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Youhanabad Suicide Attack Protester Usman Shaukat Died in Jail


Usman Shaukat was 29 years old who died mysteriously in the Punjab police custody in jail among 44 falsely implicated in Youhanabad church blast. But police said that he died of heart attack. Usman left behind him a widow and two young children.

Youhanabad Suicide Attack Protester Usman Shaukat Died in Jail

One Christian Indryas Gulaam also died in jail because he was not provided proper medical assistance according to jail menu just because he was Christian.

Mr. Aslam Pervaiz Sahotra Chairman of Masiha Millat Party is also very sick in jail who was arrested during protest.

During Sunday service on March 15, 2015 twin suicide attacks near Saint John Catholic Church and Christ Church in Youhanabad area in Lahore claimed 15 lives. In this incident there were 70 people who got injured. The ceremony included more than 500 people.

Some unknown miscreants opened fire near one church after which the blast occurred whereas suicide bomber exploded him outside the second church on being stopped at the gate.

Two young children estimated to be eight and fourteen years of age and a security guard was among those killed.

Tahreek –e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility of suicide bombing on Churches and threatened more attacks in different cities of Pakistan.

Christian community announced three days mourning whereas missionary schools announced to remain close in Karachi and across Punjab in the view of the suicide attacks on the churches.

Later, a massive crowd gathered outside the General Hospital Lahore chanting slogans against the Punjab government.

People were of the view that despite of threats from terrorist organizations adequate facility was not provided to the churches and they had secured churches on their own whereas the protesters had also demanded accountability from the government.

The protesters are also damaging the government property and plundering on the streets of the metropolis.

The Punjab police was trying to control and disperse the enormous incited protesters.
Federal Minister for Ministries Kamran Michael reached the scene to negotiate with the protesters but the enraged citizens did not allowed him to carry on the talks as a result of which he returned and later visited the General Hospital to console the injured.

Over one hundred Christian protesters were arrested and charged under anti-terror laws. They were kept in Kot Lakhpat Jail on non bail able warrant.

Christian prisoners in jail are still in need of our prayers.