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Youhanabad riot: Bail pleas of three Christians suspected of involvment in lynching two men dismissed


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Lahore High Court dismisses bail pleas of three Christians allegedly involved in lynching two men during the Youhanabad riots.

According to details, the bail pleas filed on behalf of three Christians who had been hooked by the police on charges of allegedly lynching two men during the Youhanabd riots have been dismissed by the Lahore High Court.

The three Christians namely Aslam Pervaiz, Faisal Maish and Aman Masih had filed petitions for bail, however, their pleas were turned down by the court. They have also been accused of looting public property. While remarking in this regard, a deputy prosecutor told the two-member bench that there were concrete evidence against the three Christians which proves their involvement in the lynching of two men. The two-member bench of the Lahore High Court which was headed by Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan consequently, dismissed the bail pleas of the three suspects.

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Aslam Pervaiz, Faisal Masih and Aman Masih are accused of lynching two Muslim men namely Baber Nuaman and Hafiz Naeem, whom they suspected to be the accomplices of the suicide bombers. The two men were set ablaze on the Ferozepur Road, while horde of Christians blocked the Ferozepur Road and protested against the twin suicide blasts in two churches in Youhanabad.

This uproar was a result of two suicide blasts in two churches in Lahore’s Christian neighborhood, Youhanabad on March 15, 2015. As a result, about 15 congregants from both churches were killed along with more than 80 got injured. Soon after the bombings, agitated Christians of the neighborhood gathered in masses and started protesting. It has been claimed that about 4,000 Christians turned up in protest on the streets of Lahore that day. During these protests, government and public properties were damaged and ransacked a s result of which, police booked hundreds of Christians.