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House of Lords anniversary celebration of the Global Christian Persecution Review may not have been read by UK Home Office say campaigners

By Desmond Fernandes The UK government last week sought to project itself as the champion of religiously persecuted people worldwide when it announced its Global Human Rights sanctions regime targeting those involved in religious persecution. The announcement was made during a House of Lords webinar titled the 'Anniversary of the Launch of the Independent Review of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians' which was attended by Hannah Chowdhry from the BACA with around 600 other guests. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab sought to reassure the public and human rights organisations that “everyone, no matter their faith or belief, deserves to be abl...

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63-year-old grandmother with Parkinsons disease is freed from Brutal Bangkok IDC after 50,000 bail fine paid by BACA

A 63-year-old grandmother, Mrs Rasoolan Bibi, who was arrested in a crackdown on asylum seekers and refugees in Thailand, just days before Christmas (19th December 2019), has escaped the brutal detention she suffered in Bangkok's infamous Immigration Detention Centre, thanks to BACA. Since Rasoolan Bibi's arrest, her daughter and only caretaker Amreen Latif faced many difficulties to reunite with her mother. With the help of Thai Lawyer Mr. Wathanin Boon and a bail of 50,000 baht (£1300), she has called for the release of her mother on medical grounds. The Thai Lawyer has acted as the guarantor of Mrs Rasoolan Bibi. In a previous art...

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BACA Aid for Asylum-seeking Pakistani Christians in Thailand

By Ali Hasnain The power and devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic has reached far and wide over the past few months, as the globe has struggled with its consequences. Lock-down is the new normal for millions of people, that also compounds the misery of the poor and in particular the Pak-Christian refugees in Thailand. Though in desperate need and despite the agonies of isolation, there remains a hope in Christ and a belief that sooner or later restrictions will be lifted. Families currently hiding in Thailand whilst seeking asylum after escaping persecution in Pakistan are already enduring dilapidated living conditions, with entire families often squeezed into one room...

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Muslim and Hindu Converts to Christianity on list of 158 families to have received food aid

  The food distribution programme launched by British Asian Christian Association has been able to reach new converts to Christianity. So far around 6 ex-Muslim and ex-Hindu families that have only come to the Christian faith just a few months before the pandemic started, are now benefiting from British Asian Christian Association’s programme of food distribution. Since the impact of Covid-19, BACA has been working hard to reach many of the deprived and starving Christian communities of Pakistan and so far a total of 158 families have been reached. All the converted families have plans to be baptised later this year and were prayed for encouragement in their new f...

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Deaf and mute Christian Teenager Kidnapped Whilst Police Dithered

A deaf and mute teenager has been kidnapped whilst Pakistani police took two months to investigate. Komal Patras, a 17-year-old deaf and mute girl by birth, was taken from her home in Shibli town, Sandha Band Road, Lahore, whilst her parents were at work and her little brother slept in the next room. Komal, who was studying at home attends a government school for children with special needs, is being home schooled during the pandemic lock-down, revising for her forthcoming year 10 exams when she disappeared on the 16th May. Her parents, Patras Masih (55 yrs), a factory cleaner and mother, Rubina (45 yrs), a house maid, were both at work at the time of her kidnapping.&n...

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Christian Family Get Refugee Status for Australia

A family of four who escaped Pakistan for Thailand to avoid false blasphemy charges, have been given official refugee status from Australia and hope to travel soon. The news comes after the family have been receiving financial help and support from British Asian Christian Association to support the wife and child while the husband has been detained in the brutal Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre.  Charles Bhatti (41 yrs), Sapna Charles (34 yrs) and their three children, Ashir Azeem (8 yrs), Abiah Charles (5 yrs) and 3-year-old Ethan Charles have been waiting for their release from Thailand after false blasphemy charges in Pakistan. ...

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Muslim Man Attacks 7-year-old Christian Girl and admits to 21 rapes after being caught!

A 7-year-old Christian-girl crossing a wheat field alone on the way home to celebrate Easter with her grandmother was rescued from an attack when locals heard her screams. Nadia Masih was travelling alone to a local farmhouse at 8pm on 11th April a journey of around 5km distance, when she was grabbed by a 24 year old Muslim Neighbour Muhammad Shoaib.  Usually Nadia would undertake the long and arduous journey with a friend, but in her excitement milk for her grandmother to make fer favourite Kheer dish for Easter, meant she rushed home.       Fortunately for Nadia her screams were heard by a local Muslim landowner who ca...

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Muslim Gang Threaten Christian Church with Land Grab

  A gang of Muslim men took advantage of deserted streets during the lockdown period to break into a church and threaten its Pastor. At midnight, on the 9th May, local residents from a small town in Sheikhupura heard men attempt to break open their local church doors by removing it from its hinges. The vandals were taking advantage of the surrounding quiet and deserted streets during the COVID-19 lockdown, to break into a deserted church. Aun Abbass Malik and Ali Shan, well-known land mafia gang members, were armed with guns and pistols, along with 5 or 6 other men, while shouting words of hate, as they threatened to set fire ...

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Lahore Lockdown Relief Aid

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe the working-class labouring colonies of Pakistan are hit the hardest as the imposed lockdown bites hard. BACA answered the call of many families of Green Town in Lahore to drop much needed food aid to the desperate starving community, which is made up of mostly of hard working low paid labourers. Before the lockdown the families were surviving on a hand to mouth daily wage. However, when their employment was temporarily terminated due to lockdown restrictions, these families soon realised how bleak their immediate future was. Food parcels were prepared by BACA, each of which will feed families of around 5-6 p...

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Fearful but determined BACA feeds Pak-Christian asylum seekers in Thailand

As the lockdown in Thailand gets closer to a months duration many Pak-Christian families are feeling the pressure of no income and a reduction in the help received by local charities.  On a daily basis our officer in Thailand, John, is receiving calls from families seeking help with the basic necessity of food and of course rent. Empty Bangkok streets create new set of dangers for asylum seekers. Though we have not begun any grants towards rent which would cost around £60 per month, we have began our food programme. Over 15 families were given supplies including cooking oil, rice flour, spices, milk, salt sugar and pulses. ...

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