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  • Government urged to devise new plan to protect Pakistan’s minorities

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    June 11, 2015   1:45 pm

    The Pakistani Government has been asked to provide better security for its minorities, by its own Interior Minister. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has asked the provincial home departments to conduct a security audit for minority communities and prepare a special security plan for including Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Ismailis and Bohras, by next week. It comes […]

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  • Police arrest 22 people for attacking Christian colony Dhup Sarri

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    June 8, 2015   5:37 pm

    The police have registered a case against 700 people who attacked the Christian colony Sandha, Dhup Sarri, Lahore after accusations were made against Christian Humayun Faisal for burning Quranic pages. On May 24 the Muslim mob attempted to burn Humayun alive and set a local church on fire. But after a long scuffle, the police […]

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  • Anti-terrorist court denies bail to victims of Youhanabad

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    June 3, 2015   6:12 pm

    The Anti-terrorist court of Pakistan has denied bail to 18 Christians who are in custody in connection with the lynching of two Muslims in Youhanabad and a violent attack on the Metro. Yesterday CLAAS’ lawyers appeared at court to to make the application, but Judge Mr. Muhammad Qasim, dismissed the bail application. There is 30 […]

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  • New bill proposed to change Pakistan’s strict blasphemy law

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    June 1, 2015   12:18 pm

    A draft bill has been finalised by the government, and will next be put before the government for approval. To combat the growing abuse of the law, the proposal will also introduce severe penalties against those who make false allegations of blasphemy. Prepared by the interior ministry, the legislation aims to make sure that vigilantes […]

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  • Pakistan: Muslim mob attacks church and Christian colony after Christian accused of blasphemy

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    May 25, 2015   1:24 pm

    Christian homes and a church have been attacked by an angry Muslim mob after blasphemy allegations were made against a Christian man. According to reports, on May 24 the gang opened fire, threw missiles and threatened to kill Christians in Sandha, Lahore, after Humayun Masih, 27, was accused of burning pages of the Holy Quran. […]

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