Christian ice cream vendor beaten and abused by mob expresses gratitude to Human Rights Minister for his assistance

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Khaleel Masih, resident of Changa Manga who was abused by a mob in May, called on Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael. Khaleel Masih visited along with his family. At this occasion he expressed gratitude and contentment over effectual help from the Human Rights Minister.

Christian ice cream man beaten in a village in Pakistan

Khaleel Masih thanked Kamran Michael for financial assistance. He also said that he was satisfied over the legal assistance provided by Kamran Michael. What is more, Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael had presented him with a rickshaw so that he can earn a better livelihood.

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Previously on May 17, Khaleel said that he went to a village in District Kasur in order to sell ice- creams. He told that two Muslim villagers Muhammad Farman and Muhammad Rizwan came up to him and started abusing and humiliating him calling him “Choora,”- (meaning low-caste) a term oftentimes used to humiliate Christians.

“They called me Choora, and then they began accusing me of selling unclean merchandise to Muslim children. I wanted to argue, and make them understand that this was not true but they did not listen to me. Instead, they began to beat and torture me.”

Followed by assault from the two villagers, a mob of around twenty others joined in and started beating him ferociously. The mob not only beat him, but also damaged his bicycle and spilled his ice-cream on the ground. As the mobsters laid siege of Khaleel and continued to beat him, the Muslim men and women bystanders started chanting scornful slogans saying, “Christians are untouchables! They are meant for cleaning our houses and therefore should not be allowed to sell anything edible to Muslims.”

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