Protests were held for the second day Wednesday in Kargil against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India.
Netanyahu reached New Delhi on Sunday to kick start his “historic” six-day tour of India which will culminate on January 19.
Hundreds of residents on Wednesday gathered for the protest rally at tehsil headquarter Sankoo. They raised slogans against the Israeli Prime Minister and expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine. The demonstrators, who were holding placards and Palestinian flags, burnt the effigy of Netanyahu, American and the Israeli flags. The rally was organised by Anjuman e Sahib Zaman, a socio-religious organisation.
A similar protest demonstration was organised at Laal Chowk Kargil by Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, chairman of the trust, Sheikh Sadiq Rajaie said that the land of Mahatama Gandhi can’t tolerate “war-criminal like Netanyahu”, according to reports.
Rajaie said that such moves by the BJP-led NDA government will weaken India’s long-standing democratic approach in it’s foreign policy. “India has always supported Palestine cause in the past. This paradigm shift will make India a puppet in the hands of US government.”