Three predominantly Christian villages are purportedly facing threats of a possible attack from local Muslims as tension between Christians and Muslims rises. Details emerged that Christians in villages number 36, 37 and 38 nestled in Tehsil Quaidabad in District Khushab are imperiled as they anticipate retaliatory action from Muslims.
Sources revealed that tensions began after clerics incited local Muslims for vengeance. It is believed that the clashes were activated after a local Christian Sunil eloped with a Muslim girl Saira. Soon after the news of the incident spread, local Muslims started demanding return of the girl.
Christian villagers are being intimidated and pressurized to call the eloped couple back. It is learnt that agitated Muslims have threatened to torch all the churches in the locality. However, the threat of abducting Christian girls has left Christian villagers on pins and needles.
Christian villagers are urging the authorities to take efficacious action in order to thwart any possible sectarian clashes. They are calling upon the authorities to provide them protection so that they and their properties are not harmed.