Srinagar, Dec 8 —-Kashmir on Friday erupted in rage against the United States over recognition of Jerusalem, also called Al Quds or Haram-ul-Shareef, as capital of Israel, the only Jewish State in the world. Huge protest rallies were organized after Friday prayers in major parts of Kashmir while authorities disallowed congregational prayers at Jama Masjid Srinagar.
According to news agency GNS, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday had called people to protest American recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. In response to the call, Srinagar district administration clamped restrictions in areas falling under MR Gunj, Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta and Safa Kadal police station areas. The police and CRPF locked down all the doors of Jama Masjid in Nowhatta to prevent Friday prayers and subsequent protests.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people staged a massive protest at Hassanabad area of Rainawari after Friday prayers. The protesters were holding placards and banners inscribed with anti-US, anti-Donald Trump and anti-Israel slogans. The protesters also burned effigy of Donald Trump, the president of United States of America, to express their anger. The protest concluded peacefully. Similar massive protests were held in other parts of Srinagar including Maisuma, where JKLF activists took out a march, Barzulla, Pantha CHowk and Nawa Kadal. Reports of similar protests were also received from other parts of the Srinagar.
A huge protest rally was taken out by both Sunni and Shia community in Main Town of Budgam district of central Kashmir after Friday prayers against the America and Israel. Shouting slogans against the Zionists and US, many thousand protesters marched throughout the Town peacefully. Reports said that the protest was jointly attended by Shia and Sunni communities. The Magam Town of Budgam distric also witnessed anti-US and anti-Israel protest after Friday prayers.
In north Kashmir, massive protests against the tampering of Al Quds’ status by US broke out at Kralpora, Handwara, Lolab in Kupwara district. Hundreds of people at these places took to streets after Friday prayers and staged protests. The protests were also witnessed in Sopore Town of Baramulla district. In south Kashmir, protests broke out at Reshi Bazar in Anantnag district and Main Town of Pulwama district against the US and Israel. In Pulwama and Anantnag townships, protesters clashed with forces after protests. (GNS)