The protests against the Israeli aggression against Palestine continued in Kashmir on Wednesday with pro-India political parties also taking to streets.Witnesses told GNS that dozens of Youth National Conference (YNC) workers led by Additional General Secretary Mustafa Kamal and Salman Ali Sagar took out a rally from NC headquarters Nawa-i-Subah complex and marched towards United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) Sonwar where they presented a memorandum to the Observer.“Hundreds of Youth National Conference activists led by NC Youth President Salman Ali Sagar marched with black flags and raised slogans in favor of Gaza and Palestine and against Israel's inhumane and barbaric war-crimes against innocent men, women and children in Gaza. NC Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal also participated in the protest rally to encourage the YNC activists and addressed the protesters and Youth National Conference activists at various places till the rally reached the UN Office at Sonawar,” an NC spokesman said in a statement.
The activists raised slogans like "Down with Israel", "Gaza Gaza, Save Gaza", "Down with Injustice", "Palestine Zindabad", "NC's voice - Save Gaza" at various places and stops during the rally.The NC condemned the killing of Gazans at the hands of Israeli forces and called on world powers to use their influence in halting attacks. They also torched an Israel flag.The activists of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) also held an anti-Israel protest in Press Enclave here in city centre and raised anti-Israel protests. The protesters also torched an Israel flag.The BJP leader, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, said that innocent people of Palestine are dying similarly, people of Iraq are dying. He said that humanity weeps on such heart rending issues. He said that what is happening in these places is condemnable and we should always stand for the protection of humanity.
Scores of students also held anti-Israel protest in Press Enclave and expressed solidarity with Palestine.In south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, dozens of lawyers took out a rally from Court Complex to DC office and held anti-Israel protests. The protesters raised pro-Islam and pro-Palestine slogans. The lawyers were holding placards on which pro-Palestine, pro-Gaza slogans were inscribed.The CPI (M) activists held anti-Israel protests in Shopian district. CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said blockade of Gaza Strip under the garb specifically prohibited goods is virtually aimed at the genocide of its local populace.“It is not the military strikes alone that are killing the innocent Palestinian civilians including defenseless women and children but Israel is prohibiting supply of essential commodities in Gaza which is actually aimed at genocide of Palestinian citizens,” he said. (GNS)