Pak religious parties protest against amending 'blasphemy laws'

Islamabad, Dec 25 (ANI): Thousands of activists belonging to various religious parties had organised countrywide protest demonstrations against the government's bid to amend the controversial 'Blasphemy Law' on Friday.

According to The Nation, the organisations expressed their unanimous support for the law as they observed Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Day across the country.

The protestors further threatened to hold countrywide protests and surround the parliament house if the government went ahead with changes to the controversial law.

The rallies were organised in several cities, including Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Quetta and Karachi by the religious groups.

The protesters called for 'jihad' and vowed to make sacrifices to protect the honour of Prophet Muhammad. They shouted slogans against the government and demanded dismissal of Punjab Governor Salmaam Taseer.

They sternly any changes to the law will not be tolerated, the paper said.

Urging the UN to formulate a law to protect the dignity of all the prophets and award death sentences to those who harmed their nobility, they said: "PPP-led government should shelve the idea of amending the law as the masses will never allow it to do so in a country which came into being in the name of Islam." (ANI)

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