Sunni volunteers protect Pakistan Shia mourners during Muharram
In a sign of sectarian harmony, Sunni Muslims in some parts of Pakistan have volunteered to escort mourning processions in the country during Muharram.
“This is what we should do and we will do,” says Shah Raees, a resident of Pakistan’s Gilgit area.
“We will be there to guard our brethren so that they can perform their rituals peacefully,” Raees added. He was speaking at a Muharram security meeting which was also attended by Shia elders and police officials.