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Recent sectarian tensions in Gilgit prompted many weekend demonstrations by Shia community of Canada. These protests rallies were held in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, London, Victoria, Surrey, Richmond, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Hamilton.  In Toronto a big rally was held in front of the Pakistani consulate against the target killing of the Shia community members of Pakistan and terrorist activities that includes bomb blast on the holy places  & processions of the Shia community in Pakistan.

Near the Pakistani Consulate in Vancouver, outside the Art Gallery in downtown of Vancouver hundreds Shia Muslims took the streets over the weekend to protest these heinous crimes against Shia members. - Photos by Mohsin Abbas and Khurshid Kazmi/


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Hasni Apr 18, 2012 08:20pm
Iran has not done anything to other sect.s. Its only in Pakistan not in Saudi either
secular pakistan Apr 18, 2012 06:53pm
Muslims are a strange crowd.. When they are not killing the infidel, they are killing off anoyone that does not follow their version of religion. While we in the Sunni dominated countries like Pakistan and Suadi Arabia mistreat Shias and Ahmadis, the Iranians do the opposite to other Muslim sects amongst them. Has anyone considered tolerance and giving each other the liberty to choose who we want to follow or not?
Syed Apr 18, 2012 08:58pm
Iran is lead by highly scholared Imams whereas in Pakistan most of the mosques are lead by illiterate moulvis who only spread haterdness and nothing more. So its important to have literate and qualified imams if we really wants to see a change in Pakistan
For Peace Apr 19, 2012 12:28am
There is just a lot of ignorance, not just outside of islam but inside of it. People have forgotten their true teaching, the reasons for our existence up till now. We are indulging ourselves in peril by complicating the simplicity of our religion. May God of mercy on the entire humanity.
Hopeful Apr 19, 2012 06:55am
Hope they also had/will have few sign saying "Stop Killing Hindus and Chirstians", good so see that people in other part of world caring and being aware
zahid Apr 19, 2012 12:59pm
We salute all those shia brothers who protested out side of Pakistan against shia killing in Pakistan...
A.Bajwa Apr 19, 2012 06:11pm
These are backward tribes, left out in the march of civilization.
arif mehdi Apr 19, 2012 09:48pm
shame on pakistani media still nt mentioning the target killings of shia innocnts people in pakistan.
Syed Hasan Apr 20, 2012 04:40am
yes of course you are right.
DisgustedSelf Apr 20, 2012 06:02am
We are such a disgusting and confused people, no wonder the whole world shuns us.
Mustafa Apr 20, 2012 11:48am
Sunni Shias are brothers and working jointly for welfare of Pakistan and Ummah under the guidance rules of Quran and Nabi Pak Salallahoalaihiwa aalehi wasallam
Hasan Apr 20, 2012 10:38am
It is a shame for people claim to provde justice, taking action against a slap. It is hopeless to find justice where political sides are being taken by the institutions providing justice.
moderate Apr 20, 2012 04:23pm
brother we dont see the kind of genocide in iran as we encounter in behrain and pakistan. its totally a differet level. tolerance and dialogue should prevail. down with extremism
Ammar Yasir Apr 20, 2012 07:56pm
I fully appreciate Dawn news for initiating this kind of program.