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City set to witness huge toon protest

THE STAGE is set for probably one of the biggest demonstrations ever to be staged in the city by the minority community. Given the sensitivity of the issue, prominent clerics including Maulana Kalbe Jawad, Maulana Jehangir Kasmi besides several others urged the people not to get carried away and register their protest peacefully on the cartoon controversy.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2006 01:12 IST

THE STAGE is set for probably one of the biggest demonstrations ever to be staged in the city by the minority community. Given the sensitivity of the issue, prominent clerics including Maulana Kalbe Jawad, Maulana Jehangir Kasmi besides several others urged the people not to get carried away and register their protest peacefully on the cartoon controversy.

Significantly, the Muslim clergy has expressed its solidarity with Hindus over the depiction of Goddess Durga holding liquor bottles and urged them to join hands to bring to book those responsible for the blasphemous acts.

To prevent any untoward incident, the district administration has imposed traffic restrictions and deployed eight companies of PAC, 500 constables, 10 Circle Officers and 30 sub-inspectors to maintain law and order. Restriction on the movement of traffic in and around Tile Wali Masjid and Bada Imambara, according to SP, Traffic, Omkar Singh, would come into effect from 9 am and remain till the protest is over.

To mobilise support the Muslim outfits behind the proposed stir sent out scores of SMSs today urging people to participate in Sunday’s demonstration.

“Participate in the protest against the US/Denmark and send this SMS to all your relatives and friends to receive blessings of Allah,” reads one of the several such SMSs that were sent throughout the day.

The All India Waqf Welfare Council held a meeting in Gomtinagar and justified the Rs 51 crore prize money by a UP minister to anyone who kills the Danish cartoonist responsible for sparking off a global protest and subsequent unrest.

In a statement, Siraj Ansari, council president, said, India should sever all diplomatic relations with Denmark.

First Published: Feb 19, 2006 01:12 IST