Lahore: Several religious groups joined
demonstrations organised by the Jamaat-ud-Dawah across
Pakistan`s Punjab province on Monday to protest the incorrect
translation of the Quran and posting of blasphemous cartoons
on the internet.
In Lahore, processions were taken out on Bedian Road
and Ferozepur Road. Senior Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) leaders,
Pakistan People`s Party parliamentarian Tariq Shabbir and
others addressed the protesters.
The protesters shouted slogans against Israel and
other countries and burnt their flags. JuD leader Hafiz
Saifullah Mansoor said the government should immediately ban
popular social networking website Facebook, Youtube and other
sites for committing "blasphemy".
The protests were organised by the Hurmat-e-Rasool
Tehrik, a group allied to the JuD.
Mansoor said the Hurmat-e-Rasool Tehrik would continue
its protests across the country till the government bans all
websites with blasphemous content and receives an assurance
from Western countries that they will respect the sentiments
Other speakers at the protests called for unity to
defeat the enemies of Islam and asked people to boycott the
products of countries involved in blasphemous actions.