By Namta Gupta
New Delhi, May 11, 2020: A Church was desecrated by a group with the intention of grabbing the land belonging to the minisucle Christian community. The attack took place on May 9th 2020 at Hakimpura, Tehseel Ferozewala of District Sheikhupura of Pakistan’s Punjab.
Aun Abbas and Ali Dhan, s/o Malik Niaz, are said to be the brains behind the attack and have been eyeing this property for past 22 years. The Pak Christian community says that these people oragnized a group of 5-6 other unknown perpetrators with the ill-intention of gabbing the land.
Due to lockdown, the Church was shut down to prevent the spread of COVID 19, but the main accused used the absence of congregation to launch an attack.
Pastor Samuel Hadayat holding papers of the Church property told the assembled Christians how the Holy Cross and the Church property including gates were vandalized.
There is widespread anger in the community due to this latest desecration in Pakistan.
Police, with a view to silence the community, arrested two accomplices but refrained from touching the main accused.
Due to continuous persecution of minorities in Pakistan, many have been forced to take shelter in India, forcing the Indian government to initiate a controversial Citizenship law that aims to provide Citizenship to the persecuted minorities like Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists of troubled states like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.