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India’s Massive Protest against Film Insulting Islam

india’s massive protest against film insulting islam

Thousands of people held a massive rally outside the United States Consulate in Kolkata on September 27 to protest "anti-Islam film", Innocence of Muslims.

According to reports, the protest turned violent when the demonstrators tried to break through police barricades and enter the consulate.

Reports say the anti-U.S. rally was organized by a West Bengal-based Muslim group. The rally turned violent when the protesters clashed with the police on being stopped from storming the consulate.

The consulate was closed for the day following the protest.

The controversial film by U.S. director Sam Bacile has led to violent protests worldwide after first starting in Cairo. It even claimed lives of some Americans, including that of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in a deadly attack at the Benghazi Consulate.

In India, demonstrations were held in Chennai and Jammu and Kashmir in the recent past over the film, which allegedly mocks the Prophet Muhammad.

Muslim groups in India have called for a ban on the film, with one such group even filing a PIL in the Bombay High Court.

By Sadroddin Musawi

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