Muslims in Srinagar stage anti-Israel protests

January 3rd, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Jan 3 (ANI): Muslims in Srinagar on Saturday demonstrated against Israel’’s air raids over Gaza.
Hundreds of people, including women and children, gathered in the heart of Srinagar and were led by separatist leader Javed Mir, an executive member of Hurriyat Conference, in a protest march.
The protest was against Israel’’s continuing aggression against Palestine.
Several people joined the protest as it marched towards Lal Chowk. The protesters were raising anti-US and Israeli slogans and expressed their solidarity with the people of Gaza.
They dispersed peacefully after burning the effigy of the Israel Prime Minister.
The protesters also blamed the US for its continuing support to Israel.
Condemning this brutality against innocent children and women, Javed Mir said that the world body should come forward and act against this Israeli aggression.
“This procession is against the way terrorists are bombing and brutally treating the innocents, children and elderly of Palestine. We strongly condemn it. Apart from this, we want to tell the big international powers that do not incite the Muslims,” said Javed Mir.
The demonstrators said that the world community should take a pro-active role in stopping the Israeli offensive since the United Nations and other super powers have failed to deter Tel Aviv from executing such offensive against Palestine. (ANI)

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