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City: KhairPur

Date & Time: 6 June 1963 at 2:00:00 PM

No# Of Martyrs: 118

No# Of Injured Persons: 12


MESSACRE OF Theri (khairPur. Pakistan)

6th June on the sacred day of 'Yom-e-Aashura' during the regime of Ayub Khan, around 118 Momineen laid their lives for the sacred cause of the protection of Azadari.

TEHRI is located around 8 kilometer when we travel by road from district Khairpur to Sukkur.In 1963 the population of TEHRI was around 4 to 5 thousands, out of them 99 percent were belonged to the 'Wahabi Sect' while their was only one house of Shia named Mehdi Shah.There was also a very big Madrassa of Wahabies in the locality. On 6th of June, a Majlis (religious gathering to commemorate the tragedy of Karbala) was occurring in which around 15 to 20 Momineen were gathered.

A Jaloos(religious procession) was also scheduled after this gathering, but during the gathering some stalwarts attacked and severely injured the audience.

The news of this incident was reported by Nawab Sultan Hussain to the residents of Mohalla Luqman (a nearby thickly populated locality of Shias) around 2 p.m. where a religious procession had already been taken out.

Momineen became very sentimental by this news and kept their Alams (Sacred flags carried during the procession) and said 'Let first the procession of TEHRI should be taken out, we would have later'. In this situation the uncle of Allama Irfan Haider Abidi (marhoom), Sibtain Hussain, who was a renowned Zakir-e-Hussain (orator) came forward and said ' Today it's a war between Hussainiat and Yazidism'. Hearing this the mob marched towards TEHRI shouting slogans of 'Ya Ali'

The mob, which marched towards TEHRI, constituted of young children of 8 years as well as persons of 55 years. They had to cross Khairpur city to reach TEHRI .The procession of Aashura was also taken out in Khairpur .The residents of Luqman said to the people of Khairpur to accompany them, at this time some people said that enemy has planned every and they should also prepare to counter, however, ignoring the facts, around 4 to 5 thousand people of Luqman and Khairpur marched towards TEHRI, all of them unarmed except Naseem Haider Abbas (who was martyred) had got a revolver. When the mob reached TEHRI it was around 6 p.m. close to dusk.

On the other hand the residents of TEHRI were well armed and hidden on Several places to attack.

The house of Mehdi Shah was in the middle of TEHRI, the lanes were narrow, hardly 3 feet wide and due to firing and stone pelting only 150 to 200 people were able to reach his house, the rest awaited outside the city.

At the time of dusk someone said that the Army has arrived and hearing. This the people who went there without planning and leadership left for Khairpur.After the departure of these people, the Wahabies of TEHRI encircled the Imambargah (place of congregation) of Mehdi Shah and in a Brutal way, following the tradition of their ancestors, killed the Shias ruthlessly with the help of rifles, axes, knives and stone pelting. Further they put fire to the fire Shamiana(shade)which fell on the injured people.Even cattles were hurled on the dead and injured to inflict further pain.

It was now midnight when to assure that every one is dead, the Wahabies of TEHRI,took empty water buckets and shouted the slogan of 'Ya Hussain' walked in groups among the injured and deads asking if someone needs water,and on requst the person was slaughtered ruthlessly,even to be certain the dead were slaughtered later on.(It must be noted that most of the people who slaghtered Momineen were the Hafiz-e-Quran,students of Wahabi madrassa ).In this way ,the Momineen laid their lives but did not ask for helpto any one but died following the tradition of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.)

Now almost all of the Momineen in TEHRI were martyred, but the tyranny of Wahabies was not over, to hide their heinous crime they collected all the dead bodies and put them in an empty well and planned to burn them after putting kerosene oil. However, the police arrived and took the dead bodies into custody. Another reason for the failure in the burning of deads was that The Assistant Director Information of that time Mr.Ishtiaq Azher and the reporter of APP Mr. Ali Akbar Zaidi had already released the news of the death of more then 100 people to the local and international media. Later the dead bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital Khairpur from TEHRI and kept in hospital's compound. Among them there was a body of a Wahabi, which was stinking. The doctors kept his body separately. The relatives of took their bodies after identification to their houses without post-mortum. Next day the burial of Shohada was started, which took place on several places. However, on the advice of the leader of the congregational prayer of the Central Mosque of Mohalla Luqman, Molana Safdar Hussain, the Shohada of Luqman were buried at onplace which was named Kunj-e-Shahedan (the adobe of the martyrs).

It must be noted that when next day when the bodies were carried for burial Almost 22 to 23 hours has been passed, the weather was extremely hot and there was a failure of electricity at several places, but despite of all these facts The bodies of martyrs were fresh and even blood was running from several of them.

Around 5 p.m. all dead bodies which were 32 in number were gathered in the Central Imambargah of Luqman.Amoung the deads there were the bodies of two young brothers, whose father was standing nearby, and when someone condole himon the death of his to sons he replied with patience 'My sons were not better then the sons of Hazrat Zainab Salam-ul-lah alleha. There were two families in Luqmon, whose two sons were martyred in this tragedy. The bodies were taken to the graveyard around 6 p.m. from Central Imambargah.

It should be noted that the population of Mohallah Luqman was around 6 to 7 thousand at that time, among them around 90 percent were Shias and 10 percent were Sunnies who were mainly concentrated in Kawnpur colony. After the tragedy of TEHRI, when almost from every lane one or two person body was taken for burial, the people of Kawnpur colony became very frightened and due to the fear of retailiation, they started migrating from their houses. When the Shias of Luqman asked them about the reason, they expressed their aprehenssion, at that moment the Shia assured them of there Security and told them that we have grievances against the people of TEHRI Not you and they remained there.

The people of Luqman also saw, the character of the follower of Imam Hussain A.S., when the burial procession of 32 martyrs consisted of thousand of people crossed Kawnpur colony, not even a single stone was pelted neither any resident was disturbed. After observing this character, the leader of the congregational prayer of the Kawnpur colony mosque, Mr. Siddique, who used to recite Marsia (elegy about the tragedy of Karbala) Written by his father on loudspeaker all night, started attending the Majalis (religious gathering in the memory of the tragedy of Karbala) and also started reciting his own composed Marisa's and when he died people offered his Namaz-e-Janaza twice. Once by the Shias since he willed that he should be buried as Shia and second by the Sunnies since they considered him the leader of the congregational prayer.