Srinagar: Pilgrims of the fortieth day (Arba’een) anniversary of the martyrdom of one of the Islam’s most prominent leadership figures, Hussain Ibn Ali, who had gathered to pay their respects at his tomb in Karbala in Iraq, staged protests in solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
Arba’een is considered as one of the largest annual gatherings that take place in the world, attracting millions.
Participants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Nigeria staged silent protests and raised slogans in Arabic and Persian, which read, ‘O God help the people of Kashmir’, and ‘Kashmir is not alone’.
Stills from Iraq show different nationalities posing with the aforementioned slogans.
This comes after a slave of killings were reported in the previous two weeks, with the recently concluded Municipal polls recording victory for the BJP in four south Kashmir districts.
The killings included slain scholar-turned-militants, Mannan Wani, Sabzar Sofi, and recent civilian killings in the Kulgam carnage, which led to widespread condemnation from resistance leaders and intense clashes throughout the region.