Rallies Held To Protest Syria Desecration

SRINAGAR: Rallies were staged at many places across Kashmir on Friday to protest against the demolition of revered shrines of noble companion of Prophet of Islam (pbuh), Amm?r ibn Y?sir and follower Owas al-Qarani in Syria by extremist rebels.

Bomb attacks by the rebels destroyed the sacred shrine of  Hazrat Ammar Yasir (RA) and Hazrat Owais Qarni (RA)in rebel held al-Raqqa town of  Syria.

The rallies and demonstrations were staged after Friday prayers in Hassanabad, Sajjad Abad Chattabal, Gupkar and Zadibal in the city and at several places in Baramulla  district.

A huge rally was taken out in Kargil after Friday prayers  under the aegis of Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Isna Asharaya. 

Thousands of people marched through the main bazaars of Kargil denouncing the US, Israel and Arab backers of rebels.

 The protestors raised slogans against the foreign-funded rebel network  who have already attacked the shrines of Hazrat Zainab, granddaughter of the holy Prophet (Pbuh) and Hazrat Sukaina bint al Hussain, daughter of Imam Hussain near Damascus.

Speakers denounced these forces for sacrilege of the sacred shrines of the loyal companions of Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh). They also carried banners and placards to express their anger and displeasure against the despotic rulers who, they said, were playing proxy war of the Zionist Lobby in the region.

Syrian rebels Wednesday bombed a large Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa sparking condemnation from regional heavyweight Iran and its ally Hezbollah.

The shrine of Amm?r ibn Y?sir (great companion of Prophet Muhammad) and Oweis al-Qarani, was a major destination for Muslim pilgrims from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond before it was taken over a year ago by al-Qaeda linked rebels battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the al Qaeda splinter group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had set off two powerful explosions at the shrine early on Wednesday.

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