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In 30 days’ time 3 Pakistani Christian girls forcefully converted

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In a spate of fresh violence against Christians in Pakistan, Muslim men have forced Christian females to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam. In three separate incidents, three Christian females have targeted. These incidents were reported only in 30 days’ time, which is alarming for Pakistani Christians.

Gender based violence in Pakistan
Gender based violence in Pakistan

On March 9, 2018 Muhammad Malak along with three others sexually assaulted a Christian girl Naeema (her real name withheld). The victim resident of Shera Kot Lahore, has been taken captive by them. An FIR has been lodged against Muhammad Malak and his accomplices, yet they are at large. Victim’s family is being pressurized to withdraw their complaint. The family is being pressurized to reconcile, while the police are doing nothing in this regard.

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In another incident, unfolded on April 11, a Christian girl Seema (real name withheld) was sexually assaulted by Muhammad Shehryar Sherry son of Muhammad Ashraf Jutt. Details emerged that 15-year-old, Seema was abducted from market and was forcefully taken to the private dairy farm by Shehryar. The girl was sexually assaulted at the dairy farm, whilst medical report confirms that the girl was sexually assaulted.

An FIR number 33 dated 11-04-2018 was registered against Muhammad Shehryar, however no progress has been made in this case. Police is showing reluctance in this case, as Muhammad Shehryar is son of a local landlord. FIR of this case is below:

On April 14, third incident occurred in chak no.517 GB, village in district Toba Tek Singh, Punjab province. Christian man Ashraf Masih had reportedly borrowed 100000, Rupees from Doctor Zerqa a Muslim woman. Ashrag works at Government Health Centre of the village. Dr. Zerqa also works at the same Health Centre. Asharf returned half the amount to Zerqa, while return of remaining half is still pending. Muhammad Gafoor working at the same Heath Centre, a relative to Dr. Zerqa purportedly enticed her to deny that Ashraf Masih had returned half the amount and was unwilling to return the borrowed money.

On this pretext, Muhammad Gafoor beat Ashraf Masih, his wife and daughters. Muhammad Gafoor is reportedly pressurizing Ashraf Masih to renounce Christianity along with his entire family. The Christian family is being pressurized to convert or face dire consequences. Ashraf’s wife and daughter are not safe as they are sitting ducks for the attackers.