Execution of Sheikh Nimar: Kashmiri Shia Community Holds Protest

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Shia community members Sunday held heavy protests against the execution of Shia leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr al- Nimr.

Sheikh Nimar was executed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Witnesses said that the protestors raised pro-Islam and pro-Nimar slogans and tried to march towards city when they were intercepted by police at Rainawari.

“This ensued in heavy clashes near Zind Shah Masjid as police resorted to tear gas shelling,” one of the protestors said.

The executions were carried out today in the capital, Riyadh, and 12 other cities and towns.

Sheikh Al- Nimr had been a vocal critic of Bahrain’s monarchy, which suppressed 2011 protests

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