Ulema across Pakistan have decided to observe “Day of Condemnation” on December 10, against the brutal killing of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Qari Hafeez Jalandhari, general secretary of the Wafaq-ul-Madaris, requested all religious scholars to reiterate the teaching of Islam during the Friday sermon at mosques and imam bargahs across the country.

“We want ulema to remind people that Islam is the religion of peace and love. We want them to remind people of the rights of minorities,” he said.

Religious scholars of all sects have condemned the Sialkot lynching. They called it “inhumane, cruel and un-Islamic”. They demanded that the government should immediately compensate the grieving family and take the strictest possible legal action against the miscreants.

They stressed that there’s no place for extremism and violence in Islam, and scholars should play their due role in uprooting the menace.

The ulema expressed their condolences to the Sri Lanka High Commission in Pakistan and hoped that the incident won’t affect the relationship between the countries.