A report by Burewala Police Constabulary who have been recommending that the demise of Christian kid Sharoon Masih was not a zenith of the harassing he got while learning at MC Model Boys Government School Burewala in Punjab, yet an individual clash with one kid, has harmed individuals from the previous understudy’s family.
The lamenting father of Sharoon Masih has requested that BPCA to set the record straight after several publications seem to have joined forces with Muslim detractors in attempting to thwart justice for Sharoon who was only 17 when he was killed.
Mr Masih, talked with the BPCA, he stated: “We are extremely fearful of the threat to the lives of our Children in the same manner as many other Christian families. However most of them reject to speak out not because they do not realize the problem because they fear for their own families and children that go to that school.
“Speaking up about bullying and harassment in the schools in Pakistan brings about absolutely no change. Our Government presents no help and obstructs it in fact by building teaching material that target minorities.
“My younger children are frightened and are bullied in their schools, since their brother died they have all expressed that they do not want to go to school and I have encouraged all of those attending MC Model Boys School to an alternative school.
“There were never many Christian students at MC Model Boys School so few that in Sharoon’s classrom he was the only Christian.
“All the Christian students in the school are bullied if any spoke to any media and said they are not being bullied it will be because of the fear they are under.”
Punjab authorities have done little to determine the circumstance; Jawaid Tahir Majeed, the likeness the police commissioner in the area in which the young boy passed on, asserted police have met 34 other Christian young men from the school and none have whined of segregation.
Mr Masih, endeavored to place us in contact with the four families he knew had Christian kids at the school. In any case, every one of the families consciously disclosed to Mr Masih that they would not like to get associated with the story because of a dread of retaliations.
Unyielding that he needed reality to come our Mr Masih took us to meet a neighborhood Christian Councilor who speaks to Pakistan Muslim League – N for the nearby region of Burewala. Cllr Pervaiz Masih, has been exceptionally candid about the tormenting that goes ahead inside Pakistani schools inside in Burewala and reveals to us that neighborhood head teachers are additionally extremely mindful of the issue. He has likewise been helping the group of Sharoon Masih to get equity and was extremely ready to work with us in guaranteeing reality would turn out. To such an extent, that he enabled us to film a short meeting.
Clr Pervaiz, said: “It is totally true that the other Christian children have suffered discrimination, as a local Councillor I recently resolved a similar issue when a Christian boy in BTM school in Burewala was beaten because he refused to convert to Islam. The boys who attacked the Christian boy were suspended for a few days but then resumed their attacks as soon as they returned to school.”
“I suffered the same when I was at school, nothing changes despite the efforts of Christian leaders who often highlight these concerns. This is one of the many reasons Christians fail to excel in education.”
“Sharoon Masih was envied by Muslim students, he was by far a better student then his peers and had a glorious future before him. He wanted to be a solicitor and I was helping his family connect with a company where he would have been apprenticed. He never got his chance to complete the apprenticeship and become a solicitor – a role he would have used to serve his community well.
” Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said: “I cannot express the chagrin the I feel when I hear how Burewala police force have tried to deny the existence of bullying of Christians in any school. Police officers are either naive or intentionally fudging the investigation.
“When initial reports came out local witnesses all confirmed that the attack was undertaken by all the classroom yet only one boy – the instigator – is being prosecuted. The intent is to scapegoat one boy to save all the other perpetrators which provides a very shallow justice.
“Worse still no teaching staff are being prosecuted or disciplined despite culpability in the death of Sharoon Masih.
“I hope the evidence of the local councillor will cause Burewala Council to review bullying in schools within their district that some good might come of this unnecessary and depraved murder.”