» 09/04/2012, 00.00
Ten-year-old Christian girl raped by 60-year-old Muslim merchant in Faisalabad
She was raped in the man's home, where had been taken with a ruse. After he sexually assaulted her, he left her on the floor, unconscious. After arrest, he is waiting for trial. The girl's father is already receiving threats and pressures but wants justice. Vicar general complains that the rich and powerful think they can get away with it.
10/12/2004 PAKISTAN HUMAN RIGHTS
Religious minorities, persecuted and marginalised
Non-Muslims are marginalised from the country's political and social life despite guarantees for equal rights and obligations under the 1947 constitution.
New cases of violence and torture against Pakistani Christians
Instead of investigating, local authorities engage in cover-ups. In some cases, international organisations ignore the plight of Christians.
Punjab: Christians fear more massacres after churches and tombs are desecrated
Kot Addu’s Christian community is facing more wrongdoings by local landlords who grabbed Christian-owned fields and shops with the complicity of local police and officials. Christian symbols are desecrated but the blasphemy law is not applied in this case. Local authorities say accusations are all made up but fail to provide legal backing for grabbing Christian property.
Christians and Muslims together to defeat the culture of violence
Police stops demonstration because of women's presence
Demonstrators sought to highlight plight of women, victims of violence. After their arrest, they slammed the government for using force against fundamental rights, which, they claim, encourages extremism.
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