Srinagar: Locals on Tuesday in south Kashmir’s Anantnag held a peaceful protest against the ‘blasphemous’ remark against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and raised slogans, demanding stern punishment to the accused.
Rally was taken out following noon prayers from Jamia Masjid Anantnag under the leadership of Qazi Yasir, of Ummat-e-Islami.
A protester while speaking to The Kashmir Walla said that the culprit should be hanged, ” The person should be punished, because he committed blasphemy and hurt sentiments of Muslims around the world,” said Sheezan.
The protest was in continuation of protests against the blasphemous comment by a Hindu priest in India.
Scores of people led by Mr Yasir, shouted pro Islamic slogans and protested in the Jamia Masjid compound.
Addressing the gathering there, the chairman of Ummat -E- Islami, Mr Yasir said that time and again it has been proven that India is loosing space for minorities. “Policies like the domicile laws, CAA, NRC laws, Cow vigilantism, and attacks on minorities show that the space for minorities has shrunk in India,” he said while addressing the crowds here.
The policemen tried to block the gates of the mosque, however people in larger numbers moved forward shouting slogans against the blasphemy, news portal The Kashmiriyat reported.
Police later raided the house of Qazi Ahmed Yasir who went into hiding.