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Strike over Prophet image paralyses Kashmir

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | February 06, 2006 14:16 IST

A strike called by the Kashmir Bar Associationand supported by other organisations affectedlife throughout the valley on Monday.

The shutdown wascalled to protest the publication of an imagedepictingProphetMohammad insome European newspapers.

As angry youth burned car tyres and pelted stones in Srinagar, shops and other business establishments remained shut.

Non-availability of public transport also affected attendances in government offices and banks.

In its strike call, the Bar Association in Srinagar said, 'In the name of freedom of speech, some Europeans are hurting the sentiments of Muslims by carrying caricatures of the Holy Prophet. Such actions are not only highly condemnable, but satanic as well.'

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Sub: Cartoons are not fair

I agree with sentiments of muslims that such cartoons depict wrong image of Islam and will further create misunderstanding in the world towards islam. They ...

Posted by Naveen

Sub: Ridiculous!

Simply ridiculous and utterly non-sensicle. => Dan newpaper has the caricature, embassies of Austria and other EU contries stoned and burnt! => Dan newpaper publishes ...

Posted by abhay

Sub: Cartoons

The Muslims have reduced themselves to a laughing stock.They have once again prooved that they have nothing inside their head. Its real funny to see ...

Posted by Sanjay Chaudhury

Sub: Why this happened in Indian soil

Although everyone should condemend the the Danish newspaper in peacefull manner. What the heck , protests coming on road, having bandh in India? Why we ...

Posted by pollekande

Sub: Why should we burn

When it is some European newspapers that published the caricatures, why should people burn properties in India?

Posted by Rakesh



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