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April 9, 2008 No.
1874

Protests in Pakistani Towns over the Danish Newspapers' Republication of Islam's Prophet Muhammad Cartoons

On February 13, 2008, Danish newspapers republished the cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad that had led to protests in Muslim nations two years ago. The Danish newspapers said they decided to republish the cartoons in solidarity with the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard after an Islamist plot to kill him was uncovered. Following the republication of the cartoons, Pakistani towns have witnessed a large number of protests against the Danish government and the West. The protests are still continuing in Pakistan.

Following are some photographs from these protests:

Protests in the Pakistani city of Hyderabad, organized by Majlis-e-Tahaffuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat (Society for the Protection of the Finality of the Prophethood).

Source: Roznama Jasarat, Pakistan, March 19, 2008

Women workers of the Muslim League (N) protest in the city of Lahore.

Source: Roznama Express, Pakistan, March 18, 2008

Protests in Lahore, organized by the Tahaffuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (The Front for the Protection of the Prophet's Honor).

Source: Roznama Ausaf, Pakistan, March 16, 2008

Protests against the Danish cartoons in Lahore.

Source: Roznama Express, Pakistan, March 16, 2008

Protesters burn the Danish flag in Lahore.

Source: Roznama Jasarat, Pakistan, March 15, 2008

Protests in Karachi by Islami Jamiat Tulaba, the male students' wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.

Source: Roznama Ausaf, Pakistan, March 14, 2008

Women burn the Danish flag in Karachi.

Source: Roznama Jang, Pakistan, March 14, 2008

Traders in Lahore put their shoes on the Danish flag.

Source: Roznama Express, Pakistan, March 15, 2008

Students at the University of Punjab protest over the cartoons.

Source: Roznama Khabrain, Pakistan, March 7, 2008

Toddlers and children at a rally in Karachi organized by the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.

Source: Jasarat, Pakistan, March 5, 2008

Students brandishing guns during protests over cartoons in Karachi.

Source: Roznama Khabrain, Pakistan, March 5, 2008

Activists of an international religious group Minhajul Quran protest in Lahore.

Source: Roznama Express, Pakistan, March 3, 2008

A public rally in Karachi against the republication of the cartoons.

Source: Roznama Khabrain, Pakistan, March 2, 2008