KASUR: Another appalling story transpires, in a village of District Kasur where Christians were badly jolted when assaulted.
Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Exec of LEAD informed CIP that over a slight dispute, three Christian women Irshad Bibi ,Sajida and Suraia were bashed by armed men who broke in their house at about 11 PM, while they were sleeping and none of the men of their family were present in the house, with the exception of 73 years old Sadiq Masih and his wife Bibi Rani a 70 years old woman. He further revealed that the alleged are Muslim landlords of a village Sereser Chak No.21
“The allegedly accused, Ibrahim, Muhammad Rafique ,Munir, Ahmad,Asif,Ahmad,Abid,Usman,Waseem,Waqas and Shabir and three unknown after beating made them publicly naked and no one showed courage to save them from that torture,” Gill states.
“A few days ago our goats entered in the fields of Muslim landlords and they made them locked up in their house.I went to them and requested to give back my goats but they refused and gave many abusing words to me and slapped many times at my cheeks in front of many people but I returned back home,”told Shoukat Masih- brother of the victims.
“On June 2,they blocked the way of my brother Shoukat Masih when he was going to his work,and they exchanged hot words,in revenge of this that being Christian how he dared to speak in loud voice with them,they beatened and tortured and made naked our women when we were on our work and they also tortured our 73 years old father and wounded his one leg”,told Boota Masih.
“On 3 June at morning we contacted with Rev.Saleem Gill DS Pattoki Church of Pakistan and along with him approached to SHO Pattoki but he did not bother to hear our request and rejected to receive our complaint, and in the evening some police officials also raided at our house along with Muslim Landlords and threatened us to make involve us in criminal case,” Shoukat Masih said.
Consequently, on 4th of June,2013, Rev.Saleem Gill informed Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill,National Director LEAD,to aid the aggrieved family while extendung legal aid to them regarding this case. Sardar Mushtaq Gill, visited the affected family while gathering information regarding the case,and approached the DSP Pattoki for the registration of an FIR against the alleged accused who lashed Christians women followed by brutally making them naked in the public, additionally he recorded protest along with the victim family.
The FIR bearing No.231/13 has been registered against the alleged men at the Sadar Police Station Pattoki under Sections 452,354,337/FI,149,148 of PPC.
The alleged accused, on the other hand are now trying to harass the inflicted Christian family with the assistance of Police, whereas registering an FIR No.234/13 under Sections 440,379,148,149 of PPC against the victimized Christian family in order to pressurize them to withdraw from their complain.