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1000 Days Of Zaria Massacre: Free Zakzaky Protest Breaks Out In India

Shiites in India have joined their Nigerian counterparts – the Islamic Movement in Nigeria [IMN] – to seek the release of the Nigerian leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

Pictures posted on the official Twitter handle of Islamic Movement showed free Zakzaky protest in Chennai Tamil Nadu, India, marking the 1000 days of Zaria Massacre of 12th December, 2015 .

Recently, Shiites across the world earnestly cried for the freedom of Sheikh El-Zakzaky, terming his incarceration as “unjust detention”.

In a report published on the website, IMN wrote:

“The piece for this week is on the 1000 days of Sheikh el-Zakzaky’s illegal detention along with his wife and other disciples since the unfortunate Zaria pogrom where about 1000 innocent Nigerians were killed by those constitutionally mandated to protect them.

“The programme will be marked across the world irrespective of tribal, religious or geographical differences from Friday, 7th to Sunday, 9th September.

“Individuals and organizations from all walks of life will unanimously cry out in quest of justice with regard to the Sheikh, his wife and other oppressed fellows.

“The fundamental rights of speech and expression among others will be used to draw the attention of the Nigerian authority and its masters on the repercussion of the tyranny meted against the Islamic Movement especially in acclaimed democratic setting mandated to respond to the needs and yearnings of the citizenry.”

The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission [IHRC], an august umbrella of about 30 Islamic and other collaborating nongovernmental organizations, also joined calls for international protests to mark the unfortunate event.

Among other countries to commemorate are UK, USA, India, Iran, Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Switzerland Malaysia, Ghana, Sudan and Nigeria.

The report concluded by saying that “Allah has prohibited oppression and injustice, and everyone will account for his/her deed here and hereafter.

“No doubt, millions of the Sheikh’s followers and other justice seeking people across the world deserve to be listened immediately,” it added.

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