Kargil: As Narendra Modi welcomed his Israeli counterpart Bejjamin Netanyahu, people in the Kargil district of the Jammu and Kashmir marched against his visit.
The march was organized by the Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT). Protesters raised slogans against Netanyahu and expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine. They also burned an effigy of the Israeli Prime Minister.
While addressing the protesters, the Chairman of IKMT, said that India and always supported the cause of Palestine and it cannot tolerate the presence of a ‘war criminal Netanyahu’.
He also alleged that such a ‘paradigm shift’ will make India a ‘puppet of the US’.
Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on a six-day visit during which he will hold extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
Netanyahu was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. Modi was among those present during the ceremony.
“It began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel, which created tremendous enthusiasm that continues with my visit here, which, I must say, is deeply moving for me and my wife and the entire people of Israel,” the Israeli PM said after the ceremony.