Anti-Islam film sparks protests in Kolkata

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  1. pankaj nema

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    Anti-Islam film sparks protests in Kolkata

    KOLKATA: Hundreds of Muslims on Thursday held protests against an anti-Islam video and tried to march to the American Center here, which closed down for the second half of the day.

    The protestors, belonging to Muslim organisations, including the All-Bengal Minorities Youth Federation, demanding an apology from the US, broke barricades and tried to approach the highly-fortified American Centre on Chowringee in central Kolkata, but were stopped some distance away, police sources said.

    Joint commissioner of police (headquarters) Javed Shamim, told reporters that a 1000-1500 strong force was deployed in the area and was successful in preventing the protestors from reaching the American consulate office.

    Police sources said an estimated 20,000-25,000 people from the minority community gathered in between Esplanade and Chowringhee to protest against video which was available on the internet.

    There was no violence during the protest, Shamim said. Apprehending that the situation might turn violent the American Centre closed down in the second half of day, officials said.

    The protest grid-locked traffic bumper-to-bumper on Chowringhee and C R avenue in central Kolkata and had a ripple effect elsewhere, including the south and the north in the metropolis.

    The video has sparked anti-US protests across the Muslim world, including in countries like Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Sudan and Afghanistan.

    Anti-Islam film sparks protests in Kolkata - The Times of India
     
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  3. KS

    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Lulzzz Bengal thinks today what rest of the world thinks day before yesterday...:D
     
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    Ah.. One more secular news about the secular people of West Bengal pursuing a harmless secular activity. And some people still think that the Muslims in Bengal are any better than the rest of India or the world.
     
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    Enough guys - enough of this "unending rage". I for one, have had enough of seeing India's name bracketed with Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya and so on! :frusty:
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    This so called minority becomes majority for riots.
     
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