KARACHI – Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) on Wednesday demanded the government to adopt foolproof security measures during Muharram and launch an operation against the criminal elements.Addressing a press conference at Imambargah Syed-ul-Shuhda General Secretary of MWM Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari, said that the government and its officials should not talk of limiting the mourning processions of Muharram. Instead, they should take adequate steps to protect the processions and the mourners during Muharram.Athar Imran, central president of Imamia Students Organisation, Allama Hassan Zafar Naqvi, spokesman for the MWM, and others were also present at the press conference. Allama Nasir Abbas Jafri said that the government had given statements in which they urged the Shiites to limit the Azadari congregations.“These are irresponsible statements. We challenge its legality because the Constitution of Pakistan allows Shias to exercise their fundamental religious, cultural and political rights and Azadari of Imam Hussain (RA) is a fundamental legal right of Shia citizens,” he said.He said that the advice to limit the Azadari was tantamount to encourage and invite the terrorists to perpetrate terrorism against Shiites, let alone it was a violation of the Constitution of Pakistan. “Government should adopt foolproof security measures and launch an operation against the enemies of Azadari,” he demanded.He recalled that government and opposition politicians vow to follow Imam Hussain (RA) and Hussainism during their statements on Ashura (Muharram 10) every year. He announced that Shias would observe Muharram and Azadari.“Government and opposition should prove they are followers of Imam Hussain (RA) and not of Umayyad dynastic despotic ruler Yazid. They are duty-bound to join Azadari and support Azadari,” he asserted.The MWM chief lashed out police and rangers for crackdown on innocent Shia youths. He condemned extrajudicial killings of Shia youths by Pakistan Rangers. He demanded such officials be punished for extra judicial killings and government and judiciary should take action against them.“Outlawed terrorist groups are freely continuing their activities across the country. Government must take action against those fanning religious hatred otherwise government will be deemed equally responsible for terrorism,” he said.Allama Nasir Abbas Jafferi said that takfiri terrorists declare fellow Muslims as non-Muslims and inculcate hatred among Muslims against Muslims. He said that since Shia Muslims resist imperial powers and Zionism therefore the US and Israel got Shiites killed by takfiri terrorists.“There is no Sunni-Shia tension in Pakistan. A handful of takfiri elements were trying to impose their illiterate government by terrorism and genocide of Shia Muslims,” he maintained.He said that Shia Muslims observed stiff protest against the profane and blasphemous anti-Islam US-made movie, so the US wants to divert Muslims attention from the film by creating division among Muslims.