Torture and Death Threats Against Christian School Principal and Two Women Rights Defenders in Pakistan

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A local Muslim cleric began confrontation last week against the Christian ‘Saint Paul High School’, which has been serving both Christian and Muslim children for the over20 years.

Saint Paul High School
Saint Paul High School is serving Christians and Muslims for last 20 years.

LEAD (Legal Evangelical Association Development) has taken the Catholic School on leasing agreement from the Catholic Board of Education. Mr. Zulifqar Masih, a Human Rights Defender and Field Coordinator of LEAD, is working as the Principal of the school. Christian and Muslim children of nearby villages have been getting an education here, since the school was establishment.

 

On March 15, 2014, after during school vacation, three anonymous armed persons by force entered the school and started beating and torturing  Zulifqar Masih, as well as two Women Rights Defenders; Mrs. Zulifqar and Mrs. Imran. The invaders took away some school documents and one laptop and they also threatened the sufferers that if they did not shut the school, they would have to face awful consequences including abducting and homicide.