Hundreds of Women in Pakistan chanting for Jihad
Hundreds of burka-clad women gathered at Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital Islamabad to demand for muslim seminary. The women chanted jihadi songs and also said that they would prepare their children and men for jihad.
The raid on the mosque last year by Pakistani army triggered a series of revenge suicide bombings and other attacks by militants across Pakistan, killing hundreds of people.
Hundreds of Islamist women have held a protest outside the Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, to demand the reconstruction of a seminary.
It was destroyed in July 2007 when Pakistani troops stormed the building to evict armed militants.
The protesters - some carrying babies - shouted slogans in support of jihad (holy war) and heard fiery speeches.
More than 100 people were killed in the fighting to evict militants who had taken sanctuary there, the army said.
"Our mujahideen [fighters] laid down their lives for the enforcement of the Islamic system in Pakistan. We are left behind to carry forward their mission," Umme Hassan, the daughter of former chief cleric Abdul Aziz, told the rally within the mosque's compound.
He was arrested during the siege last year as he tried to evade capture by slipping through a police cordon dressed as a woman.