Scottish Parliament Motion; Standing with the Hazara Shia Muslim community

Our gratitude extends to Bill Kidd SNP – MSP who lodged the motion below standing with the Hazara Shia Muslim community, in The Scottish Parliament on Friday.

Motion ref. S5M-23836

Standing with the Hazara, a Minority Shia Community

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party (SNP).

Date lodged: Friday, January 8, 2021

That the Parliament notes with sympathy and sadness reports of the kidnapping and murder by the self-styled IS of 11 coal miners in the western Pakistani province of Balochistan; believes that these men were victims of sectarianism due to them belonging to the minority Shia community, the Hazara, who it understands have been oppressed by armed militants and extremists; further understands that the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has condemned the attack as a “cowardly and inhumane act of terrorism” and vowed to use all resources to apprehend the killers and bring them to justice; believes that sectarianism has no place in any society, and hopes that everyone will stand by the Hazara people in remembering those lost to this senseless killing.