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Christian men arrested in Lahore riots flee home town.

7 Many young men protested and rioted over the twin bomb attacks Please sign our petition (click here) After the twin bomb attack on two churches in Lahore (15th March 2015) scores of young Christian men caught in mass hysteria over the deaths and injuries of their friends and family members, took to  the streets and rioted.  Two police officers who had apprehended believed gunmen, travelled the wrong way and instead of escaping through a side exit delivered the two believed gunmen into the baying crowd.  This resulted in the two believed gunmen being beaten to death and the...

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The Education System In Pakistan: Discrimination and The Targeting Of The 'Other'

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The Targeting Of Minority 'Others' in Pakistan Hazara

Image from Huffington Post The targeting of Minority 'Others' in Pakistan Apart from the Ahmadis, Hazara and Shi’a Muslim ‘Others’ have also been subjected to frightening levels of targeting and discrimination. “Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the killing of Hazaras and other Shi’as” - who, together, comprise about 20% of Pakistan’s population" - by the extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), which is allied to the Taliban. The killers, who often strike in the daytime and brazenly leave their faces exposed”, Aubrey Belford reported in December 2012: carry out their work with little hindrance from the authori...

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The Portuguese connection

Wilson Chowdhry with Intern on Human Rights Filipa Sena Marcos Many of you will be wondering how the BPCA have managed to produce two ground breaking books on the current prejudices and discrimination faced by Minorities in Pakistan.  Well now we tell you!   South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) led by Paulo Casaca a former European Parliamentarian of Portuguese descent, currently residing in Belgium, was our generous Benefactor.  He and his assistant Antonio Viera da Cruz kindly provided us with the support and finance necessary for publication of our seminal works. Today, BPCA chairman Wilson Chowdhry had the honour of meeting with SADF Human Rights ...

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The Education System in Pakistan: Discrimination and the Targeting of the 'Other'

The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) invites you to the book launch of The Education System in Pakistan: Discrimination and the Targeting of the 'Other' Speakers include the following book contributors: Peter Tatchell (Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation) Desmond Fernandes (Genocide Scholar) Faiz Baluch (International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons) Margaret Owen (Director of Widows for Peace through Democracy) Ranbir Singh (Chair of the Hindu Human Rights Group) Asif Shakoor (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK) Wilson Chowdhry (Chair of BPCA) Sponsored by Andrew Stephenson MP for Pendle. The event will take place on Monday 8 December 2014, 5pm &n...

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The Targeting of "Minority" Others In Pakistan Balochistan

Excerpt from the Targeting of Minority "Others" in Pakistan On Christmas Eve 2012, Tatchell reports that Pakistan “launched a new military crackdown in annexed and occupied Balochistan. Helicopter gunships bombarded pro-nationalist villages, resulting in the reported destruction of nearly 200 houses and the deaths of 50 civilians, including women and children ... The main military sweep took place in the Awaran, Panjur and Makran districts of Balochistan. Hundreds of villagers were rounded up and interrogated. Many have since disappeared. Some were later found dead, with their mutilated bodies showing signs of torture ... Throughout the operational area, the m...

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The Targeting of Minority Others In Pakistan Asia Bibi

An excerpt from the book The Targeting of Minority 'Others' in Pakistan The country’s Christian population faces increasing threats to their lives from the Pakistani Taliban, as well as other Muslim extremists, who demand that they convert to Islam. At village level, Christians are also vulnerable to arbitrary arrest and detention, as they have limited access to justice ... In one high-profile case, [Christian] Asia Bibi became the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy. Several people accused of blasphemy” have “died in custody, or were murdered by unknown individuals when they were granted bail or acquitted ... Christian and Ahmadi co...

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The targeting of minority 'Others' in Pakistan- Ahmadi student

Calls for the death of Ahmadi students and their parents, in the wake of false blasphemy charges, arecommon and the case of Rana Sajeel Ahmad highlights the desperate situation faced by so many Ahmadis in Pakistan: Rana Sajeel Ahmad, a 16-year old Ahmadi student of Pubic High School, Khushab, was beaten up severely by a gang of students on November 23rd 2011. He now faces the dreaded accusation of blasphemy. Subsequent to the beating, the attackers accused Ahmad of preaching his creed and defiling the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him). The school administration found it convenient to accept the fabrication. The next day, Rana Hakim Jamil, father of the victim,...

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The Targeting of "Minority" Others In Pakistan- Ahmadis

Excerpt from The targeting of Minority 'Others' in Pakistan The widespread teaching of religious intolerance; and the requirement on Muslim students that they declare in writing their belief that Mohammad is the final prophet, thus segregating Ahmadis. Ahmadis are also frequent targets of religious violence, including anti-Ahmadi attacks on their homes and businesses, as well as killings on account of their faith”.clxxxv Attempts have also been made to restrict Ahmadis accessing key websites: “In July 2012, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked access to the official website of the Ahmadiyya community, Alislam.org, operated from outsid...

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The Targeting of "Minority" Others In Pakistan Taliban

An excerpt from "the targeting of ' Minority' others in Pakistan" A copy of the letter obtained by International Christian Concern (ICC) in October 2009 warned “Christians to convert to Islam, pay Jizya tax (an Islamic tax imposed on religious minorities) or leave the country. If Christians refuse[d] to accept the choices given to them, ICC has learned that ... members of the Taliban”, who sent these “threatening letters in Sargodha, Pakistan, ... explain[ed] that they ‘would be killed, their property and homes would be burnt to ashes and their women would be treated as sex slaves. And they themselves would be responsible for this’&rdqu...

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