Srinagar: Protest demonstrations were reported for the second consecutive day from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday against a viral video in which a fanatic has made incendiary remarks against Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
A complete shutdown was observed in Gool Gulabgarh area of Ramban district while peaceful protests were organized in different places including Doda, Kishtwar, Gool Gulabgarh, Ramban, Reasi, Srinagar, Pulwama, Baramulla, Anantnag and other parts areas.
A large number of people staged protests in Rawalpora Srinagar, Pulwama, Uri, Sopore, Mattan Anantnag demanding stern punishment to extremists responsible for hurting the sentiments of Muslims.
“No Muslim would tolerate abuses against the Prophet ﷺ. The culprits should be detained under preventive law and should be handed a strict punishment. Their words have the potential to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir,” said a protester at Rawalpora to Kashmir News Trust.
Pertinently, Police has said that all the three accused, identified as Satpal, Rohit and Deepak, have been arrested.
“I appeal to the people to desist from circulating the video as it will harm communal amity. The police will never tolerate these persons who create tensions between communities. Police will act harshly against such people,” IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh has earlier said.
However, Firdous Tak, a former lawmaker from Jammu, yesterday said the FIR registered by the police against the accused is ‘legally flawed’. In a tweet, Tak said that the “case u/s 153A IPC can be registered only on a complaint by the Distt Magistrate. In absence of it the FIR is bound to get quashed.”
Reports said that local Muslims across the Jammu region organized scores of rallies in protest, while various Muslim religious and community groups in the region, including Anjuman Islamia Bhaderwah, Jamia Masjid Committee Tathri and Kishtwar Islami Markazi Majlis-e-Shura have asked people to register protests till culprits are not detained under Public Safety Act. KNT