Muslims hold protest in Mannar, Akkaraipattu
[TamilNet, Friday, 24 February 2006, 18:52 GMT]
Several hundreds Muslims held demonstrations in Mannar town in the north and Akkaraipattu in the east Friday afternoon after Jumma prayers against the publication of a caricature by the newspaper in Denmark defaming
Muslim protestors shouted slogans and carried placards against Denmark and went in a procession through Sinnakadai, and Uppukulam.
Representatives of Muslim council handed over a memorandum to Ms. Mehanathan, Additional Government Agent in Mannar and to Ms N.Wijeyaranee, an official of the Human Rights Commission in Mannar, sources said.
In Akkaraipattu, hundreds of Muslims after Jumma prayers went in a procession with slogans and placards condemning Denmark, sources said.