Iran seeks international investigation on Hajj tragedy

[TamilNet, Friday, 25 September 2015, 23:47 GMT]
On a lamentable tragedy of humanity in which around 700 Hajj pilgrims were killed in a stampede at Mina in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, “Riyadh's regional rival Iran said 131 of its nationals were among the victims, and on Friday stepped up its criticism of the kingdom, demanding that affected countries have a role in the Saudi investigation into the disaster,” reported AFP, a Western media agency on Friday. Iran was a strong supporter of Sri Lanka’s ‘sovereignty’, against any international scrutiny on the genocidal war against the nation of Eezham Tamils. In 2012, in a show of solidarity, Iran’s military officials visited Sinhala military occupied Jaffna, on the eve of a UNHRC session at Geneva.

Several Western countries have their Eezham Tamil ‘citizens’ who were either directly affected or have lost their beloved ones in the genocidal war allowed by the US bandwagon.

Whether they are not considered as real citizens by these countries in responding to calls for international justice, asked Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island.

Leading the main weekly prayers in Tehran on Friday, Iran’s Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani said, "Saudi Arabia is incapable of organising the pilgrimage," adding that "the running of the hajj must be handed over to Islamic states."

Saudi Arabian Health Minister Khaled al-Falih faulted worshippers themselves for the tragedy, saying that if "the pilgrims had followed instructions, this type of accident could have been avoided".


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