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Christians complain about forced police Jizya tax in retribution for killing of two Muslim men

A locked, empty house in Youhanabad: a common sight during these times of great fear! By Mehwish Bhatti Police have arrested 106 Christians as part of their clampdown on the recent rioting after the twin Lahore bomb attack states Pakistan Today, a Pakistan daily.   In the report click here they identify the two men who have been arrested for instigating the burning alive of two Muslim men.  Leaders of Sharing Life Ministries, are the accused perpetrators of these killings and were tracked from Lahore to Gujaranwala and Sialkot, as they tried to escape the law. Police have stated that the two men already had a number of criminal convic...

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Lahore twin church Bombing update

Christian mother and son wail of over her lost son. By Shamim Masih   After receiving a text from Wilson Chowdhry at 5am GMT on Sunday, I immediately set out to investigate the twin bombing at Youhanabad. I arrived there close to 1pm due to many roads being blocked and the poor weather, heavy rain.  I could see immediately that there was considerable unrest.  Everywhere I looked I could see protesters enraged by the attack, in particular a large group at the local Metro Station, and train journeys were being cancelled.  The main Ferozpur road was the scene of a smaller protest despi...

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Ilyas masih father of Sherish and Farzana determined to get justice!

Sarwar Masih a witness, Mushtaq Gill and the father of Sherish and Farzana, Ilyas Masih, determined for justice after submission of power of attorney at Jaranwala Trial Court. For more details on the two sisters please click here Today Mushtaq Gill submitted the power of attorney for Ilyas Masih, the father of Sherish and Farzana, two sisters brutally raped in a 12 hour ordeal early this year.  Mushtaq and his team were appointed by the BPCA and we are supporting the family through this difficult period. The two sisters are now living in a safe house away from the daily taunts and threats they were receiving from other boys and young men in their community. ...

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Police torture to death son of Aysha Bibi after accusation of theft from home where she was domestic servant!

Ayesha Bibi was given the dead body of her son Zubair Rashid Masih (RIP) in a twisted incident of police malpractice. On 4th March 2015 at 7pm a Christian mother, Ms Aysha Bibi, was arrested by police from Harbanspura, near Lahore, for allegedly stealing 35,000 rupees  and gold ornaments weighing close to 100g.  The harassed mother who worked as a domestic servant for her employer Abdul Jabbar and his family, despite many years of loyal service.    Aysha Bibi was accused of stealing the items around the 24th of February, while they were at a wedding.  However, Aysha she claims she stopped working at the house on 20th February for which she ha...

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Pregnant Christian women stripped naked and beaten causing miscarriage after argument with Muslim superiors!

A tearful mother mourns her lost child please pray for justice for Elishba Bibi Show your solidarity with the persecuted church in the Islamic world by wearing our "We are One" T-shirts (Click here) A Pakistani Christian woman named Elishba Bibi (28 years) who was 3 months pregnant was stripped naked and beaten by two Muslim men in Sheikhupura (November 16th), the same town Asia Bibi stems from.   The attack erupted after she had an argument with two Muslim ladies who referred to her as an untouchable.  Two Muneeb and Mobeel Gondal then decided to enact the principle of impunity for attacks on Christians in Pakistan, that has left many disgraced, injur...

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Another Christian man has been killed while in custody on Blasphemy charges!

This is an Image of Shahzad being lifted from a Police cell.  Despite the obvious wounds Pakistan's Police have not made arrests on any Police Officer to date as they await autopsy reports. Buy our polo shirts and show solidarity with globally persecuted Christians (click here) A thirty-five-year-old Christian man , Allah Rakha Shahzad, died on Saturday morning, allegedly after being tortured by police officials at Green Town police station, Lahore. Shahzad- also known as Mithu- was arrested by police on Friday night after which an FIR was filed against him. Shahzad was in custody for selling alcohol and drugs. Police officials have indicated...

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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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Christian boys marriage to a Muslim girl causes torture of family and his arrest - despite conversion to Islam to avert persecution!

Image containing Kheirat and Akram Masih -both arrested under the blasphemy laws of Pakistan By Mushtaq Gill A Christian boy Akram Masih and his family, including several females, were  severely beaten and tortured by Policemen and other extremists in Multan, on 16th October 2014.  The policemen entered his home by climbing over the perimeter walls in order to arrest Akram, because he was in marriage with a Muslim girl, Maria Bibi (originally from District Shiekhupura). Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and Chief of LEAD was informed by Moderator Bishop Asher Kamran, of Methodist Church of Pakistan,Multan  who requested for legal ass...

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Potential death sentence dropped from 55 Christians in Faisalabad, following exoneration from false blasphemy charge.

Christian graveyard in Which Christians have been forced to reuse graves 3-4 time each due to lack of land. Christians living in the outskirts of Faisalabad have escaped a death sentence after blasphemy charges were dropped, following an out of court compromise with local Muslims.  Today 14 prisoners including one child of 12 held in custody were released. The poverty stricken Christians of Tehsil Samandri District, Faisalabad were given permission to utilise a former Muslim graveyard by a compassionate local Muslim man, who recognised the Christian community had little land between them and could not afford or locate appropriate burial sites for the...

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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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