And it is demanded that we respect this:
Islamic Clerics In Pakistan And India Denounce New Year's And Christmas Celebrations, Members Of Jamaat-e-Islami's Youth Wing Attack New Year's Revelers In Lahore MEMRI
On New Year's Eve, members of the youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan attacked revelers in the city of Lahore and smashed cars to protest against New Year's celebrations, while columnists and Islamic clerics in Pakistan and India declared the occasion as un-Islamic, urging youth to refrain from emulating the West on occasions like New Year's and Christmas.
The following are media reports about the New Year celebrations in Pakistan and India:
Armed With Sticks And Stones, Jamaat-e-Islami Youth Attack Revelers In Lahore
In Lahore, youth members of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan attack people celebrating New Year
On December 28, 2011, Shabab-e-Milli, the youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, warned the owners of hotels, guest houses, and private clubs not to organize "immoral programs" on December 31, 2011 to mark the arrival of 2012.
According to a report in Roznama Jasarat, an Urdu-language daily published by the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Abid Mir, Secretary General of Shabab-e-Milli for the Lahore chapter, wrote two separate letters to senior police officers of Lahore Ghulam Mohammad Dogar and Ahmad Khan Cheema, asking them to stop "nonsensical programs" on New Year's Eve. Mir also warned that the Shab-e-Milli members "will not tolerate any immoral program and that the police and district administration should tell the owners of hotels, clubs, and guest houses [not to organize such programs]."
On New Year's Eve, members of Shabab-e-Milli armed with sticks monitored the streets of Lahore, and in some places attacked those celebrating, according to a video clip broadcast by Pakistani accessed via YouTube on January 1, 2012:
"These activists who are laced with sticks held a sit-in at Main Boulevard, Gulberg [in Lahore] and raised slogans… They hurled stones when the function [celebrating the nw year] was not stopped; they also broke the glasses of some cars…. At the same time, some youths carried out attacks to disperse those youths who had gathered to celebrate the New Year party. They also broke the glasses of their vehicles….
"One can find the rage in them the way these people, laced with sticks, entered the area where some youths were celebrating the New Year Night… These people are holding sticks in their hands and are carrying the flag of … [Shabab-e-Milli] and some of them have even wrapped it on their heads and necks. They attacked and also broke glasses of some vehicles. Some youths have also been injured…"