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Uri attack: Protests against Pakistan rock Jammu city

College and university students, lawyers, political parties, traders and various other organisations took out separate protest rallies in solidarity with the army and against Pakistan for "aiding and abetting terrorism."

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Members of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association protest against Pakistan over the terrorist attack at Uri Army camp, in Jammu on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Massive protests were held in Jammu today against the terrorist attack on an army base in North Kashmir’s Uri town in which 18 soldiers were killed with protestors burning Pakistani flags and its effigies. College and university students, lawyers, political parties, traders and various other organisations took out separate protest rallies in solidarity with the army and against the Pakistan for “aiding and abetting terrorism”.

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) activists took out a rally from the Press Club area of the city and held protest demonstrations amid anti-Pakistan slogans. They also burnt down the effigy of Pakistan and demanded the country should be declared as “terrorist state”. “We demand that Pakistan should be declared as a terrorist state. Pakistan and its militants are attacking security forces and creating unrest in Kashmir. They are responsible for terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” said JKNPP Chairman Harsh Dev Singh.

Dubbing the neighbouring country as a “threat to the peace in South Asian region”, JKNNP leader castigated Pakistan for pushing fidayeens’ to carry out terror attacks on the security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, besides “endorsing support to secessionists in the Valley”. Singh lambasted Pakistan for its “malicious and mischievous” designs in sponsoring militant attacks on defence installions in the state and abetting terror attacks cross the country.

Condemning the attack on the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri, he accused Pakistan for “pushing militants into our territory to vitiate peace and harmony in the state and the country”. The JKNPP leader said Pakistan’s “notoriety” had now assumed “alarming proportions” as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had on the eve of Eid announced “to continue its support to secessionists and other disruptive forces in Kashmir”. Singh said the statement was followed by the most “cowardly and deadliest” terror attack on the Indian Army in last two decades and unveiled the “nefarious designs of the belligerent neighbour to destabilise India”.

He alleged Pakistan has not been “mending ways” despite repeated warnings at appropriate forums and held the “rogue country responsible for the ongoing mayhem in Kashmir which had left thousands of security personnel injured”. Singh said it was high time that India should launch a “full throttle campaign” against Pakistan at international level for latter’s interference in India’s internal matters.