Pakistani Shia clerics have held a rally to denounce Saudi Arabia’s support for the ISIL terrorist group which is currently operating in the Middle East.
The Thursday rally was held in the southern port city of Karachi, where hundreds of Shia clerics carried banners and chanted slogans against Riyadh regime’s pro-Takfiri policies.
The demonstrators blamed the Saudi regime for sponsoring terrorism by funding and equipping the ISIL terrorists and other militant groups.
A senior cleric attending the rally called on the Saudi regime to halt its support for the ISIL and reconsider its wrong policies.
Naeem- ul-Hassan al Hussaini told the Press TV correspondent that the ISIL Takfiri terrorists will eventually turn against authorities in Riyadh.
The clerics strongly condemned the recent massacre of their fellow Shia Muslims in two separate bombs attacks at mosques in Qatif and Dammam regions of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. The deadly attacks claimed the lives of 26 worshipers and left many more injured.
They also called on the House of Saud to overturn the death sentence slapped on prominent Saudi Shia cleric, Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr.
The angry protesters further slammed the Riyadh regime’s invasion of Yemen and expressed their anger at the relentless Saudi strikes against the impoverished country. The Saudi military campaign has claimed the lives of about 2,000 people and injured 7,300 others in Yemen over more than past two months.
Earlier, the clerics attended a gathering which marked the 26th anniversary of the demise of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
They pledged allegiance to the ideals of late Imam Khomeini and vowed to promote his principle of solidarity with the oppressed across the globe.
Pakistan’s Jaffaria Alliance chief Abbas Komaili speaks to Press TV in southern port city of Karachi on June 4, 2015.
Pakistan’s Jaffaria Alliance chief Abbas Komaili said it was necessary to promote Imam Khomeini's message by uniting the oppressed people on one platform regardless of their creeds, caste and sectarian affiliation.
"This call was given by Imam Khomeini and this is how the oppressed people have united at one platform," Komaili said.
Imam Khomeini led Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which culminated in the overthrow of the US-backed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s monarchy.
Imam Khomeini passed away on June 4, 1989 at the age of 87.