Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Saturday said that burning of posters of top Iranian, Hizbollah and Syrian leaders is a “provocation trap” of some elements who were trying to stoke sectarian and communal tensions in the Kashmir valley.
After Friday congregational prayers, a few masked protestors surfaced in Nowhatta, the epicentre of anti-India protests, and burnt posters of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, Hizbollah general secretary Hassan Nasrallah, and Syrian president Bashar-al-Assad.
“Certain anti-resistance agencies have become active and busy devising plans to set Kashmir afire by stoking sectarian and communal passions. All this is being done at a time when entire Kashmir stands in unison for the cause of freedom. Nobody would be allowed to damage the sectarian harmony and religious brotherhood and these elements would be defeated at all levels,” Mirwaiz said in a statement.