Indians Call for Probe on Sheikh Nimr Execution and Nigerian Shias Massacre

Mon Feb 1, 2016 18:41:01

Thousands of people in India demonstrated to condemn the execution of a prominent Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Nimr al Nimr and also massacre of hundreds of Nigerian Shias.

Many people from different religions take parts in this demonstration.

Saudi Arabia announced the execution of Sheikh Nimr and 46 others on Saturday Jan 2, 2016, in defiance of international calls for the release of the Shia cleric and other jailed political activists in the kingdom.

Sheikh Nimr

Protesters also condemned ‘massacre’ of hundreds of Nigerian Shias and arrest of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

on 12 December 2015 and 3 days after it , Nigeria's military killed as 1,000 Shiite Muslims in just three days in what the country's top human rights protector is calling "a massacre" in the ancient Islamic town of Zaria. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) movement leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky has been reportedly severely wounded and arrested after the army raided his house and killed his son, assistants and hundreds of followers.

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

But today in India protesters gave an open letter to office of UN and calls for investigation about Sheikh Nimr execution and massacre of Shias in ancient city of Zaria as well as detention of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakaky.

Indian protesters calls Human Right council of UN to Expel Saudi regime from this council.

After Sheikh Nimr execution people of India by setting up several demonstration call for expelling Saudi regime envoy in Delhi and condemned this brutal execution.

Sheikh Nimr’s execution has drawn strong condemnations from governments and human rights groups all over the world.

An outspoken critic of Riyadh’s policies, Nimr had been shot and arrested by the Saudi police in the Qatif region of the kingdom’s Shia-dominated Eastern Province in 2012.

He was charged with instigating unrest and undermining the kingdom’s security. He had rejected all the charges as baseless.

In 2014, a Saudi court sentenced the clergyman to death, provoking widespread global condemnations. The sentence was upheld last March by the Saudi appeals court.

Meanwhile 2015 Zaria Shia massacre refers to the massacre by Nigerian military on the Shia Muslim community of Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria, including the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), which took place on Saturday, 12 December 2015.The deadly clash has led to the death of many unarmed civilians.

As many as 1,000 Shiite Muslims in just three days massacred in the ancient Islamic town of Zaria.

The Army claimed that it had responded to the Shia followers' attempt to assassinate the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. But this claim has been strongly rejected by the Islamic Movement and several human rights organizations who argue that the attack was pre-planned.

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