Gaza killings: In a first, NC march to UNMOGIP office today
Youth leaders, activists to hold rally in solidarity with Palestine
At a time when New Delhi has asked the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to vacate its office in the national capital, the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir is set to march towards the UNIMOGIP office in Srinagar on Wednesday against the Israeli aggression in Palestine.
While the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has already hit the streets in Srinagar in solidarity with the people of Gaza, the National Conference youth leaders and activists, according to sources, would march to the UNMOGIP office at Sonwar here Wednesday and hold an anti-Israeli demonstration.
The party, they said, would also submit a memorandum at the UN office here seeking the intervention of the world body in ending the Israeli onslaught on Gaza that left over 190 people dead and hundreds others, mostly children and women, injured in the week-long offensive.
This would be the first march of the ruling political party to the local UNMOGIP office, which is otherwise a favourite destination of the separatist leaders who often attempt to go there to seek resolution of Kashmir issue as per the UN resolutions. The ruling party, however, has mostly scuttled the separatist marches to the UN office with curbs and house-detention of the concerned separatist leaders.
Salman Sagar, the NC’s Youth Wing President, said the protest rally would start from NC headquarters at Nawai-Subah here at 11 am and culminate at the UNMOGIP office at Sonwar. “We will present a memorandum at the UN office seeking the UN intervention in ending the Gaza killings,” he told Greater Kashmir this evening.