Jerusalem Row: Trump effigies set ablaze in Indian occupied Kashmir

Kargil, Drass denounce US move

CNS reports from Indian occupied Kashmir

Srinagar: US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital triggered wide spread protests in Kashmir on Friday.

  Reports said that anti US protests were held in different parts of Kashmir Valley on Friday while authorities disallowed Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid here in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

    Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had called for protest rallies after Friday congregational prayers across Kashmir Valley against the Trump’s decision declaring disputed Juresalem as the capital of Israel.

    In a bid to curb protests, authorities here in Srinagar city imposed restrictions in some parts while separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi were placed under house detention. Senior Hurriyat hawk, Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house detention and this Friday as usual he was not allowed to offer Friday congregational prayers in any mosque.

     Reports said that life was disrupted in dozens of areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station Safakadal, MR Gunj and Nowhatta in old Srinagar city due to strict restrictions.

    In wake of protest call forwarded by Joint Resistance Leadership, scores of people affiliated with Resistance Movement held protest against US decision recognizing disputed Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

  The protest was held in Maisuma locality located in the heart of the Kashmir capital Srinagar.

The protesters were carrying placards and banners seeking revocation of US decision and intervention of International community.

    A massive protest was also reported from Hasanabad Rainawari area of Srinagar city. The angry protesters set ablaze the effigy of US president Donald Trump. Amid pro-freedom slogans, the protesters urged upon Islamic countries to snap relations with America whom they described as the big terrorist country.

    Witnesses said that huge protest was carried out from Central Imam Bara Budgam after the Friday congregational prayers. Anjuman Shari Shain president Aga Syed Hasan who was scheduled to lead the protest rally was placed under house arrest. The protesters waved black flags and shouted anti-US and anti-Israel slogans.

    Reports from Handwara town of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district said that a large number of people shortly after the culmination ofFriday congregational prayers hit to roads and set US and Israel flags on fire.

     The protesters chanted anti-Trum, anti-Israel and anti-US slogans. They described Trump as the worst enemy of Islam ever existing on the planet. The protest march culminated peacefully.

   Police used tear-smoke shells to disperse protesters in main chowk Pulwam who pelted stones on deployed forces. Intense clashes left many protesters wounded.

     Reports said that protesters raised anti-US and anti-India slogans during their protests march.

    Protests were also held in Kakapora, Sambora, Tahab and Rajpora areas of Pulwama district.  Protests were also held in Anantang.

    Massive protests were reported from Kargil and Drass areas of Ladakh region.

    Protest in Kargil was held under the banner of Imam Kohmani Memorial Trust (IKMT) and Islamia School Kargil (ISK).

   The speakers in their address urged upon UN to pass resolution and declare the US move as illegal and violation under International Law.

   A protest was also held in Drass where people blocked the road for hours together. (CNS)

US declaration about Jerusalem utter disregard to International law: DeM

Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat on Friday said that US’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the “capital of Israel” is an utter disregard to the International laws.

The party also said that like a dictator, the fascist, Donald Trump declared the US will shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem without consulting world bodies especially the United Nations Organisation. “It is a known fact that US is a puppet of Zionist Israel. Israel’s policies are not only implemented in Israel but are followed in the US and from the recent past, in India as well,” DeM general secretary, Nahida Nasreen, said in a statement to CNS.

Nasreen said that Kashmiri and the Palestinian struggles are quite similar in nature.” Both Kashmiris and the Palestinian Muslims are fighting occupational forces since 1947 and are the victims of similar kind of brutal forces, yahoud and hanoud ” she added.

She said that the whole Muslim world must get united at this crucial juncture and should unanimously and vehemently oppose this move by US so that other countries do not take any such steps. “All the Muslim countries under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should understand that apart from US and may be India (covertly for now), most of the world power including Britain, Russia and China are in opposition of this move, so it would be better for the Muslim world to stand united against this anti-Muslim declaration,” she said.

Nasreen said Turkey, which has attained a leadership role in the Muslim world, has called for a joint meeting on December 13. “Turkey will host an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Dec. 13 to discuss the U.S.’s planned recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In this meeting the 57-member OIC should adopt a line that this decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is denounced and rejected internationally,” she said.

The DeM general secretary said any silence by the Muslim world over the issue at this juncture will be an utter disregard to millions of sacrifices of the Palestinian people. “It is the duty of Muslim Ummah to help the oppressed Palestinian people but so far, nothing has been done and the poor Palestinians continue to face oppression and Israel barbarism,” she added.

Nasreen said that the Muslim world must stop being complacent about the issue. “Muslim countries especially Saudi Arabia should shun this complacency and should take a strong decision that Muslims won’t tolerate any such acts. US has to be isolated over this decision. It will be also interesting to see what comes out of the emergency meeting called by the UN Security Council which has said that such unilateral decisions can’t be taken in such matters,” she said. (CNS)

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