KARACHI Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Munawar Hassan on Sunday vowed to protect blasphemy law at all costs. Countrywide shutter down strike will be observed on December 31 to protest against the conspiracy to amend or repel the blasphemy law, he announced this while addressing a protest rally of Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi at Tibet Centre on Sunday. The rally was organised by Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi to protest against the proposed amendment in the blasphemy law, price hike and lawlessness. The participants of rally were chanting slogans against the proposed amendment in blasphemy law and imposition of RGST. Munawar Hassan urged the people to unite against the rulers who were keen to amend the blasphemy law only to please their American masters. He informed that some elements are hatching the conspiracy to secularise the country, adding, We would not allow them to succeed in their conspiracies to change the Islamic face of the country. He urged the Ulema and religious scholars to forge unity in their ranks on common religious issues especially the protection of the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and to face the conspiracies of the west and the secular lobby. The JI chief demanded of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to announce the policy of the Government on the floor of the Parliament and assure the masses that the Government would not amend or repel the blasphemy law. He further asked the Prime Minister to immediately sack the parliamentarians of PPP, who had tabled the bill against blasphemy law. He alleged that President Asif Zardari, PM Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army Chief General Kayani were responsible of US drones attacks in the country. Commenting on the gt plan of army operation in North Waziristan, he said that the announcement of military operation in North Waziristan was the latest evidence of the US slavery, saying that India and America will provoke the terrorism in the country taking the benefit of Army operation. He said the military operation in North Waziristan was tantamount to surrendering countrys sovereignty and this operation would deepen USs influence in the region. Munawar urged the govt to stop the army operation forthwith and resolve the issues through negotiations saying that military operation is not an option to resolve the problem. s. He said the Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman was the Kashmir Committee chairman while Kashmir was on fire for the last six months. This was the best case for projecting the Kashmir issue but the opportunity had been wasted. He said that being a chairman of Kashmir Committee Fazaul-ur-Rehman should raise the voice against the brutal actions of Indian forces against oppressed people of Kashmir. He applauded the visit of Chinese Prime Minister saying that China and Pakistan have a close relation and asked the government to reject the pressures of United States regarding the Chinas support to Pakistani peaceful atomic technology. The JI leader said the solution to the present mess in the country lay in the nations unity under the banner of the Quran and the Sunnah against the rulers. He said the forces that had been tried by the masses time and against were heap of dirt and the people would have to rise now for their rights.