafar Naqvi said followers of Yazid were still alive and they were still fighting against the family of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He urged Pakistan Government to raise voice in United Nations against the heinous attack on the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (RA). “These terrorists don’t have any relation with Islam,” he added. He criticized the Saudi, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt governments for supporting rebels in Syria.

MWM Punjab Chapter Secretary General Allama Abdul Khaliq Asadi called upon the world institutions to take notice of the brutal attack on the holy shrine. He said Syrian rebels were the same one who earlier fought in Afghanistan with the support of America and now they were being used in Syria. “MWM will observe 10-day mourning against this sad incident,” he announced.

Former MPA Asma Mamdot said every Muslim woman should protest against this incident. Other speakers said that attack on the holy shrine was actually attack on Islam. On the occasion, leaders of Shia Uleman Council including Allama Hafiz Kazim Raza, Allama Afzal Haidri, Allama Mustafa Mehdvi, Syed Asad Abbas Naqvi, Syed Hasan Raza and others also participated.

Meanwhile, Sunni Ittehad Council announced observing protest day on July 26 against the attack on the holy shrine. In a meeting of 30 clerics of SIC, it was decided to write letters to Muslim rulers for protection of holy shrine. It was also decided to delivers sermons against the rebels who had no respect of holy places. They meeting condemning the incident said they these terrorists’ elements have no relations with Muslims.