//Hurriyat appeals to OIC to convene emergency meeting

Hurriyat appeals to OIC to convene emergency meeting

Hurriyat Conference today appealed to the Organisation of Islamic Countries to convene an emergency meeting to chalk out a strategy to foil "conspiracies" being hatched against Muslims as Kashmir-wide protests were held against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a Danish newspaper.

"We appeal to OIC to convene an urgent meeting of the member countries to chalk out a strategy to foil consparies being hatched by anti-muslim forces against muslims, their Prophet and holy Quaran," Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said here.

Mirwaiz addressed a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid and later led a protest rally from the mosque to Mirwaiz Manzil where a protest demonstration was held against the publication of the cartoons.

He said the protest world-wide over the publication of the cartoons of the Prophet was justified as muslims would not tolerate blasphemy towards prophet. The publication of cartoons has not only hurt the sentiments of muslims but provoked them. The need of the hour is to stand up unitedly and foil the nefarious designs of the anti-muslim forces, he added. Similar protests were held at all mosques throughout the valley. Official sources said. Traders federation also took out a protest demonstration in Mahrajgunj area of downtown city against the act. They burnt some plycards and posters with valentine messages on them before police chased them away. In a statement later, Dukhatar Chief called upon muslims all over the world to boycott the Danish and other European goods to protest against the publication of cartoons of the prophet. Reports reaching here said massive protest processions were taken out in Anantnag, Qazigund, Kulgam, Handwara, Shopian, Pulwama and Baramulla

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