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Protests over film continue

September 17, 2012

RAWALPINDI, Sept 16: The activists of Sunni Tehrik (ST) and Anjuman Taliba Islam (ATI) on Sunday staged separate protest demonstrations outside Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club (RIPC) against anti-Islam film in the US.

The charged protestors torched effigies of US President Barrack Obama, film producer Sam Basail and American flags.

While holding placards and banners mentioned with anti-US and anti-government words, they also bellowed slogans against the US and the government.

They asked the government to expel US diplomats, including the Ambassador from the country as a protest.

The first protest demonstration was held by ST Rawalpindi chapter on the call of ST Pakistan Head, Muhammad Sarwat Ejaz.

Led by Mufti Liaquat Ali Rizvi, Alam Tahir Iqbal Chishti, Sahibzada Attaur Rehman Dhanial and Allama Wasim Abbasi, the protest demo was attended by scores of other activists.

Addressing the participants, the speakers denounced the production of anti-Islam film saying it hurt sentiments of Muslim Ummah across the globe.

They said that US and West committed a heinous crime by making this movie and the Muslim world should get united to tackle it. They endorsed what protestors in Libya, Egypt and Yemen and other Arab countries are saying: “No Muslim can tolerate blasphemy.”

The protestors in a resolution demanded that US diplomats should be kicked out from Muslim countries, including Pakistan, while UN and OIC should also take notice of the devilish act.

A large number of members of ATI, under the leadership of Rawalpindi Cantonment Nazim, Shaheer Sialvi and Nazim Faizabad, Sohaib Sialvi, also registered their protest outside RIPC by torching effigies of US President and the film producer and US flag.They were carrying placards and banners bristling with anti-US words and chanting slogans against the US President and film maker.

The speakers demanded of the government to ban the film in the country and severe its ties with US and other Western countries.

Meanwhile, Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajraan Bohar Bazaar will take out a protest rally from Bohar Bazaar to Committee Chowk today (Monday) at 3pm to protest the production of blasphemous movie in USA.

The rally will be led by Tehrik-e-Islam head, Allama Muhammad Haider Alvi and other trader representatives.