Sufi poet Mast Twakali’s shrine set on fire in Kohlu


Shrine of Mast Tawakali

BALOCHISTAN: The shrine of a popular Sufi poet of Balochistan, Mast Twakali, has been set on fire.

The shrine, located in Mawand area of Kohlu district, is visited by thousands of devotees each day and there are a good number of followers of the poet across the subcontinent.

Sources in the Levies Force said that some people entered the shrine in the early hours of Saturday and set it on fire.

Soon people of the area gathered at the shrine and tried to extinguish the flames. They brought the fire under control after hectic efforts.

A big portion of the shrine was badly damaged by the fire, an official of Kohlu’s district administration told Dawn.

Kohlu’s Deputy Commissioner Ejaz Haider issued directives for the arrest of people involved in the incident.

He said that after the incident Levies personnel launched a search operation in Tomboo tehsil of Kohlu district and took five suspects into custody.

He said elements involved in the incident would be brought to justice.

People in political and literary circles have strongly condemned the incident and termed it an attempt to create hatred among different segments of the society.

They called for action against people involved in the crime.

Towaq Ali Mast — popularly known as Mast Twakali — was born in 1828 in the home of Lal Khan Sheerani Marri.

It’s said that at the age of 28 Mast Twakali fell in love with a lady called Samoo. He left everything for his love and started poetry. He died at the age of 74, some 27 years after Samoo’s death.

He described in his poetry his love for Samoo. Through his poetry, Mast Twakali  spread the message of love for the humanity and the motherland.

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  1. These despots and killers have desecrated a shrine of a Sufi Poet, Mast Tawakali, in Kohlu, Balochistan today, tomorrow they are going to denigrate and destroy, profane and defile, violate and pollute the shrines of Sufi Qalandar Shahbaz, Sufi Shah Bhittai and Sufi Sachal Sarmast in Sindh!

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  2. This is the most hideous and savage sin and crime perpetrated by these enemies of Sufism, which is a Way and a doctrine of Peace, Love, Tranquility, Humanity, Tolerance, Understanding and Acceptance!

    This illegitimate, illegal, ill-conceived and ill-gotten terrorist, rogue and failed state known as ‘Pakistan’ is a harbinger of such venomous villainy and vitriolic felony!

    This is the beginning of barbaric and brute Talibanisation of Sindh and Balochistan! These despots and killers have desecrated a shrine of a Sufi Poet, Mast Tawakali, in Kohlu, Balochistan today, tomorrow they are going to denigrate and destroy, profane and defile, violate and pollute the shrines of Sufi Qalandar Shahbaz, Sufi Shah Bhittai and Sufi Sachal Sarmast in Sindh!

    The perpetrators of such sinister and sinful acts, wicked and evil deeds and immoral and ungodly sins and crimes MUST be brought to Justice! And, the only Justice for such sins and crimes is DEATH!

    In sadness, shock and mourning, I am a Son of Sindh,

    Dr. Ahmed Makhdoom,
    Singapore.

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