Hundreds Of Students Stage Pro-Morsi Rally In Kashmir

Hundreds Of Students Stage Pro-Morsi Rally In Kashmir

24 August 2013
Press TV


Srinagar: Hundreds of university students in Indian-administered Kashmir have held a protest rally against Egyptian army’s ouster of former president, Mohammed Morsi. Chanting slogans against the US, Israel and Saudi rulers, protesting students at Kashmir University also condemned the recent deadly crackdown in Egypt. Kashmiri students accused Egypt’s military-backed interim rulers of waging a proxy war on Islam on behalf of the West and the US. Meanwhile, Kashmir’s leading pro-independence figure Mirweis Umar Farooq has condemned what he described the criminal silence of the international community and some Islamic countries over’ the bloodshed in Egypt and Iraq. The protests come as Egypt's interim government makes more arrests of senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood's leadership. The interim government says 75 of the Brotherhood's top figures, including Abdel Moneim Mohamed Ibrahim and Ahmed Aref, have been detained. Egypt's interim Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim says the crackdown on the Brotherhood will continue until all wanted figures are captured. The majority of the people arrested have been accused of inciting violence in clashes between the security forces and supporters of Morsi. Nearly 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi fans and security forces after police dispersed their protest camps in a deadly operation on August 14. The massacre sparked international condemnation and prompted world bodies to call for an independent investigation into the violence.