Christian community holds protest outside UN HQs against Jaranwala incident

NEW YORK, Aug 25 : The United Pakistani-American Christian Community held a protest demonstration in front of the United Nation’s headquarters in New York against the Jaranwala incident.

Addressing the protestors, former federal minister for Minorities Affairs, Akram Masih Gill strongly condemned the terrible attack in Jaranwala where the Muslim mob disgraced and burnt the Holy Bibles, 21 Churches, and around 356 Christian houses.

Akram Gill said the government has completely failed to protect the minorities’ rights and religious freedom. He highlighted that the Government should punish the attacker of the Jaranwala incident immediately under PPC 295-A, 295-B so that in the future no one can take this kind of act.

The former minister explained that again and again the Muslim mob’s disgrace and burn of holy bibles, churches, and Christian houses proved that the Parliament, Judiciary, and bureaucracy have lost their credibility. Therefore, Akram Gill demanded Christian countries provide shelter for religious freedom to Pakistani Christians in their homeland.

On this occasion, Pastor Tariq Rehmat, William Shahzad, Zeba Gill, Fr. Alyas Gill, Pastor Pervaiz Khokhar, Pastor Safader Masih, Hubert George, and other speakers talked about the Jaranwala incident.

After the protest, a memorandum about the Jaranwala Incident, focused on immediate punishment of the attacker, and ensuring religious freedom was presented to the United Nations.

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