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Pakistan: Quetta carnage: Aerial firings during burial at Hazara Town graveyard


QUETTA, (The News): As the coffins were taken to the Hazara Town graveyard for burial of the victims of carnage, the women protesters occupied the graves demanding that they be buried first before the burial of their beloved ones.

The heart-rending scene enraged some among the protesters resorted to aerial firing that led to cross firing by the police creating panic and commotion that halted the burial process, Geo News reported.

Earlier, a report said that the Shia Ulemas succeeded in pacifying the heirs of the victims, especially the hundreds of women who felt betrayed by the sudden announcement of ending the sit-in and burial on Wednesday at 9.00 A.M, while the coffins though belatedly were carried to the graveyard.

Despite the call to end all sit-in's by the Majlis Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen last night, the bereived families of the Hazara Town carnage had refused to bury their dead until their demands were accepted

The Majlis Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen Tuesday night had announced ending the sit-in and that the funerals of the departed will take place Wednesday morning at 9.00 A.M. However the bereaved famlies rejecting the announcement refused to move the bodies until the army is called in the city for a targeted operation against the killers.

Hundreds of enraged women voicing ‘Lab Baik Ya Hussain’ marched towards Imambargah Musa Ibn-e-Jafar locked the gate and laid siege around the Imambargah so that the burial rituals could not be performed.

Quetta carnage victims’ successors reiterated that they would not end their protests and sit-ins until the deployment of the army in the city for a targeted operation against the terrorists.

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