Mayhem for Christian family over Muslim marriage
A Punjabi man contacted CLAAS for help after his conversion to Islam and marriage to a Muslim girl prompted her family to accuse him of kidnap. Nadeem Masih, of Ajnehiwala District, Hafizabal, married a girl called Madiha according to the Islamic tradition on 11 February. Three days later, Madiha’s family registered a first information report with police against Nadeem.
Posted On: [12/04/2013 16:55:51]
Give thanks for the acquittal of Younis Masih
On 3 April, the Pakistani court took the decision we have been praying they would take for the last eight years in acquitting Younis Masih.
Posted On: [12/04/2013 16:49:38]
Calls for death penalty for false blasphemy accusers
The Pakistani Senate Standing Committee on National Harmony has recommended that false blasphemy accusations carry the same punishment as blasphemy – the death penalty.
Posted On: [12/04/2013 16:42:34]
Pray for Asia Bibi and other victims of blasphemy
While we rejoice over the release of Younis Masih, we remember the other victims of Pakistan’s unjust blasphemy laws who remain behind bars and in fear for their lives. Asia Bibi has been in prison since her arrest for blasphemy and death sentence in 2009.
Posted On: [12/04/2013 16:38:51]
Demonstration against blasphemy laws in Brussels
CLAAS in association of other organisations held a demonstration against the blasphemy laws at the European Parliament on 25 March. It was an important opportunity to highlight the recent attack on Joseph Colony, home mostly to Christians in Lahore. We demanded an end to the ongoing abuse of the blasphemy laws to harass Christians and other religious minorities
Posted On: [12/04/2013 16:33:05]
Christians threatened after protesting Joseph Colony attack
Christians of Ahata Machine No 2 in Jhelum City received threats when they came together on 12 March to stage a protest against the Joseph Colony attack. They were warned that their houses would be burned down too if they continued to protest. The small Christian town is home to around 29 families, but the surrounding area is made up largely of Muslim colonies and towns.
Posted On: [12/04/2013 16:26:36]
Another Christian colony attacked in Punjab
In the second attack against a Christian colony in one month, Francis Abad in Punjab has been attacked by the Muslim extremists. Francis Abad is a big Christian colony made up mainly of Catholics and surrounded by Muslim towns. According to reports, this recent attack took place because of a dispute between a Christian and Muslim on Easter Day.
Posted On: [04/04/2013 12:07:00]
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