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October 3, 2016
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Moosavi announces 17-point code of Azadari

Islamabad

October 3, 2016

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The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has announced a 17-point Code of Azadari for the month of Muharramul Haram at a press conferences here on Sunday, says a press release.

Answering a question from the journalists, he said Azadari is the most effective protest against the oppressors and all Sunni-Shia brethren will observe the grief of the Nawasa-e-Rasool (SAAW) jointly. He said no restrictions were accepted in Azadari before nor will be accepted in future.

He announced 17-point Code of Azadari including: The government may honour the May 21, 1985 Junejo-Moosavi Agreement in bringing out all Azadari processions; (2) Muharram Azadari Cells may be set up in the Ministry of Interior, Federal Capital and all provinces including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan which should work till 8th Rabiul Awwal. These Cells should be made public through media so that the problems of Azadaran can be resolved. Moreover, these Cells may be directed to coordinate with the Central Muharram Committee Azadari Cell of the TNFJ; (3) The Administrations from top to bottom may be directed to fully cooperate with the Azadars, and organisers of all Majalis and mourning processions so that they may perform the Azadari rites amicably without any fear and threat and with honour and respect; (4) The holy month of Muharram is commensurate with the precious sacrifice rendered by the Nawasa-e-Rasool (A.S.) and his near and dear ones but our national media limits itself to Hamd-o-Na’at. Therefore, it is necessary to highlight the sacrifices of the Shuhada-e-Karbala during the Ashra-e-Muharram in an effective manner and musical and comedy programmes and dramas may be suspended; (5) Effective protective measures and arrangements for lights and cleanliness may be made on the sensitive places and during the Matmi processions and Majalis-e-Aza well in time. Power loadshedding may not be exercised during the process while Azadaran may also make security and light arrangements themselves; (6) There should be no permission to anyone to take the law into his hands. Anti-Terrorist Act and National Action Plan should be implemented according to their essence so that the Operation Zarb-e-Azb meets success and the country becomes the hub of peace; (7) Terrorist groups declared banned officially and their facilitators may be dealt with an iron hand and no relaxation may be given to them because they are openly active with new names at present; (8) It is a matter of concern that at some places the law of Fourth Schedule is being used on innocent persons and this action is just fill in the blank. Therefore, the powers that be may review it and not deal everyone with the same stick and the innocent persons may be struck off the Fourth Schedule forthwith because such steps on one hand are damaging the credibility of the National Action Plan while providing indirect benefits to the real terrorists, on the other; (9) Every Maktab and Maslak may be recognised from the core of heart and their rights may be taken care of on the basis of equality, no interference may be made in the beliefs of any other nor any such law be made that may encroach upon the rights of anyone; (10) Ulema, Waizeen and Zakireen may give priority to Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen, survival, integrity and stability of the religion and the motherland over everything; (11) All leaders may keep every type of political activities suspended during the Ashra-e-Muharram and give priority to Azadari Imam Aali Muqaam (A.S.) over everything; (12) People may not lend their ears to rumours and if any untoward incident takes place then they may resolve it through the TNFJ Muharram Committee at local level first, otherwise the Control Room of the Central Muharram Committee TNFJ Azadari Cell may be approached; (13) The organisers of Majalis and processions may also make security arrangements on self-help basis and remain fully alert; (14) All Azadaran may follow the Code of Azadari themselves and also make it binding on others; (15) All Makatab preach their beliefs in a positive manner; (16) Women may follow the Seerat of Mukhaderat-e-Ismat and Taharat and Men may follow the Seerat of Mashaheer-e-Islam; and (17) Discipline and timings may be kept intact during all Majalis and Azadari processions and any activity that may be contrary to the essence of Azadari may be avoided.

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