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Daughters of Christ Beaten and Physically Tortured; Made Publicly Naked, Humanity was SilentMushtaq Gill for Salem-News.com
The Muslim allegedly accused is now threatening the Christian family and with the connivance of police has also registered a police reports so that they could pressure the victimized Christian family into compromise.
(KASUR, Pakistan) - One more shocking case has surfaced in a village of District Kasur, Pakistan, where Christians were badly treated by Muslims.
Christian women Arshad Bibi, Sajida and Saruyia were beaten by armed Muslims who entered their home at about 2:30 p.m. while they were sleeping in thier house and no man of the house was present except 73-year old Sadiq Masih and his wife Bibi Rani, who is 70-years old.
The allegedly Muslim landlords of the village Sereser Chak No.21 Abrahim, Muhammad Rafique, Munir, Ahmad, Asif, Ahmad, Abid, Usman, Waseem, Waqas and Shabir and three unknown men, first administered the women's beating, and then forced the women into removing their clothing, and no one showed courage to save them from that torture.
"A few days ago some goats were entered in the fields of Muslim landlords and they made them locked up in their house. I went to them and requested t(hey) give back my goats but they refused and gave many abusing words to me and slapped many times at my cheeks in front of many people but I returned back home," said Shoukat Masih.
"On 2 June, they blocked the way of my brother Shoukat Masih when he was going to his work, and they exchanged hot words, in revenge of this that being Christian how he dared to speak in loud voice with them,they beat and tortured and stripped naked our women when we were at our work and they also tortured our 73-year old father and wounded his one leg", said Boota Masih.
"On 3 June (in the) morning we contacted with Rev. Saleem Gill DS Pattoki Church of Pakistan and along with him approached to SHO Pattoki but he did not bother to hear our request and rejected to receive our complaint." Masih says that evening, some police officials also raided at their house along with Muslim Landlords and threatened us with a criminal case," said Shoukat Masih.
On 4 June, 2013 in the morning Rev. Saleem Gill informed Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill, National Director LEAD (Legal Evangelical Association Development), asking him to help the persecuted family and give them legal aid in this case.
The National Director of LEAD went to the village and met the family and got information regarding the case,and approached to DSP Pattoki for the registration of FIR (First Incident Report) against the alleged accusers who beat and publicly made naked Christians Women. Gill also made a record of the protest along with the victim's family.
The FIR No.231/13 has been registered against the alleged Muslims at Police Station Sadar Pattoki under Sections 452,354,337/FI,149,148 of PPC.
The Muslim allegedly accused is now threatening the Christian family and with the connivance of Police has also registered FIR No.234/13 under Sections 440,379,148,149 of PPC so that they could pressure the victimized Christian family into compromise.
There are some other Christians who told us that they are often being threatened and treated badly and inhumanly by Muslims Landlords. They told Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill that they were poor and that's why they were treated like animals.
The LEAD organisation has been asking for much needed financial and moral support to continue defending Pakistan’s minority Christians. Many of their clients are very poor and unable to afford legal services. Due to this fact, many incidents go unreported, causing them to be under constant abuse from their oppressors. LEAD Advocates offers free legal aid and assistance to those unable to pay and persecuted.
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