Telangana Congress workers stage protest against French President over his remark against Islam

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The protestors led by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Minorities Wing Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail shouted slogans against Macron while holding banners also tore down and set ablaze his posters

Hundreds of Congress workers and local Muslims held massive protests in the Telangana capital of Hyderabad on Friday, October 30, against French President Emmanuel Macron's remarks against Islam.

The protestors led by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Minorities Wing Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail shouted slogans against Macron while holding banners also tore down and set ablaze his posters. They also called for boycott of French products.

Speaking to media apersons later, Abdullah Sohail said that the remrks of the French President regarding Islam cannot tolerated. He strongly condemened the BJP government at the Centre for supporting the French President and described it as a delikberate move to provoke the Indian Muslims.

Macron has faced backlash from Muslims worldwide for his comments on Islamic separatism, and for speaking out after a teacher was beheaded earlier this month for showing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Paying tribute to the teacher, Macron said France "will not give up our cartoons", and has called it fundamental to freedom of speech.

Muslims in France – and elsewhere – are also furious at what they claim is a heavy-handed government clampdown on their communities in the wake of the killing 11 days ago of the high school teacher Samuel Paty (with inputs from UNI)

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