Thousands of people in Zahedan, western Balochistan, took to the streets on Friday last week to protest against the Iranian regime.
Addressing the protestors, Abdul Hameed criticized the security situation in Zahedan, saying that the entry points in the city have been closed and the number of checkpoints is being increased to 15.
Referring to the tight security in the city, he said that such an environment impedes development and said that wherever there is an atmosphere of restrictive security, you cannot invest.
Maulvi Abdul Hameed said that the laws around the world are constantly changing because the circumstances keep changing, but sadly our constitution remains unchanged.
“Those who say that we spread religion and Islam should know that if they do not consider today’s situation, they will not succeed,” he added.
He also requested that people should consider the needs of the time and take steps.
Abdul Hamid Ismailzai once again condemned the violence, executions and arrests of protesters, saying that today is the evening of development and the youth expect and governments should consider the situation on that day.
He said that we advise the regime to have pity on the youth so that they do not get frustrated. The youth are full of desire for life and are protesting for their future. They should be placated and their wishes fulfilled. The youth should not be put in jail. They should not be tortured and hanged, he said.
He added that the strength of any system and government is the freedom of speech and expression, and the best security is the enforcement of justice and equality among all the people. These are the demands of the Iranian nation that everyone should be free in their religion and beliefs and not harass others and be able to worship freely in their way.
“My advice is to release the imprisoned students and if a student is suspended, then lift the suspension and let him continue his studies,” said the Imam of Ahl-ul-Sunnah Zahedan.
He re-stressed the need for equality of the rights of men and women, saying that governments must provide and pay for education for women as well as men. It is not appropriate for any government and system to stop women’s education, he said.
Maulvi Abdul Hameed also criticized the forced marriage of girls, cruelty to children, kidnapping and sale and cruelty to children and said that we live in an era of increased interconnectedness and communication. Today, the news is transmitted in moments, and the world has become less like a village and more like a home.
The Imam of Ahl-ul-Sunnah Zahedan mentioned the death of Shahid Hormuzi, the protestor wounded in the “bloody Friday” of Zahedan and said there are people who died of their wounds in Zahedan. I hope the martyrs who were killed unjustly will get high status in the afterlife, and the culprits will be punished.
Mansour Hermozi was a 24-year-old protester who was shot by government forces a day after “bloody Friday” in Zahedan. He was hospitalized for four months because of the severity of his injuries, but he could not live.
The security forces also placed Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Gorgij under house arrest in Galikash and did not allow him to leave the house.
Supporters of Muhammad Hossein Gargij gathered in the city of Galikesh. On the other hand, the Islamic Republic has threatened and arrested dozens of citizens of Sistan and Balochistan in the past weeks to end the protests on Friday and establish an atmosphere of security in Zahedan.
Abdul Hamid Ismailzai, in his Friday sermons, repeatedly blamed Ali Khamenei for killing people on the bloody Friday of Zahedan and demanded that the perpetrators of the crime be dealt with, and the constitution amended.