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India condemns the “Innocence of Muslims” film

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NEW DELHI – Indian religious leaders on Friday condemned the “Innocence of Muslims” film in Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow.

Thousands of Indian Muslims under the banner of Majlis Ulema-e-Hind led by Majlis general-secretary, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad and Hindu religious heads marched from the Asafi Masjid to Chota Imambara after Friday prayers to condemn the 14-minute trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a derogatory manner.

Protestors burnt the flags of the US, Israel and France and an effigy of US President Barrack Obama, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

The protestors demanded that the Uttar Pradesh and Indian government increase pressure on the United Nations to issue a direction for banning the movie in member countries.

The religious leaders called on an immediate ban of the film in social networking sites and Youtube, saying freedom of expression should not be abused to mock others’ values and beliefs.

According to media reports, the video is produced by 52-year-old American
citizen Sam Bacile. — BERNAMA – The Mole