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An 18-year-old Christian woman raped and forced to convert to Islam
A young Christian woman from Faisalabad is abducted by a Muslim man after visiting an aunt. She was held for ten days and forcibly converted to Islam. Despite a complaint from the victim’s father, the police have not yet taken any steps fearing the religious repercussions they may have.
Church praying for a just solution in arrested chief justice case
Bishops’ Conference Chairman, Mgr Lawrence John Saldanha, tells AsiaNews that the case of Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, arrested on March 9 by order of President Musharraf, is becoming increasingly political.
Faisalabad: Pakistan's (anti-Christian) Romeo and Juliet story
A young Christian man converts to Islam to marry a 21-year-old widow, but their families are opposed to the marriage. After months of accusations and mutual complaints, her family seized the groom's 13-year-old sister. For a human rights activist, "The marriage is valid and legal. There are no grounds to cause a row and abduct the child."
30/09/2017 10:16:00 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad, Christian kidnapped by a Muslim landowner: They want his home
Afzal Masih, father of three children, has been missing since 19 September. His home borders to that of Fazi Ullah, a Muslim businessman, who accuses him of theft. Masih family: "The purpose of the Muslim is to occupy our home, as he has already done with two other homes belonging to Christians."
12/07/2016 17:17:00 PAKISTAN
Muslims kidnap Christian girl in Faisalabad, kill father when he tries to rescue her
A 14-year-old girl has been abducted on the pretext of a job. Her father was persuaded to withdraw a complaint against her abductors, but instead of getting his daughter, he was killed in cold blood on his way to rescue her. His wife and three daughters now live in fear of reprisals, and ask for help from God's people.
Punjab: Muslims kidnap 14 year old Christian to convert her to Islam
Mehek Masih was taken from her home in broad daylight and under the threat of a gun. Muslim man intends to "purify her" making her "Muslim and my mistress." Archbishop Saldanha cases of this type are "frequent," the law does not protect minorities. One of the many "crosses" that Pakistani Christians have to endure.
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