SARGODHA: A disputed marriage of a Muslim girl with a Christian boy causes just another Christian Muslim conflict.
According to details, the incident reportedly occurred in a village of Punjab called Chak-38; when Muslim population of the village rose in antagonism forcing four local Christian families to run away from their homes. The cause of this uproar is said to a controversial marriage of a Muslim girl with a Christian boy.
As CIP has learned four local Christian families were compelled to leave their homes when the enraged local Muslim community rose with an anti-Christian sentiment. While the local Christian leaders disclosed. It came to pass few days ago in Sargodha district, some 200 kilo meters away from Lahore. The withdrawn families staged a protest outside the Lahore Press Club; calling on the Punjab government to facilitate them in rehabilitation or atleast help them return to their houses.
The protestors insisted on the local authorities saying,”Support us get back the money and household items that were allegedly looted from our homes by Muslim residents of our neighbourhood.”
While holding placards and crosses, the uprooted Christians chanted that they were, “Tortured by Muslim residents of Chak-38 village in Sargodha last week.”
Nazir Masih, one of the displaced Christians said, “His nephew Ansar Masih had married a Muslim girl named Muneza several months ago. The woman’s brother-in-law, Rana Saifullah, warned us to hand over Ansar and Muneza, otherwise they would not spare our families. Ansar Masih had already left the area after marrying Muneza. “We told them that we don’t know about the whereabouts of the couple.”
“On hearing this, Saifullah gathered the local Muslims who tortured the relatives of Ansar. They also looted their houses and shops and then occupied them,” he continued.
Aslam Sahotra Chairman of the Human Liberation Commission of Pakistan said ,”Over two dozen members of the affected Christian families were on the run and the Government was paying no attention to their plight.It is unfortunate that neither Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif nor minority lawmakers took notice of the matter.”
“As a matter of fact District Police Chief Haider Ashraf is reluctant to take action against the culprits,”Aslam Sahotra claimed.
“The affected Christians would organise a protest outside the Parliament in Islamabad to force the Government to take notice of their problems,”he asserted.