Islami Jamiat Talaba protests against blasphemous film in Lahore

Published: September 19, 2012
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IJT leaders delivered speeches, protesters burnt an American flag. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

IJT leaders delivered speeches, protesters burnt an American flag. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

LAHORE: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) Punjab chapter organised a demonstration in Lahore against an anti-Islam film, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The IJT leaders delivered speeches and protesters burnt an American flag.

The participants have assured the security officials that their protest will be a peaceful one and no public property will be damaged.

Anticipating a possible march towards the US Consulate in the city, the roads leading to the diplomatic mission have been blocked with containers.

Hundred of policemen have been deployed to maintain law and order during protests.

Earlier, participants of a protest rally organised by the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) managed to reach very close to the consulate and staged a sit-in outside the main gate.

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  • Muhammad
    Sep 19, 2012 - 6:16PM

    These people need to find jobs so they stop wasting their time on the streets.

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  • AnisAqeel
    Sep 19, 2012 - 7:40PM

    Mullahs business is booming with this.

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  • karma
    Sep 19, 2012 - 7:50PM

    I wonder – if all it takes to shake up a few nations is just a silly 13minute movie by some christian fundamentalist, then why they will keep doing more of these films and keep creating trouble in Muslim countries.

    It is silly folks – The guys who did the movie aren’t going to be troubled by the protests – It is some innocents who will be hurt, and poor who will loose their daily wages.

    Please organize more effective form of protest – write to Google/Youtube and write to US embassy showing your displeasure.

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  • Azi
    Sep 19, 2012 - 8:49PM

    Today is just this 1 movie, next day some one else will make part 2, 3 or even more. It doesnt end. What does end it not paying any mind to them. So what if they do what they do. Learn to ignore and tolerate than destroying yourselves. But then again, whom am I talking to, these people have promised never to get out of dark ages.

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  • Arsal Zaman
    Oct 12, 2012 - 5:58PM

    @Muhammad:
    Why ??? Are they cowards ??/ NO…….they cant let them make fun of their religion< ,Can YOU??? won’t you protest?will you let them do what they want easily?Don’t they or you have rights??Answer me.???

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