- Posted September 18, 2012 by
Srinagar jammu and kashmir, India
Protests rock indian occupied kashmir
WASIM ABDULLAH KASHMIR (INDIA)
Widespread Ant-American/Israel Protests Observed in the Valley over the Blasphemous Movie "Innocence of Muslims":
Kashmiri protestors raised anti-US slogans against the controversial film Innocence of Muslims after Friday prayers at several places in Srinagar in the afternoon.
Protests were held in whole valley of jammu and kashmir with heavy protests at Nowhatta, Maisuma, Hazratbal, Alamgiri Bazaar, Abi Guzar, Sarai Bala in summer capital Srinagar and anantnag, pulwama , kulgam, shopain in south kasshmir and some other places in North kashmir.
Protestors also torched the US and israeli flag at some places in the city.
The film depicts Prophet Mohammed(saw) in poor light and its trailer on YouTube has caused violent protests in Libya, Egypt and Yemen since Tuesday.
Reports from south Kashmir's Anantnag town said that dozens of people gathered in the town square after Friday prayers to protest the blasphemous film.
Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had been made at sensitive places by the authorities as separatists called for protests and rallies after Friday prayers.
Earlier, dozens of local lawyers boycotted the courts in the city and carried out a protest march in the Civil Lines area here.
The state government has asked the union telecommunication ministry to block the blasphemous video on YouTube, stating that its carriage is likely to create law and order problems in Jammu and Kashmir.
All senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Nayeem Khan were placed under house arrest by the authorities as a "preventive measure".