Kashmir women group offers shelter to Assam, Burma Muslims
Women's separatist leader Syeda Asiya Andrabi on Friday led a protest in Srinagar against the 'persecution of Muslims in Myanmar (Burma) and Assam' offering them shelter in Kashmir.india Updated: Aug 17, 2012 19:01 IST
Women's separatist leader Syeda Asiya Andrabi on Friday led a protest in Srinagar against the 'persecution of Muslims in Myanmar (Burma) and Assam' offering them shelter in Kashmir.
Asiya Andrabi heading separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) staged a protest along with dozens of her supporters carrying placards and raising slogans against the alleged massacre of Muslims in Myanmar (Burma).
"The Muslim world is watching the massacre of innocent Muslims in Myanmar as mute spectators. The rulers of these countries have become stooges of the West," Andrabi told reporters.
"We appeal to the world conscience to rise in one voice against the killings of Muslims in Myanmar and Assam," she said.
Andrabi, known for advocating establishment of Islamic state, offered the Muslims of these places shelter. "Let them come to Kashmir, we will throw open our homes for them", she said.
Elsewhere in Srinagar, people took to streets after Friday prayers to show their support with Palestine on the International Quds Day - started by revolutionary Iranian scholar Ayotallah Khomeini in 1979 against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Chanting religious slogans, the group of Shia Muslims led by Islamic scholar Maulana Abid carried placards reading 'Death to America' and 'Stop killings in Burma, Palestine and Bahrain' from Abi Guzar near Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.
"Be it Pakistan, Bahrain or Burma or anywhere else, I appeal to all the Muslims that it is time to stay united. We condemn the killings," said Maulana Abid.
First Published: Aug 17, 2012 18:59 IST