LAHORE On the call of religious parties, demonstrations were held across the country outside the mosques after Friday prayers to protest against the US pressure and possible release of Raymond Davis. Jamaat-e-Islami activists organised rallies and demonstrations in the federal and provincial capitals besides major cities and towns at which the speakers from JI and other political, religious parties and social organisations strongly opposed the release of Raymond Davis under any pressure. A rally was held at Multan Road, near Mansoora, after Juma prayers. The participants were carrying placards and banners inscribed with writings against the US and demands of hanging the American who shot two youths dead a couple of weeks back. They also chanted slogans against the US and Raymond Davis. Addressing the participants, JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch said the Pakistani people would celebrate day of deliverance when US-Pakistan relations were broken. The nation would prefer to live on bare bread to a life of US slavery, he added. He said that the days of the US supremacy were over, states were getting out of her hold and the stooges were being defeated everywhere. He said the US threats for severing diplomatic ties, aid stoppage and financial sanctions could not affect the country. He counseled the rulers to hold talks with the Taliban groups as the use of force had failed. Rallies were also held in Karachi, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Peshawar and Quetta. Meanwhile, addressing a Friday congregation at Mansoora, JI ameer Syed Munawar Hasan said that the Pakistani rulers were US slaves and nothing good was expected from them. However, he made it clear that if the rulers handed over Raymond Davis by compromising national honour and dignity, they wont survive and even Washington would not be able to shield them. He said in fact, the rulers should be thankful to the religious parties who had so far prevented the furious masses from taking the law in their own hands on the issue, and warned that if the masses rose against oppression and injustice, no power could withstand their fury. The rulers should understand that if the people were committing suicides due to hunger and unemployment, they could also step towards anarchy, he added. He said the US officials were holding meetings with the President, the Prime Minister and the Army Chief and pressurizing them for Raymond Daviss release while on the other hand, the nation wanted the rulers to adopt the path of dignity and courage so as to pull out of the US pressure. He said had there been even an iota of morality and justice in the Americans, they would have announced withdrawal of the 86 years jail term given to Dr Aafia Siddiqui before demanding Raymonds release. He said if a fragile lady, Dr Aafia could be sentenced only on the charge of raising gun on US soldiers, why could not