Muslims in India's eastern Kolkata city staged a protest on Thursday over the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the country.
Netanyahu began a six-day visit to India on Sunday (January 14) hoping to boost trade and defense ties.
Members of a regional group, All Bengal Minority Youth Federation demanded New Delhi to snap all ties with Israel over recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the same.
"We oppose the way in which Israeli Prime Minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) was given a grand welcome in our country. We demand that we should not have any relations with the Israeli President or the Prime Minister. Whatever relations were there relating to business purpose should also be ended," Kamaru Jaman, president of the All Bengal Minority Youth Federation, told Reuters.
The protesters carried posters reading 'Israeli PM Netanyahu is a war criminal' and 'Israel is an illegitimate state' and burnt a banner with photographs of US President Donald Trump and Netanyahu.
Netanyahu spent Thursday in Mumbai, where he visited the Chabad House in the city that was a target of the 2008 terrorist attacks. The prime minister visited with 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, a survivor of the attack. He also met with members of India's Jewish community and was set to meet with the Bollywood community, India's film industry, later in the evening.
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