News ID: 365126
Publish Date: 15 September 2012 - 06:44
Navideshahed: The anti-US sentiment made its way into India on Friday as Muslims by the thousands took part in demonstrations in the northern and southern corners of the country.

Protests against the controversial anti-Islam film made in the US rocked several parts of Kashmir. They were held after Friday prayers outside many mosques and shrines in the Valley against the blasphemous video, uploaded on YouTube recently.

Shouting slogans against the filmmaker, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Maisuma, Budshah Chowk, Court Road, Lal Chowk and Jamia Masjid areas, the police said. Meanwhile, both the separatist and mainstream parties rejected Kashmir's grand cleric Mufti Muhammad Bashirud-din's threat to Americans warning them to leave the state immediately. They termed the warning as unwarranted and dangerous.

"We have nothing to do with the statement and we disassociate ourselves from it. Our fight is not against any nation or religion. We only say those who have made sacrilegious film about Islam should be punished. We are not for punishing people of any country. We are fighting for freedom of Kashmir and the grand Mufti is out to defame the movement by issuing such statements," said Ayaz Akbar, the spokesman of the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani.

However, Mufti Bashir-uddin refused to budge from his stand. "We see the film as conspiracy against Muslims. It is a serious provocative act. It will have dangerous consequences. We have advised all Americans to leave Kashmir. It is for their safety. We cannot guarantee their safety in view of the changing situation in Kashmir," the Mufti told Mail Today.

The US consulate in Chennai too came under attack from an Islamic mob, infuriated over the controversial film. Friday evening's vandalism took place despite the warning that US installations around the globe are possible targets of Islamic fury. The fortified consulate, on the arterial Anna Salai, is a stone's throw away from chief minister Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence.

The bulletproof glass ceiling of the cabin at the entrance of the visa section, CCTV cameras and sun shades were damaged while some of the protesters even scaled the iron grills above the compound wall and damaged a few lights. The security cabin at the main entrance was destroyed and the gates on both the sides bore the brunt of the mob fury.

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Source: India Today

Protests against the controversial anti-Islam film made in the US rocked several parts of Kashmir. They were held after Friday prayers outside many mosques and shrines in the Valley against the blasphemous video, uploaded on YouTube recently. Shouting slogans against the filmmaker, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Maisuma, Budshah Chowk, Court Road, Lal Chowk and Jamia Masjid areas, the police said. Meanwhile, both the separatist and mainstream parties rejected Kashmir's grand cleric Mufti Muhammad Bashirud-din's threat to Americans warning them to leave the state immediately. They termed the warning as unwarranted and dangerous. "We have nothing to do with the statement and we disassociate ourselves from it. Our fight is not against any nation or religion. We only say those who have made sacrilegious film about Islam should be punished. We are not for punishing people of any country. We are fighting for freedom of Kashmir and the grand Mufti is out to defame the movement by issuing such statements," said Ayaz Akbar, the spokesman of the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani. However, Mufti Bashir-uddin refused to budge from his stand. "We see the film as conspiracy against Muslims. It is a serious provocative act. It will have dangerous consequences. We have advised all Americans to leave Kashmir. It is for their safety. We cannot guarantee their safety in view of the changing situation in Kashmir," the Mufti told Mail Today. The US consulate in Chennai too came under attack from an Islamic mob, infuriated over the controversial film. Friday evening's vandalism took place despite the warning that US installations around the globe are possible targets of Islamic fury. The fortified consulate, on the arterial Anna Salai, is a stone's throw away from chief minister Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence. The bulletproof glass ceiling of the cabin at the entrance of the visa section, CCTV cameras and sun shades were damaged while some of the protesters even scaled the iron grills above the compound wall and damaged a few lights. The security cabin at the main entrance was destroyed and the gates on both the sides bore the brunt of the mob fury. The End Source: India Today
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