Cabinet denounces anti-Islam film
‘It Is An Attempt To Hurt People’s Sentiment’
Srinagar, Sep 19: Day after Kashmir valley witnessed violent protests against anti-Islam film made in US, the State Cabinet here today while condemned the blasphemous act termed the production of the outrageous movie an attempt aimed at hurting people’s sentiments and disturbing peace.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who chaired the meeting said Government has done everything possible to condemn it and has taken up the matter with the Government of India to “ensure perpetrators of such acts are brought to justice”.
Situation in Kashmir Valley has been restive after it came to fore that clippings of the film, “The Innocence of Muslims” were available on the internet.
“We share the feelings and grief of the people and condemn the act vehemently”, Omar was quoted by an official spokesman.
The Chief Minister appealed people to maintain calm and not to get provoked as people behind such anti-social and anti-human acts want to disturb peace.
Before the Valley-wide protests on Tuesday various religious groups, students and workers of different pro-freedom parties demonstrated against the blasphemous production during last week.
People expressed their anger against the US and its ally Israel by chanting slogans against these countries and burning their flags.
“People should see through the designs of such elements and remain calm while expressing their anger”, the cabinet maintained.
Fearing law and order problem, the state government had requested the Government of India to order for blocking of the anti-Islam video on social networking sites.
A senior cabinet minister said the matter was taken up with the Government of India soon after the clippings were reportedly found on the internet. “On our request the film was blocked,” said the minister.
The film sparked worldwide protests in Muslims countries, triggering many deaths including that of US ambassador to Libya J Christopher Stevens, during an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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