- Title: Pakistanis vent anger at Kashmir change, burn effigy of Indian PM Modi
- Date: 9th August 2019
- Summary: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 9, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS FROM TEHREEK-E-LABBAIK PAKISTAN (TLP) MARCHING AND CHANTING BANNER HELD BY PROTESTERS READING (Urdu) 'KASHMIR SOLIDARITY MARCH AGAINST ATROCITIES ON KASHMIRI MUSLIMS"' PROTESTERS HOLDING FLAGS OF PAKISTAN AND AZAD (PAKISTAN ADMINISTERED) KASHMIR, MARCHING PROTESTERS AT ANOTHER PROTEST HELD BY 'FIXIT' HOLDING PLACARDS CHANTING "WE WILL TAKE FREEDOM" AND "YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE FREEDOM" CARDBOARD CUT-OUT EFFIGY OF INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI ON GROUND PROTESTERS CHANTING (Urdu) "KASHMIR WILL BECOME PAKISTAN" PLACARD READING (English) 'STOP KILLING, FREE KASHMIRIS' PROTESTERS CHANTING (Urdu) "WE WILL TAKE FREEDOM, WE WILL GRAB FREEDOM" PROTESTERS GATHERED AROUND EFFIGY OF MODI PLACARD READING (English) 'MODI IS A TERRORIST' VARIOUS OF MODI'S EFFIGY BURNING PROTESTERS HITTING, KICKING MODI'S EFFIGY (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PROTESTER, SADAQAT AHMED, SAYING: "They call Pakistan terrorist. The real terrorist is India, the Modi government whose people are tyrannizing people (of Kashmir). They should remember that Pakistanis and all Muslims stand together with them. The entire 200 million people of Pakistan stand with them (Kashmiri people)." PROTESTERS AT DEMONSTRATION BY SUNNI TEHREEK, CHANTING (Urdu) "KASHMIR WILL BECOME PAKISTAN" PROTESTERS CHANTING "LONG LIVE PAKISTAN"
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2019 16:51
- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir Jammu Article 370 Imran Khan Narendra Modi
- Location: KARACHI AND ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
- City: KARACHI AND ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ARHYZBB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Pakistani protesters on Friday (August 9) took to the streets to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, with some burning an effigy of the Indian prime minister, after India scrapped special status of the disputed territory.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this week withdrew Muslim-majority state's right to frame its own laws and allowed people from outside the region to buy property there in a bid to tighten its grip over the contested region.
In one rally in Karachi, about 150 protesters from Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (Islamist political party) marched through the streets. In another demonstration held by welfare organisation Fixit, angry protesters burnt a cutout effigy of Prime Minister Modi. Similar rallies were held in other cities.
Meanwhile, an All Parties Conference, presided over by Prime Minister of Azad (Pakistan administered) Jammu Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, in Islamabad, categorically rejected what it said was the Indian government's move to change the demography of Kashmir, saying such acts are against the United Nations' resolutions.
The meeting issued a declaration terming India's abrogation of Article 370 of its constitution as a conspiracy to change the status of Kashmir against the will of its people.
Pakistan, which lays claims to Kashmir, has downgraded diplomatic ties with India and suspended trade in anger.
(Production: Shahabuddin Shahab, Waseem Sattar, Salman)
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