LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Bar Association on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution against blasphemous caricatures, demanding the government to take the matter to the International Court of Justice to bring the cartoonists to justice.
The resolution was passed by general house meeting of the bar where a hundreds of lawyers took part to vote.
The house demanded that a meeting of Organization of Islamic Countries should also be called to chalk out strategy for protection of prestige and respect for last and final Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The members of LHCBA also observed token strike. They only attended the urgent matter and then kept themselves away from courts proceedings.
Bar’s president Shafqat Mahmood Chohan head the general house meeting and addressed the lawyers. Vice president Aamir Jalil Siddiqui, secretary Mian Ahmad Chachar, finance secretary Mian Muhammad Iqbal, Syed Faiz Ahmad Sherazi, Allah Bakhsh Gondal and others spoke on the occasion also spoke on the occasion.
Islam, they said, is a religion of peace and it led the humanity towards love and peace while the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (PBUH) also gave lesson of love and respect. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) proved this truth practically, they said.
The lawyers said publication and republication of blasphemous material against such great personality was not the service of humanity; it was attack on humanity and attack on civilization.
The Lahore Bar Association also took a rally out to condemn the blasphemous images.
They said the government must show its resentment before the international community over the issue.
The publication of caricatures, the lawyers said, was also the violation of journalistic ethics and freedom of expression.
They were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against weekly satirical Charlie Hebdo and other magazines who tried to destroy global peace by publishing blasphemous images of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).