“Christian Lives Matter” Family Of Two Murdered Christian Youths Protest

Farrukh Saif

May 17, 2022

Family members of two Christian boys who were fatally shot by local influential individuals staged a protest demanding justice and protection. The family was joined by the local Christian community as well. Details emerged that on May 5th, Rajish Bhatti and Naqash Bhatti were killed by two boys belonging to a local influential family.

This protest took place outside the Saddar police station in Wah. The protesters were carrying placards with slogans such as:

  • ‘Christian Lives Matter’
  • ‘Maseehi Aqlieeat ko Insaf Do’ (Give Justice to the Christian Minority)
  • ‘Save Christians in Pakistan’
  • ‘We Want Justice’
  • ‘We Need Peace in Wah Cantt’

The family of the deceased claimed that they are living in constant fear because the family of the perpetrators wields significant influence in the area. They stated, ‘We are living under threat and fear as the suspect is influential and still at large.’ They also mentioned that they have been tirelessly seeking justice. Despite providing video evidence of the incident, the police have not yet arrested the alleged murderers.

The police stated that they have registered an FIR under sections 324 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). It was explained that the suspects are currently on interim bail, which is why they have not been arrested thus far. The police assured the protesters that swift action will be taken in this case, and protection will be provided to the affected family. Subsequently, the crowd dispersed peacefully.

Who We Are :Established in 2018, the Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved (ECSPE) is committed to aiding marginalized communities worldwide facing persecution and discrimination. ECSPE addresses issues like Blasphemy Laws, forced conversions, and modern-day slavery, with a goal of eliminating slavery from the Indian subcontinent in the coming decade.

Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.

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