Pulwama: Hundreds of people Friday held a protest demonstration in Pulwama town of south Kashmir against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
After the culmination of Friday congregation prayers at local mosques in the town, hundreds of people including local Muslim clerks assembled at Rajpora Chowk and held anti-Myanmar demonstrations seeking justice for Muslims who are facing persecution by Myanmar military.
People from all walks of life while condemning the killing of innocent civilians, children and women by Myanmar military joined the protests. The protesters shouted slogans in favour of Rohingya Muslims.
Some of protesters were also holding placards and banners in support of Kamran Yousuf, a local photojournalist who was arrested by NIA on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, protests were also held across Jammu and Kashmir against the killings and persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
In Kashmir, protests were held in Srinagar, Sopore, Tral, Pampore and Anantnag areas in which world silence over the Rohingya issue was condemened and slogans raised against the Myanmar government for the “genocide” of Muslims in the Rakhine state.
In Anantnag, protesters clashes with police and paramilitary forces during protests against the Myanmar government. Angry protesters torched a police vehicle while six policemen sustained injuries during the clashes in Lal Chowk area.
Hundreds of protesters took part in similar protests after Friday prayers in Banihal, Khari, Gool and Batote area of Ramban district. Traders Federation Banihal had called for the protests.
In Jammu town, Muslim youth took to streets to express their anger at the killings. Similar protests were held in Bhadarwah, Doda and Kishtwar districts after Friday prayers.
Protesters also demanded immediate intervention of Muslim countries to stop the killings.