Amarnath strike: Protests rock Gujarat as people cry for ‘revenge’

In Valsad, garment shop owners resorted to a unique protest wherein they dressed mannequins put outside their shops with black clothes. They also hanged placards asking the government to do something concrete to eliminate the menace of terrorism.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published:July 11, 2017 10:26 pm
amarnath strike news, gujarat news, india news, indian express news Anantnag, Monday. (Source: PTI photo)

Gujarat on Tuesday erupted in anger over the death of seven Amarnath pilgrims, majority of whom hailed from the state, in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, with people taking to streets to condemn ‘Pakistan-sponsored terror’ and demanding reprisal. People in several cities and towns burned effigies of ‘terror’ demanding that the Narendra Modi-led Central government “avenge” the killings and punish Pakistan for propagating terror. Protests were held in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Valsad, Mandvi (in Kutch), Modasa, Surendranagar and Jamnagar, besides other towns. Seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 injured when terrorists attacked a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district last evening. While five of the deceased hailed from Gujarat, two were from neighbouring Maharashtra. Effigies of ‘terror’ were set on fire in Gandhidham and Mandvi towns in Kutch district and Surat.

In Valsad, from where the ill-fated bus was headed to Amarnath carrying over 50 pilgrims, a black-coloured ‘effigy of terror’ was hanged by protesters at Azad Chaowk.

Various organisations and trade bodies have given a call for Valsad bandh on Wednesday.

In Ahmedabad, the local unit of Shiv Sena set afire Pakistan’s flag near RTO Circle and demanded stern action against terrorists.

In an act of solidarity, a large number of Muslims from Jamalpur and Lal Darwaja areas of the city turned up to pay homage to the deceased and called for decisive action against Pakistan and terrorists in the Valley.

In Valsad, garment shop owners resorted to a unique protest wherein they dressed mannequins put outside their shops with black clothes. They also hanged placards on these mannequins, asking the government to do something concrete to eliminate the menace of terror.

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    Chris
    Jul 13, 2017 at 4:14 am
    Send Bajrang Dal and VHP to fight Terrorists on Kashmir Border with Pakistan. They should go if they are real Patriot of the country.
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    sahil
    Jul 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    now the bjp's shaky position in upcoming Gujarat elections is restored again
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    ThinkSwitch
    Jul 12, 2017 at 12:44 am
    PL BE SPECIFIC. UR REPLY IS TOTALLY EVASIVE. ENTIRE WORLD IS ASKING THIS: 1- UR RELIZION PPL EXECUTED ASSASINATIONS TERRORIST ATTACKS, KILLED MILLIONS OF INNOCENT, CIVILIANS, WOMEN, CHILDREN, IN NEARLY ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE COUNTRIES ON THIS PLANET. 2- Y? BCOZ OF AN OLD DESERT THINKING AND OLD DESERT BASED BOOK. BOOK WAS MEANT, ONLY FOR DESERT AREA OF MIDEAST, ONLY FOR WARRING ILLITERATE TRIBES IN MIDEAST DESERTS, ONLY FOR THAT 1,000 YRS BACK OLD TIME. 3. NO NEED FOR SUCH THOUGHTS AND BOOK IN TODAYS PROGRESSING NATIONS AND TOMORROWS FUTURISTIC SOCIETIES. 4. JUST SET ASIDE THAT OLD RUSTING BOOK PERMANENTLY. 5. SWITCH OVER TO A NEWER MODERN RELEVANT BOOK.
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