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Lahore attacks: Christian religious leaders ask for forgiveness for the lynching of two Muslims
The men were suspected of complicity in the Taliban attacks on two churches in Youhanabad, last Sunday. Islamic leaders call on Christians to hand over the culprits. "Those responsible must be brought to justice but who will guarantee their safety?" a Protestant clergyman told AsiaNews.
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Christian leaders in Lahore come out against religious violence. Imam says the only punishment for blasphemers is decapitation (Video)
Islamic groups demand the release of suspects held in connection with the lynching of a young student accused of blasphemy. For them, the prisoners are “servants of the Prophet Mohammed." When the state is missing, crimes go unpunished.
Lahore: ‘Youhanabad Project,’ a summer camp for children victimised by church attacks
Promoted by Christian associations, the initiative is aimed at alleviating the psychological suffering of children. It began on 12 June and will end on 14 August with a grand finale. Activities include group theatre, music, outings, educational visits, meetings and discussions. For Michelle Chaudhry, this will give children back their confidence and hope.
Mothers and widows remember the attacks on Youhanabad churches
On Mother's Day, Christ Church, one of the two places of worship attacked, organised a prayer ceremony. Naz Bano, whose son died to stop one of the terrorists, and Fozia, now alone to raise a two-year-old girl, tell their story.
Church attacks: we are already on the road to Calvary, says Lahore bishop
Survivors told AsiaNews their stories. Patras Bhatti, a driver who was part of the security detail at the Catholic Church, said the free service they provide is meant "to protect the Church attendants and only God will reward us. Perhaps He saved me to die someday on duty." After the attacks, anti-Taliban demonstrations broke out across Pakistan. Christian schools and colleges will stay closed tomorrow.
Lahore: 14 dead and more than 70 wounded in Taliban attack against two Christian churches
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants carried out the twin attack against St John Catholic Church and Christ Church. Almost 2,000 people were in the two buildings at the time of the blasts. A mob lynched an attacker.
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