On Wednesday, the Sindh home department sent out a notification saying that all religious gatherings and processions were prohibited in Sindh.
The notification also mentioned that restrictions placed on taraweeh prayers and other religious gatherings and rallies on April 23rd will also remain intact. This decision was made in consultation with religious scholars.
Inspite of this notification, the Majllis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) has announced that they’ll still be going ahead with their processions that have been planned for Youm-e-Ali, falling on 21st Ramadan.
They said they’ll be following the guidelines and pocedures set out by the government. “We will start the main procession from Numaish and it will culminate at Imambargah Hussainiya Iranian in Kharadar. We will organize the event come what may”, said a MWM Sindh spokesperson.
“The arrangements have been finalized in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. No other government has any objections to it. We fail to understand why the Sindh government is putting restrictions on the processions,” he added.