Kasur:One more shocking case has surfaced in a village of District Kasur where Christians were badly treated by Muslims.
On trivial thing Christian women Arshad Bibi ,Sajida and Saruyia were beatened by armed Muslims who entered at about 23 PM while they were sleeping in thier house and no man of the house was present in the house except one 73 years old man Sadiq Masih and his wife Bibi Rani 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 after beating made them publicly naked 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 to 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,”told Shoukat Masih.
“On June 2,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 beatened and tortured and made naked our women when we were on our work and they also tortured our 73 years old father and wounded his one leg”,told Boota Masih.
“On 3 June at 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,”and at evening some police officials also raided at our house along with Muslim Landlords and threatened us to make involve us in criminal case,” told Shoukat Masih.
On 4 June,2013 in the morning Rev.Saleem Gill informed Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill,National Director LEAD,to help the persecuted family and give them legal aid in this case.
National Director 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 against the alleged accused who beatened and publicly made naked Christians Women and also recorded protest along with the victim 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 got registered FIR No.234/13 under Sections 440,379,148,149 of PPC so that they could make pressurised the victim Christian family for compromise.
There are some other Christians who told that they are often being threatened and treated badly and inhumane way by Muslims Landlords.They told to 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 our 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.