Bahrain: Aal-e Khalifa forces destroy signs marking martyrdom anniversary of Prophet's daughter
Security forces of Aal-e Khailfa in Bahrain have destroyed signs marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA), the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).
Local media said Saturday security forces removed black flags and banners put up in public places to commemorate the occasion overnight.
Hazrat Fatima is an enormously revered figure, especially for Shia Muslims who view her as the foremost role model for women.
Her martyrdom anniversary is marked every year in several countries, most importantly in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Lebanon and Pakistan.
Religious events held by Bahrain's majority Shia Muslims are a regular target of regime forces in the tiny archipelago in the Persian Gulf.
Several Shia mosques and religious gathering places have been razed to the ground since 2011 when a popular uprising broke out in the country.