Islamabad: Workers and leaders of JuD,
blamed for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Tuesday joined
hundreds of Pakistanis at a protest in PoK against the recent
violence in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Unarmed Kashmiris are being killed in Kashmir while
our rulers are on foreign visits," said JuD leader Abu Ali,
referring to President Asif Ali Zardari?s controversial visit
to Britain and France amidst unprecedented floods in Pakistan.
The JuD, accused by India of masterminding the 2008
Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, has played a leading
role in recent protests organised against India in different
parts of Pakistan.
"If atrocities continue in Indian-occupied Kashmir, we
will cross the Line of Control to help our brothers," said
Aziz Ahmed Ghazali, a refugee leader who addressed the protest
in PoK capital Muzaffarabad that was attended by over 300
The protesters marched to the office of a UN military
observer mission in Muzaffarabad and shouted slogans against
India and the world body.
Violent protests erupted in Jammu and Kashmir after a
student was killed by a teargas canister in June. About 50
people have died during protests since then.
India`s Home Minister P Chidambaram has said Pakistan
was behind the unrest in Kashmir but the Foreign Office
yesterday dismissed the charge.