SRINGAR: Members of Shia community Friday held a protest rally here and demanded that the government of India allow them to “defend” Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant( ISIL) .
“The Government of India should allow us to fight in Iraq,” Mujahid Husain, who heads the Ikhwan-ul-Muntazireen, told media persons here.
Extending their support to the Iraqi government in their fight against the ISIS, Mujahid said that it was “high time for Muslims to stand against the brutal force of terrorists who are hell bent to destroy historical places of Islam.”
“These terrorists who have threatened to bomb the shrines of Imam Husain and holy sites must be put down and we all seek to stand with our Iraqi brethren in these hard times,” said a protestor.
While raising slogans in favour of unity among Muslims, the protesters who took out a rally from Abi Guzar area of uptown Srinagar accused the ISIL of having committed grave human rights violation against Muslims.
Mujahid also castigated clerics of Valley for “not speaking out against the massacre of Muslims at the hands of ISIS.”
“They should be ashamed of themselves for maintaining criminal silence over the killing of Iraqi Muslims,” he said.
The protesters alleged that ISIS enjoyed the support of United States and Israel and was “serving the interests of enemies of Islam.”
Husain was later detained by police along with several of his supporters .