In line with the recent reports, the Christian protestors received threats from the Muslim community. The Christians protestors chanted slogans such as” ”Repeal Blasphemy law”“Blasphemy law is Black Law” during their protests.
Reacting to which, the Muslim clerics made a proclamation on loudspeakers to gather masses and punish them. Some influential Islamists are said to be pressurizing the Police to file an FIR under section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code; for calling the blasphemy law a “black law.”
We have received a report which we share prima facie. It was provided by Imran Anjum and is reproduced in verbatim:
Recently Police attacked at Christian village in Sahiwal, Pakistan. The DPO has rushed there to resolve the issue police attacked near the Catholic Chruch and more than 20 policemen involved"
Shamim Mahmood has also informed us of Christians in Jhelum who have been threatened by local Imams, who responded to a protest against the Blasphmey law with a call to attack the Christian community living there. Words of hatred have been preached over the local Mosque PA systems and the Christian community is fearing the worst. Many Christians have already began to flee the city and those that choose to stay are in a state of deep fear and anxiety.
Please pray for the Christians of Pakistan ah are entering a very dark period of their existence in a country that is becoming increasingly conservative and extreme.
All photos courtesy of Christians In Pakistan; taken in Joseph Colony/Badami Bhag, Pakistan.