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 Updated: May 16, 2015

Lucknow protesters demand release of cleric Ayatollah Shiekh Baqir Al-Nimr

By: Nizam Hussain

LUCKNOW, India: Raising voice against Saudi Arabia's death sentence to Ayatollah Shiekh Baqir Al-Nimr, scores of protesters took out a protest march in the state capital on Wednesday. They demanded Indian government to intervene and pressurise the Saudi Arabia government for immediate release of the cleric.

According to Times of India, the protesters carried photos of Al-Nimr and banners demanding his release. "Free Al-Nimr," they announced, chanting slogans that expressed their strong opposition to Saudi Arabia and its ruling family.

The peaceful protest march was carried out from Maqbara Saadaat Ali Khan to Shahnajaf Imambara situated in Hazratganj area. The protest was attended by people of Muslim as well as other communities condemning Saudi's actions.

The protesters demanded that Indian Government should intervene in the matter and build pressure on Saudi regime for immediate release of Sheikh Al Nimr from the prison.


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