13 people arrested for burning a disabled man alive

Thirteen people have been arrested in connection with the burning alive of a disabled man who had been accused of killing a young man over the alleged theft of a goat. The incident took place in Paladheri area when protesters demonstrating against the killing of the boy turned violent and went to the wheelchair-bound man’s…

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Pakistani court rejects Christian father’s petition seeking recovery of his daughter forcibly converted, and married to her abductor

On 24th September, the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected a petition filed by a Christian man, Gulzar Masih, for the recovery of his underage daughter Chashman Kanwal who was allegedly forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man, Muhammad Usman. Masih, a rickshaw driver from Samanabad, Faisalabad, stated in court that his daughter…

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Anti-forced conversion bill draws concern from clerics

Clerics and religious scholars have expressed serious reservations over the draft of the anti-forced conversion bill. At a meeting called by the Ministry of Religious Affairs they warned the ministry it cannot be implemented as it stands. Only Muslim stakeholders were invited to the meeting held in camera. Members of the National Commission for Minorities…

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Another Christian woman accused of blasphemy for forwarding a text

A Christian woman, Shagufta Kiran from Islamabad, Pakistan has been accused of blasphemy for simply forwarding a message. Shagufta was arrested on July 29 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and she is still in their custody under investigation. Shgufta’s husband Rafique Maish told the Pak Christian News (PCN) that armed police raided their home…

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Two Christian girls kidnapped at gunpoint outside their house

On 16th August 2021 two teenage Christian cousins from Warburton, District Nankana Sahib were kidnapped at gunpoint outside their house by local Muslim men. According to Mumtaz Bibi, the mother of Simran and aunt of Sheeza, on 11 August she went to attend the funeral of one of their relatives in Faisalabad with another family…

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Another Christian girl kidnapped and converted to Islam

Another Christian girl has been kidnapped and converted to Islam in Pakistan. Chashman Kanwal, 14, was kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man Muhammad Usman. According to Chashman’s father, Gulzar Inayat Masih, on July 27 he dropped his daughter at Government Secondary High School Samanabad, Faisalabad on his rickshaw. But until…

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