Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A Christian student punished for using school toilets by Muslim Headteacher

Faisalabad:LEAD's concerned have been expressed on rising hate crimes against Christians in Pakistan and urged government of Pakistan to promote interfaith harmony in true spirit to end religious hatred and violence against Christians due to their faith.

Sardar Mushtaq Gill,Human Rights Defender strongly condemns the shocking and heartbreaking incident of locking Christian girl student in toilets for three hours that she dared to use toilet which is used by Muslim students.

According to local media reports of Sumundri, in Punjab province of Pakistan, the Headmistress of Government Girls Primary School Chack Number 228 GB, Zahida Rana tortured ,beaten and then locked a Christian Student Sara Bibi in washroom for three hours to punish her on using same washroom which is being used by Muslim girls. 
Headmistress Zahida Rana when beating Christian student Sara Bibi yelled “You are Christian an infidel (Kafir) and how you dared to use washroom which Muslim girls use”

The Christian student Sara Bibi kept crying and begging for freedom for three hours when she was locked in washroom but she was not freed until school times ended.

It is common and many cases daily surfaced in which Christian cannot eat in Muslim owned restaurant, schools, colleges, office buildings nor they can drink water in same the utensil which is worst kind of religious hatred in Pakistan but this new shocking trend of prohibition on use of toilets in schools is inexpressible in words.

Last month,Saddique Azam, a Catholic Christian teacher posted as head teacher at a small village Primary School Pernawa near Phool Nagar, was badly and severely beaten and tortured by a group of extremist Muslim teachers who are working as teacher under his head teacher ship. They have grudge and taunt him by saying "Choora" a derogatory and hatred word which is being used against Christian by Muslims in Pakistan

We at LEAD provide free legal assistance and advocacy to those victims of religious discrimination and violence who can not afford to bear heavy legal cost of counsels and it is only possible with your support and our request to support our work for such poor victim. 

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