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Muslims in Kashmir protest against Trump Jerusalem declaration

Hundreds of Muslims are protesting in Indian-controlled Kashmir against the Trump administration’s recognition this week of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The protesters marched at several places in the main city of Srinagar and other parts of the region after Friday prayers. They are chanting slogans such as “Down with America” and “Down with Israel.”

In some places, the demonstrators are also burning US and Israeli flags.

Authorities imposed a curfew in parts of Srinagar and banned Friday prayers at the city’s main mosque, fearing the protests could morph into violent action against Indian rule.

Kashmiri leaders have called Trump’s move “anti-Muslim.”

Kashmiris have shown solidarity with Palestine in the past and there have been violent protests in Kashmir during previous conflicts between Israel and Palestine.

— AP

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