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Pak-Christian man blinded in vicious assault hides with his family, waits for court, and hopes for surgery

A Christian man who was severely beaten to blindness and his family have been shifted to a safe house in a secret location after a two week period of serious threats to their lives. Vikram Masih appealed to BPCA to help him with his circumstances read more (here) Mehwish Bhatti, Lead Pakistan officer for the BPCA, spoke of the move: "The difficulties we faced finding a safer house for the family was that whereever the family went for hiding the attackers soon found them. We knew they were being watched and followed. "Moreover many property owners in Karachi have refused to give them accommodation when they discovered that the ...

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Shama and Shazad's children showing remarkable recovery and progress

BPCA Lead Officer Mehwish Bhatti met three of Shama and Shezad's children on one of her regular visits to Lahore on 1st October 2018.  She found the children healthy and in good spirits and spent a day providing good company to children who have come to think of her as a special aunt. Suleman (9 yrs), Sonia (7 yrs) and Poonam (4 yrs) survived a vicious attack on their parents that say expecting mother Shama and her husband Shahzad who were accused of blasphemy, thrown onto a brick kiln fire after a brutal violent beating and gang-rape (click here). Mehwish said: "Suleman is now in1st grade and is enjoying his time at school a lot, e...

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Final death penalty appeal for Asia Bibi will be heard by Supreme Court judges

An Image of Ashiq Masih and his daughter at Lancaster University has been taken down in the interest of their safety. After repeated rejection on Monday 8 October 2018 the long awaited final appeal to prevent the execution of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, will be heard at Pakistan's Supreme Court by a special three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in conjunction with Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel. Her husband, Ashiq Masih, and oldest daughter Eisham who spoke at an event organized by Aid to the Church in Need at the Catholic Chaplaincy of Lancaster University on 4 October said that...

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Special Pakistan blasphemy guests to join events line-up

A FATHER and daughter from Pakistan will be coming to the UK to give first-hand testimony about a blasphemy case of deep concern to the country’s Christian community. At this stage they cannot be named for security reasons, but more details are due to be released when they arrive in the UK. They will be accompanied by Father Emmanuel Yousaf, National Director of Pakistan’s Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace – an expert on the country’s blasphemy law and its challenge for minority groups. The visitors from Pakistan will be speaking at events organised by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, which supports persecuted an...

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Pak-Christian family flee home after home invasion and arson attack by Muslim gang.

A Christian family from Gujar Khan is hiding in fear after a gang of six Muslim brothers from their neighbourhood descended upon their home and assaulted all the family members that were in the house. On 20th September 2018 at 1pm Bashir Masih (58 yrs) and his wife Grace Masih (60 yrs) were attacked while standing at the gate of their house after being told that their ritual impurity was contaminating the local air.  The ageing couple refused to go inside and three male neighbours ran over and pushed the pushed the couple into their house whilst also kicking Bashir hard on his legs telling him not to stand in their presence again. Bashir's ...

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RIP Shanti Shaheen 1st July 1946 - 18th September 2018

L-R Najeeb Chowdhry, Shanti Chowdhry; nephew Wilson Chowdhry with his sister Rebecca Chowdhry My Aunty Shanti Shaheen Chowdhry wife of my fathers elder brother Najeeb Chowdhry (RIP) passed away on the 18th September after seven years of a battle with severe dementia. She is a former resident of Haji Pur and attended Sialkot Haji Pur School.  She was the fifth child of Padri (REVD) Yousaf and her surviving daughter Basharat Chowdhry would like to invite all of you who knew her to pay your last respects at her funeral for which details are provided below: Mourning over body: Date:    3rd October 2010 Time:  &...

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Documenting ethnic church history leads to unity and societal understanding

BPCA has for sometime been trying to prove the origins of the first ever Asian Christian Church in the UK.  However time after time we have been thwarted by individuals in our community who have cast aspersions on the intent of our work.  Every elderly Pakistani Christian you meet believes that they were the founders of the first church that was initiated at St Mary's, Islington in London, but no one disputes that it was the first established Asian congregation. That early church has the ability to stir up great passion as it was not only the place were several Asian Christians were married and baptized but it is also the place were R...

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Concerns about the onset of dementia for Asia Bibi leads to 21km run to raise awareness of her plight

To raise the plight of Asia Bibi and millions of other Christians faced with either deep set discrimination or severe persecution in Pakistan, a team of international humanitarian leaders from the community converged in Zurich to plan how to get the nation of Switzerland aware.  In attendance were key figures from around the globe including Sarwar Bhatti from Italy representing All Pakistani Christian League, Advocate JJ George from France representing Pakistan Orient Christian Organisation, Samson Javed and Dr Akhtar Injeeli representing Pakistan Christian Press Club,  Gulbaz Fazal from Holland, representing Overseas Pakistani Christian ...

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Catholic Church of India rocked by allegations of rape of nun by Bishop

An Indian Bishop has been accused of repeatedly raping a nun in Kerala during his visits to the Missionaries of Jesus Convent in Kerala. Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been temporarily removed from his post 2.5 months after the allegations surfaced, in a slow action that has been condemned by many Indian people of all diversities. Bishop Franco claims that the allegations against him are a "cooked up story to wreak vengeance" for the actions taken by him on various complaints received against the nun, however other members of her sisterhood have been protesting daily and support her allegations. To enable himself to challenge the accusat...

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BACA assists with Kerala food crises and health concerns in rural areas

In a previous report we described the lack of aid provided to Christians in Kerala by Hindu groups, an account which has been verified by several independent pastors. Working with Grace Community Global Church we have been providing help to some of those forgotten Christians in the area of Changenachary, Kottayam District. A recap of our initial report on the floods in Kerala can be read (here) Victims have been provided food and shelter in a temporary relief camp set up in Grace Community Global Church, but funding has also helped them transport food by boat to harder to reach communities. The same boats have been used to transport pe...

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