PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, observed Sunday as a Black Day to condemn the killings of innocent persons during protest demonstrations on the occasion of Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool (PBUH).

Activists and workers of the party held rallies, seminars and demonstrations in different parts of province, especially in Peshawar, Timergara and Mardan, demanding judicial inquiry into the killings of and injuries to innocents during protest demonstrations.

The major rally was led by Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami, Syed Munawar Hassan in district Timergara, where a large number of party workers and activists participated.

In Peshawar, workers held rally from historic Masjid Mohabbat Khan to Chowk Yadgar led by JI General Secretary Shabbir Ahmad Khan and District Peshawar Ameer, Baharul Advocate along with scores of workers and activists. The participants were holding part flags and banners inscribed in favour of martyred of Friday’s riots.

They also chanted full-throated slogans against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. They urged the rulers to refrain from deceiving the nation by taking ‘cosmetic’ steps against the making of profane movie. They said the government should lodge a clear protest by expelling US diplomats and quitting her mission activities in the country.

Addressing the gathering, JI General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmad Khan blamed the Khyber Pakhunkhwa government for provoking peaceful protesters by using force in order to please the US and other western powers. “Any party or group, who is supporting and protecting the American for attainment of their nefarious agenda, is the traitor and US agents”, he remarked. “We will expel foreign agents by force of jihad (Holy War), and will bring Islamic revolution in the country,” he stated. He said all conspiracies being hatched against Islam and Muslim world would be foiled and no foreign agents would be allowed to protect the interests of US and western states.

JI provincial leader said that western powers had always faced defeat by hand of the Muslims world, which will never succeed in their hidden agenda and mission.  He said the Jihad is the only way to expel the colonial powers and their agents and bring a Islamic revolution in the country.

JI Ameer Peshawar, Baharul Advocate also spoke on the occasion, and strongly condemned the killing of innocent people during peaceful protest demonstration on eve of marking “Yaum-e-Ishq-e-Rasool” on last Friday’.

He said the entire Muslims of the world would not end their protest till hanging of those involved in producing the film. “We will never tolerate such blasphemous act against Islam and holy prophet Mohammad (PBUH)”, he said.  He demanded for carrying out a judicial inquiry into the killing and injuring of innocent people.

The workers of Jamaat-e-Islami also staged protest rallies and demonstrations in district Mardan, Swabi and rest part of the province on mark Sunday as black day.