Khushal Town feud: Afflicted Christians smoke the peace pipe with Muslims following noisome uproar

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Following loud outcry over the heinous attack on Christians in Khushal Town-a settlement has been reached between the local Christians and Muslims of the neighborhood. Previously on August 19, Friday Christian residents landed into trouble after Adnan Masih a local Christian accidentally hit a Muslim with his motorcycle.

Christians in Khushal Town in Faisalabad

Following the incident, a mob of about 50 to 60 men launched an assault against the Christians and targeted every Christian they could lay their hands on. An eye witness revealed that the mobsters were armed with hockey sticks while some of them were even brandishing guns.

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The mobsters took hold of several Christian men of the neighborhood, bashed them relentlessly and humiliated them by calling “Choora”- a term oftentimes used to degrade Christians. The eye-witness further revealed that some of the Christian women were also assaulted by the mobsters. An FIR was, however, registered against the alleged perpetrator and his accomplices who were involved in attacking Christians of Khushal Town.

After days of animosity, local Muslim and Christian leaders assembled at a place in order to tie up the reconciliation process. Eventually reconciliation was achieved resulting from wise leadership which was aided by desire of mutual habitation.
The guilty person displaying high-mindedness publicly apologized for his violent act which incited sectarian hostility.

At this occasion, eight prominent Muslim leaders provided guarantee of all-out efforts to sustain reconciliation and peace. After his apology, the Christians victimized of violence along with other community leaders accepted the apology with an open heart. Following the agreement, all legal formalities will be completed by the action committee while the police complaint will be withdrawn soon.

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