Hundreds of members of Pakistan's Hindu community have turned out to protest on behalf of a Muslim charity accused by India over the deadly Mumbai attacks.
The protesters in the city of Hyderabad in Sindh province complained that Jamaat-ud-Dawa was not a terrorist organisation and should not be banned. They said it was a "saviour" in providing food and water.
India says Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba which it blames for the attacks that killed more than 170.
Many in Pakistan's minority Hindu community are poor farm workers. One protester, Biga Ram, told Reuters news agency: "How can an organisation be terrorist if it's been providing food and water to us despite knowing that we're not Muslims?"
She added: "They're friends of humanity. We condemn the ban. It's unjust." Some of the banners read: "Do not ban our saviour! Bhai Chand, a Hindu community leader, told Associated Press the charity had set up water wells in the desert.
Pakistan has yet formally to ban Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which has been put on a blacklist by the UN Security Council.
Its bank accounts have been frozen by the Pakistani government and a number of members detained. India blames Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, for training the Mumbai attackers. The group and the Pakistani government deny involvement.