Indian-controlled Kashmir gov’t condemns anti-Islam movie

Indian-controlled Kashmir gov’t condemns anti-Islam movie
# 19 September 2012 19:24 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday condemned the production and telecast of blasphemous film mocking Mohammed, the prophet of Islam and described it an attempt to hurt the sentiments of people and disturb international peace, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

"The chief minister showing serious concern over such attempts by vested interests to hurt the feelings and sentiments of people said that such acts should be denounced and condemned by all," the spokesman said.

The chief minister took the strong note of the anti-Islam movie during a cabinet meeting with his colleagues. He appealed the people to maintain calm and not to get provoked as the people behind this anti-social and anti-human act want to disturb peace and create disturbance.

"We share the feelings and grief of the people and condemn the act vehemently," said Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister of the region.

The spokesman quoting Abdullah saying that his government has done all that was possible and has taken up the matter at the highest level at centre (federal government) to bring perpetrators of such acts to the logical conclusion.

The region’s government has asked the Indian Ministry of Information Technology to block the trails of film available on YouTube, citing it has potential to trigger violent protests.

On Tuesday a complete shutdown was observed in the region. The protesters in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir torched a government vehicle and policemen fired tear smoke shells to quell the protests.

Meanwhile, dozens of students from government medical college Wednesday staged demos against the anti-Islam movie. The students carrying pro-Islam and anti-U.S. banners boycotted classes and took to streets against the film. Later on protesters dispersed peacefully after torching an U.S. flag in the college campus.

The trailers of the film mocking Prophet Mohammed available on video sharing website YouTube sparked violent protests and evoked condemnations worldwide. The film titled "Innocence of Muslims" made by an American Jewish has portrayed Prophet of Islam - Mohammad in insulting terms.

Massive protests have rocked Muslim countries over the movie. In Libya four Americans including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed last week when a mob attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi during such protests.