KARACHI  - The Sindh High Court Bar Association on Monday condemned the Badami Bagh incident and unanimously passed a resolution demanding immediate rehabilitation of the incident victims.

In the resolution, the SHCBA said that founder of the country in his speech delivered on the September 11, 1947 declared that there would be no discrimination in the country on the basis of caste, creed and religion. It was categorically declared that Hindus, Christians and Sikhs are free to follow their respective religions.

The SHCBA pointed out that the constitution guarantees religious rights and protection to the people of all religions. It said that the Badami Bagh incident had sent negative message not to countrywide but also worldwide.

The bar association calls upon the government to take all steps to protect the lives and properties of the citizens to fulfil their constitutional obligation.

Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami Women Wing leader Dr Rukhsana Jabeen condemned the damage to property owned by Christian community in Lahore.

In a statement, she said protection of public life and property, without any distinction is the responsibility of the government. She said under no condition any loss caused to innocent citizens of the country, pertaining to any community or followers of any religion should be allowed. "This is also absolutely against the tenets of Islam which holds the sanctity of each human life very high and disapproves unjustified destruction of property of innocent, particularly resource-less sections of the society," the statement added.