ISLAMABAD - The Human Rights Cell of Pakistan People’s Party strongly condemned the burning of a church by the violent elements protesting the blasphemous film and called for strict action against the perpetrators.

“This is a conspiracy to give a bad name to Muslims and to the collective call for a day to observe national solidarity and unity under the banner of Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool,” Central Coordinator PPP Human Rights Cell Dr Nafisa Shah said here on Sunday. The HR Cell also condemned the violence that led to the taking of innocent lives, besides burning of private and public property that led to the loss of millions. “On this day, the government wanted to demonstrate national unity and all of Pakistan including religious minorities supported this cause,” she said.

She viewed that it was to be a solemn day to demonstrate to the world, the love and respect for the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (PBUH) and to register a protest against the obnoxious material on the YouTube that humiliated a world religion and conspires to inflame the world.