LAHORE - Ahle-Sunnat Wal-Jamaat yesterday held demonstration against the Supreme Court decision upholding the verdict of the trail court which awarded death penalty to Mumtaz Qadri for killing former Punjab governor Salman Taseer.

The Jammat had termed the SC decision against the Sharia Law and demanded immediate release of Mumtaz Qadri . Different groups of the Ahle Sunnat WalJammat took out the rally collectively from Data Darbar to Punjab Assembly.

Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Maulana Dr Ashraf Asif Jalali, Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri, Pir Syed Muhammad Irfan Shah Mashadi and hundred other religious scholars and people from different walks of life took part in the rally.

The protesters were holding banners and placards against the SC’s verdict and were chanting slogans in the favor of Mumtaz Qadri . A large number of police contingents were deployed for the security of the protestors from any untoward incident. The protest, however, was peaceful.