Indian Kashmir cleric warns Americans to leave
SRINAGAR (AFP) - Indian Kashmir's most senior Islamic cleric has told all United States (US) citizens to "immediately leave" the region because of the privately-produced anti-Islam film that surfaced in the US.
"US citizens visiting Kashmir should leave immediately as the sentiments of the Muslims have been hurt by these pictures," the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Bashiruddin Ahmad said on Thursday, the Press Trust of India reported.
"Everyone accepts the greatness of The Prophet and any attempt to malign his image will not be tolerated," the news agency quoted him as saying.
Hundreds of lawyers shouted anti-US slogans and went on strike on Friday in Srinagar, the main city of Indian Kashmir.