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Pakistan: Muslims Threaten, Warn Christians Against Celebrating Easter in Punjab


By Jibran Khan – “Islamabad (AsiaNews) – Islamic fanaticism is casting a dark shadow over Easter celebrations this year in Pakistan. The country’s Christian community has already received threats and warnings against celebrating the occasion. Now sources in Sarghoda District in Punjab tell AsiaNews that someone tore down Easter signs and decorations at the Eidgah Christian colony. The unknown attackers also threw black paint on the community’s sacred images and made threats against those present, warning them not to continue in their preparations.

When residents turned to the local police to file a report, no one at the station would do it. Instead, they told the complainants to leave.

With courage and determination, some of the faithful put back the signs and images. However, once again, in the evening of Palm Sunday, fanatics came back for another raid. This time, they threw away the images and threatened punitive reprisals against the Christian colony.

Yasir Masih, a local resident, spoke to AsiaNews about the situation. ‘For years, colony residents have come together to prepare Holy Week,’ he said. Equally, ‘for years, we have been threatened. Even though we reported it to the authorities, they didn’t take it seriously. This year, they [the fanatics] have come to our streets and threatened us. We are not safe, and we are scared.'” Read more.

  1. arthur victot
    04/09/2012 at 5:20 AM

    be strong brothers,let them do their job ,let us do our job,donot scared,take your cross to the market place,we have to live for HIM and die for him.no choice.
    MASIH DE VAASTE JEEVAAN MARAAN GE
    KADE INKAAR NA OSS DA KARAAN GE,
    Maut na sadey khudawand Yessu da vigaarh saki ae na hi sada kujh vigaarh sakdi ae.”iss tarha te kadey nahi hunda,
    marke ho jave,phir koi zinda.
    maut oss da na kujh vigarh saki,
    ho gayee maut oss ton sharminda.
    Apney dushmanaan layee assi duaa hi karni ae,kehnaa kujh nai,assaan kise police ton na syaasatdaan ton kujh mangna ae.oh sadey vall de nahi,sadaa sirf Khuda -Baap ae .
    tuhade dukh vich shaml-E-haal,ek Bharati-Panjabi.RAHE GA NA SADA TEEKAR MASIH DA
    RAHEGA JAD TALAKK SURAJ RAHEGA
    KHUD NU DALER BANDEY PASAND NE,

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