LAHORE - People took to the streets after Juma prayer on Friday to protest against the profane caricatures. They condemned the US and the West for insulting and hurting the feelings of the Muslim Ummah. Ignoring the sorry statement of the cartoonist, people were demanding severe penalty for her and enactment of a law against blasphemy by the UNO. Carrying banners and placards protestors outside Data Darbar, Jamia Naeemia, Jamia Ashrafia, Masjad-e-Shuhda, Jamia Mansoora, Masjad-e-Qadsia, Lahore Press Club, educational institutions and other places were chanting slogans that Blasphemous cartoonists must be punished to death and We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the honour and dignity of Holy Prophet(PBUH). Friday was observed as protest day on the call of Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulam-e-Pakistan, Jamiat Ulam-e-Islam, Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Tehrik-e-Insaf, Jamatud Dawa, Khaksar Tehrik, Alhamdia Students and Anjuman Tulba Islam and staged rallies and protests in the City. They demanded of the government to put a permanent ban the Facebook and appealed to the people to be united for the honour and prestige of their beloved Prophet (PBUH). It was also urged to youth to be expert in science and technology to compete the West in all fields. Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan held protest rally led by Qari Zawar Bahader at Data Darbar and pledged to lay down every sacrifice for the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Amir Jamatud Dawa Hafiz Saeed in his Juma prayers address said the Muslims would never compromise on the issue and were ready to cut their throats for the respect of their Prophet (PBUH). Nazim Aala Jamiat Ahle Hadith Hafiz Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer addressing a rally said the permanent solution of avoiding such insults was the unity among the Muslims. Khaksar Tehrik staged protest rally at Lahore Press Club, Islami Jamiat Tulba at Punjab University, Tanzem-e-Islami at Masja-e-Shuhda, Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran at Model Town, Jamat-e-Islami at Mansoora. The protesters chanted slogans against America and called it the root of all evils. They also strongly demanded of government to call OIC meeting for the permanent law against the blasphemy. On the other side, Bishop of Lahore Alexander John Malik strongly condemned the publication of blasphemous caricatures on different websites. In a statement the Bishop said the Prophets are regarded in great esteem in all religions. He said no amount of freedom of expression should have the right to ridicule the Prophets of Religion.