Persecution of Christians Persists: Recent Violence in Kasur, Pakistan Highlights Ongoing Concerns

Farrukh Saif

September 20, 2023

Christian Persecution-6 Kasur

In the city of Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan, Christians have once again become victims of attacks by Muslims.

Escalating Tensions in Harihar Village

This recurring issue highlights the ongoing Christian persecution in Pakistan—a deeply concerning problem that continues to affect the lives of many innocent people. Furthermore, the village of Harihar in Kasur bore witness to an incident where a Christian Convention Poster was hung on the wall of a Christian family’s house. However, Muslims forcibly removed it and threw it to the ground, demonstrating religious intolerance. This, in turn, triggered a violent clash between Christians and Muslims, resulting in numerous injuries, including one Christian man who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

Addressing the Broader Issue of Christian Persecution in Pakistan

The persistent occurrence of such incidents underscores the urgent need for more comprehensive and sustained efforts to protect the rights and safety of Pakistan’s Christian minority. To address this issue effectively, the government, civil society, and religious leaders must unite in promoting religious tolerance and harmony within the country. By fostering an environment that respects all faiths and holding those responsible for acts of violence accountable, Pakistan can take meaningful steps towards ending the cycle of persecution and creating a more inclusive society for all its citizens. Our hope lies in these collective efforts leading to a future where Christians and members of all religious communities can peacefully coexist in Pakistan without fear of discrimination or violence.

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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