Expressing solidarity: Children upset over Badami Bagh incident

Published: March 10, 2013
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A protester burns belongings from Christian houses in Lahore on Saturday. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/ EXPRESS

A protester burns belongings from Christian houses in Lahore on Saturday. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/ EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI: 

Some 1,500 under-privileged children from the Christian community who attend afternoon coaching classes to help them catch up in school could not concentrate on their studies because they were disturbed by the incident in Badami Bagh, Lahore, according to a press release.

The children, from various missionary schools in the city, expressed solidarity for the people who lost their homes in the unfortunate incident in which a mob burnt down homes and pray for a more tolerant Pakistan.

Instigated by a man who alleged that a Christian had made blasphemous remarks, the mob set fire to homes and forced residents to flee.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2013.

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  • Khalid Gill
    Mar 13, 2013 - 12:01AM

    Strongly condemned brutal attack on Christians on Noor Road,Badami Bagh, Joseph Colony Lahore-Pakistan and demanded to total repealment of blasphemy laws at once and provide protection to all religious minorities of Pakistan. Also appealed to release innocent young Christian Sawan Masih falsely involved in 295/c case.
    Human Dignity Defender Khalid Gill,
    Chief Coordinator, Global Human Rights Associations Alliance(GHRAA).

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