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On 30th May 2015 the opening hearing was at trial court Jaranwala and the two sisters recorded their statements as did many of their witnesses including the complainant Ilyas Masih, father of the two sisters.
Police and the designated medical practitioners have also submitted their evidence, which has been duly recorded.The lawyer of the accused did not appear at the court, which has delayed the potential cross-examination also. The next date for the trial court hearing has been fixed for 4th June by the Additional and Session Judge Asad Javaid.
Mushtaq Gill remains confident that justice will prevail for the two sisters. he said:
"These girls have overcome an extremely brutal attack and their family harassed beyond measure. My own brother was shot during our involvement in this case, an incident we believe is related. These attackers believe they are above the law, but I hope to end their false sense of impunity."
"My family and I have suffered so much, but we believe God will deliver us from our enemies. These men thought they could attack us because we are weak Christians but we never gave up hope for justice and will pursue it knowing God will answer our prayers.
Chairman of the BPCA, Wilson Chowdhry said:
"When I first heard the plight of these girls and the 14 hour ordeal they suffered at the hand of five extremely evil men, I cried. Their father has not given up the fight for justice and this family deserve it. Winning this case would end the pattern of impunity that has made our girls seem like easy targets to molesters, rapists and those seeking additional non-Muslim wives - that has led to 700 Christian girls being abducted, raped and forced into Islamic marriage each year. Please with all your heart pray for justice for this family."
The BPCA have been able to take these girls into safe custody, we have assigned a hard working legal counsel and we are about to provide a temporary safe house for the rest of the family away from the hatred they faced in Jaranwala, simply for adhering to the Christian faith. All this has been thanks to the generosity of our supporters. This work is not complete yet and we require more support if we are to rehabilitate this family so please pray for our work and continue to help with your donations.
That the sisters and their family will receive justice.
For the continued strength, blessing and healing of the two girls.
For the family to escape poverty and to be beacons of hope for others facing similar hatred.
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