Students of various colleges took out rallies in the city to protest against the offensive, which they called "massacre" of civilians by Israel, and "criminal silence" by world bodies over it. (JPN/Agencies)
Shouting slogans and carrying banners against Israel and in support of Palestine, the students marched towards city centre Lal Chowk and dispersed peacefully later.
The rallies, however, led to traffic jams in the business hub.
A protest was also held by government employees at Press Enclave, demanding United Nations' intervention to stop Israel's offensive.
The protesting employees called upon the world leaders to pressurise Israel to stop the strikes.
Meanwhile, ruling National Conference condemned the alleged atrocities and "war-crimes" being committed by Israeli forces in Gaza and asked the Muslim world to put up a united face to stop Israeli aggression in Palestine.
"National Conference has condemned in the strongest of terms the atrocities and war-crimes being committed by Israeli forces in Gaza and has expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine," party's provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said at a meeting held here to express solidarity with innocent victims of violence and bloodshed in Palestine.
Expressing anguish and pain at the assault on the lives and homes of the people, Wani said the people of Palestine had been suffering untold miseries for decades in the face of Israel's aggression and ruthless onslaught that does not even spare infants and young children.
He appealed to Muslim countries to come together in the actual condemnation of these atrocities and go beyond formal condemnations and lip-service.
"The Muslim countries should put up a strong and united face and mount pressure on Israel and its allies to immediately stop this aggression in Gaza. Internal bickering and divisions have made the voice of the Muslim world weak and this has emboldened Israel to engage in wanton bloodshed and genocide in Gaza," he added.
The NC provincial president said Israel and its patrons had come together to terrorise and suppress innocent Muslims without any inhibitions.
Students of various colleges took out rallies in the city to protest against the offensive, which they called "massacre" of civilians by Israel, and "criminal silence" by world bodies over it.