Protests continue across JK against anti-Islam film
Srinagar, Sep 17: Parts of Kashmir Valley continued to witness protests against the anti-Islam film on Monday.
Scores of activists of Kashmir Mass Movement led by it chairperson Fareeda Behanji protested against the blasphemous film at Lal Chowk here.
“We cannot tolerate the insult to Muslims. It has become a routine for America and its allies to hurt us. We will protest against the act in every corner of the world. We will not remain as mute spectator,” she said.
Hundreds of students under the banner of Students Union Islamic University also protested against the film.
“Such acts are deplorable. We will not tolerate insult to our religion. It is America that provokes us for violence. All this is done under a game plan to dub Muslims as terrorists,” Mir Inayat General Secretary IUST Union said.
Reports said hundreds of students Monday boycotted classes in Islamia College at Hawal and protested against the blasphemous act.
The youth chanted slogans: “Down with America, Down with Israel”.
In the north Kashmir’s Baramulla town, lawyers of district court took out a march and presented a memorandum at District Commissioner Office.
Protests in Kishtwar, Rajouri, Doda
Meanwhile, in Jammu, female students of Darul Uloom Gulshan-e-Madina Bantalab staged a protest demonstration denouncing the blasphemous film.
“Those involved in the act should be given exemplary punishment so that such dastardly acts are not repeated in future,” head of the institute, Syed Tasneem Hassan Bukhari, said.
Normal life came to a standstill in Kishtwar following a bandh call given by a Coordination Committee of Muslims in the area.
All educational institutions, shops and other business establishments remained closed while commercial traffic was also hit.
People assembled at Jamia Masjid and staged a protest demonstration denouncing anti-Muslim video. Raising anti-America and pro-Islam slogans, the protesters urged the state and central government to ensure that such derogatory material is not displayed on internet in any country.
A similar protest demonstration was held at the district headquarters in Doda
Earlier students of Government Degree College Doda boycotted their classes and took to streets. They were joined by the students of other educational institutions.
The protesters burnt the effigy of US President Barrack Obama as a mark of anger and protest.
The protestors sought stern punishment to those involved in screening of the blasphemous film.
Speaking on the occasion, senior Hurriyat leader Muhammad Shafi Rangrez condemned the film. He said that the anti-Islamic elements have started a campaign against Muslims by hurting their religious sentiments.
Imam Jamia Masjid Doda and Member Legislative Council Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy said those who are raising voice against Quran and Muslims are enemies of peace in the world and they must be given exemplary punishment.
The protests continued for the second consecutive day in Bhaderwah where students of Government Degree College and Government Higher Secondary School for Boys and Girls took out a protest demonstration against the film.
The students of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri also held a protest demonstration and boycotted their classes for the second consecutive day today.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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