Kashmiri Muslims protest Rohingya persecution

Thousands take to streets in Jammu Kashmir despite curfew by state authorities 

Kashmiri Muslims protest Rohingya persecution

World Bulletin / News Desk

Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Friday marched in solidarity with the Rohingya community being persecuted in Myanmar.

The protests were held in Srinagar’s old city despite a curfew imposed by the Indian authorities.

Demonstrations were also held in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag, Pampore and Tral towns.

In Anantnag protesters clashed with police and paramilitary forces as they shouted slogans against the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar government.

At least six policemen sustained injuries during the clashes, while an angry mob torched a police vehicle.

270,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh in the last two weeks to escape persecution in Myanmar, the UN said on Friday.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

Last Mod: 08 Eylül 2017, 17:54
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