Kashmiris condemn the deadly Saudi aggression on Yemen

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Asia
Saturday, 11 April 2015

A series of massive protest rallies are held across Indian-administered Kashmir to condemn the deadly Saudi military aggression against the Yemeni people.

A large number of protesters took part in a rally in Srinagar, the largest city of the disputed Himalayan valley, following Friday prayers, and demanded an end to the Saudi airstrikes on the impoverished Arab country.

Chanting anti-US and anti-Israeli slogans, the protesters accused the Saudi monarchy of pursuing an imperial agenda by attacking a sovereign nation and fueling sectarian strife among the Muslim world.

“We stand by our brothers and sisters in Yemen in these tough times. The undemocratic puppet Saudi regime is again playing into the hands of the West to create dissection among Muslims,” an activist said at the rally.

The demonstrators say the Saudi aerial assaults on Yemen violate all norms under international law.

The protesters also called upon international organizations to immediately intervene and stop the Saudi crimes against Yemeni civilians.

The angry demonstrators say the blatant invasion of Yemen’s sovereignty by the Saudi regime is a direct result of total silence on the part of international bodies, especially the United Nations.

Similar demonstrations were also held across other parts of the Muslim majority region.

Another massive rally was held in the Kargil district of Ladakh region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, where protesters shouted slogans and held placards against the deadly military campaign in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia started its air campaign against Yemen on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

A spokesperson for the Yemeni army, fighting alongside Ansarullah fighters, said on Thursday that at least 1,000 people, including 200 children, have been killed in the Saudi airstrikes.

He added that 15,000 others have been also injured since the start of the Saudi raids.

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