Brawl within Nurbakhshiyas: Dozens arrested in Ghanche Valley
August 4, 2014 Leave a comment
The fighting between two groups of Nurbakhshiyas erupted a day after Eidul Fitr between followers of the Sofia and Imamia groups of the Nurbakhshiya sect causing panic in the valley. The Nurbakhshiyas are a Sufic order.
A rally organized by the Sofia sect and was on its way to meet cleric Faqir Ibrahim a day after Eid, when it encountered followers of the Imamia group. First, both sides resorted to slogans which afterwards turned into some violent clashes. It is reported that at least 10 people have received injuries. According to the DC of the Ganche 47 people have been arrested from the both sides of the groups.