Protests in Srinagar, Lucknow over Saudi execution

Protests against execution also erupted in other parts of the valley, like central Kashmir’s Budgam district which has a sizeable Shia population.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar/ Lucknow | Published:January 4, 2016 2:52 am
saudi, saudi executions, al nimr, al nimr execution, saudi arabia, saudi exceution protest, kashmir saudi execution protest, lucknow saudi execution protest, india saudi execution protest, kashmir news, lucknow news, india news, saudi news, world news Hundreds of Shiite Muslims in Kashmiri rallied in the Shia-dominated areas protesting against Saudi Arabia, after they announced on Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including al-Qaida detainees and a prominent Shiite cleric who rallied protests against the government. (Source: AP)

Large groups of Shia protesters on Sunday took to the streets in Srinagar and Lucknow against the execution of top Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia.

Hundreds took out a procession at Saidakadal in Srinagar, protesting against the Saudi Arabian government for carrying out the execution. Holding black flags and pictures of the cleric, the protesters tried to march towards city centre.

Clashes broke out when police tried to stop them, which continued for several hours.

Nimr al-Nimr was among 47 people executed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Protests against execution also erupted in other parts of the valley, like central Kashmir’s Budgam district which has a sizeable Shia population.

In Lucknow, Shias led by Imam-e-Juma Maulana Kalbe Jawwad took out a march in old city and torched the effigy of Saudi government. Jawwad appealed to both Sunnis and Shias to boycott Saudi Arabia, alleging that it is a nursery of terrorism.

“These people (Saudi Arabia) are killing both Shias and Sunnis so both the communities should unite and boycott them socially,” Jawwad alleged. He appealed to both Shias and Sunnis to protest by sending emails to Saudi Embassy, UN and Human Rights Commission.

Sunni cleric Maulana Hasnain Baqai who attended the protest said: “One Shia cleric was hanged just because he was raising voice for minorities’ rights and sheltering of terrorism by Saudi Arabia.”

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    Bharat
    Jan 4, 2016 at 7:37 am
    Where is Aamir Khan and Award Waapsi brigade??
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      Romik
      Jan 3, 2016 at 9:57 pm
      For a change they are upset with some one else.
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        Asif
        Jan 4, 2016 at 4:38 am
        Kuch bhi ho jaye puri duniya mein protest inko hi karna hai
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          bitterhoney
          Jan 4, 2016 at 4:01 am
          Where there is a will there is a way. If we have determination we survive without gulf oil.
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            Brahma Vishnu
            Jan 4, 2016 at 7:01 am
            hahhaha how the terrorist RSS is operating? who is funding it? how the terrorist bajrang dal operating? who is funding? terrorist is trying to justify samjhauta bombing or makkah masjid bombing?
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              Allah Mohammad
              Jan 4, 2016 at 11:49 am
              Shias are always hyper with everything. A simple Muharram demonstration is a simple demonstration of their mindless bloody game.
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                Jateen
                Jan 4, 2016 at 1:58 am
                In sabko Saudi Arabia bhej do.... Begani shadi me Abdulla diwane...
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                  Commentator
                  Jan 4, 2016 at 2:03 am
                  What about boycotting their oil?
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                    JH
                    Jan 4, 2016 at 12:43 am
                    Shame on Saudis, for murdering a peaceful protester. Indian government must take punitive action against this barbaric regime.
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                      kulaputra kulaputra
                      Jan 4, 2016 at 6:37 am
                      In due course that will happen. Oil is expected to go down to 20$ a barrel. IMF has already warned Saudi arabia that their Government spending has to be curbed
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                        kulaputra kulaputra
                        Jan 4, 2016 at 6:33 am
                        Shame on protestors. They have accepted funding from Saudi Arabia for their Madras
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                          kulaputra kulaputra
                          Jan 4, 2016 at 6:33 am
                          Under a Congress Government ?
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                            kulaputra kulaputra
                            Jan 4, 2016 at 6:31 am
                            We have taken no funding - Mr. Madra
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                              kulaputra kulaputra
                              Jan 4, 2016 at 6:36 am
                              When was the last time we heard strong and real condemnation of terrorism by any Indian Muslim ? when was the last time there was any condemnation without a BUT ? when was there a condemnation without some half ed justification ? Usual excuses are "Terrorists have no religion", "Islam is a religion of peace", "Muslims are a victim of terror". Wake up Sir, please understand that it is not the time to keep quiet
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                                Me Marathi
                                Jan 4, 2016 at 8:06 am
                                Half d!!ck of popat speaking???
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                                  Me Marathi
                                  Jan 4, 2016 at 4:59 am
                                  Indian army had a golden moment to have fired a cruise on this fanatic mob.
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                                    Nagar Iyer
                                    Jan 4, 2016 at 3:18 am
                                    It is possible to boycott their oil - provided we are determined. - We Indians should get used to WALKING or CYCLING for short distance travels. - We should also practice to use PUBLIC TRANSPORTs for long distance travels. Indian Government should ban PETROL/DIESEL DRIVEN VEHICLES - except for emergency services. This will save almost 3 lakh crore annually which we are wasting on oil to pollute our mother India. This will also give rise to a HEALTHY, WEALTHY India and bring these OIL MONARCHs to their knees.
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                                      narayan
                                      Jan 4, 2016 at 6:34 am
                                      these stupid Muslim protesters are senseless and anti India. should protest in front of Saudi emby.
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                                        Raja
                                        Jan 4, 2016 at 2:43 am
                                        The worst victims of a faith are the faithful themselves. In particular, the number of Muslims killed by the Muslims is substantially higher than the number of non-Muslims killed by the Muslims.
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                                          P Vanaja
                                          Jan 4, 2016 at 6:05 am
                                          Sombody hanged by somebody not related Indian nation, why this mob activities happening in India. Yes really bothers somebody they may be advised to go to that place where the things happened and protest, if alive can come back, if not, a memory for their family members. Yes, some of the Indian nationals irrespective of their caste, creed and religion has been hanged by other nations without any cause of action can be protested against those nations who did wrong and put the same before the International Court of Law. Strict and stern action should be taken against those who start protesting for some or other resons and making trouble to others living peacefully.
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                                            ramdas
                                            Jan 4, 2016 at 2:19 am
                                            When pandits were killed in the valley no one protested. Now all the barbarians coming out to condemn
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