KARACHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam- Fazl (JUI-F) Sindh workers on Friday held a protest against blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) which were published by Charlie Hebdo, a French magazine.
Thousands of people took part in the protest outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) after the Jumma prayer. A large number of seminary students, youth, and provincial and district leadership of JIU-F participated in the protest. The participants were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the French Magazine.
While speaking to the protesters JUI-F Sindh Naib Ameer Qari Mohammad Usman said that the blasphemy of the benefactor of humanity Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is an insult of humanity. He said these blasphemous elements are the enemy of world peace. He said that world anti-Muslim powers should remember that the by respecting the honor and sanctity of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
He said that Muslim countries should demand from the United Nation Organization (UNO) to make strict laws against the blasphemy of Prophets.
He condemned the indifference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the rulers of Muslim countries.
He warned the government of Pakistan that if it did not end diplomatic relation with France then JUI-F will hold a sit-in outside the French Consulate in Karachi.
On the occasion Sahibzada Molana Obaid Urehman, Molana Abdul Kareem Abid, Molana Mohammad Ghyas, Molana Umer Sadiq, Qari Shair Afghan, Molana Abdul Balouch also spoke.