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Cartoon row: Centre urged to act tough

PRESSURE IS mounting on the Central Government to take a tough stand against the countries which had published the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad that caused a furore among the Muslims in the world.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 00:38 IST

PRESSURE IS mounting on the Central Government to take a tough stand against the countries which had published the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad that caused a furore among the Muslims in the world.

Some political parties and organisations have even demanded that the government should sever all diplomatic ties with these countries.

In a communiqué released here, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) activists called on the government to strengthen ties with Iran and demanded breaking all contacts with the countries that published the cartoons.

Lok Janshakti Party district committee members also sent a fax to party president Ram Vilas Paswan in this regard.

During a meeting held at its local office, party members said making a mockery of any religion and hurting the religious sentiments of people in the name of freedom of expression was an insult and abuse of democracy.

A number of office-bearers of the party, including its district president Shafiq-ur-Rehman were present at the meeting. Meanwhile, members of the Muslim Majlise Mushawarat, Uttar Pradesh, Zonal Ittihade Millat Conference have convened a public rally in this regard at Mansoor Park at 10 am on February 26.
In a communiqué released here, media in-charge of the Janta Dal (United) Sayyed Arshad Ali has also supported the protests being carried out against in the country and warned members of all political parties not to oppose the agitation in this connection.