Muslim mob attacks Christian worshipers killing one woman and injuring 28.
04 Mar 2009
Gujranwala, Pakistan: March 3, 2009. (SLMP reports for PCP) The Christian Mass services were in progressing with dedication of worshipers in a Presbyterian Church in remote town of Aroop in Gujranwala district of Punjab province of Pakistan when a
It was 8.00 PM of March 2, 2009, the silence of village like town of Mangowala Aroop was broken by bursts of guns and Christian worshipers were falling with bullet injuries on Church floor to protecting their Church pastor The news of attack on Church broke out in village Aroop and other nearby villages on which Christian rushed to Presbyterian Church where blood was all over Church floor and cries of injured Christians.
The injured were rushed for medical care but a Christian woman worshiper named Shakeela died on spot.
A Christian social activist called Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan SLMP with its headquarters in Lahore and a team was dispatched to help injured and on fact finding mission.
According to the facts collected by Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan’s District Coordinator Gujranwala, some arguments arose between Christian and Muslim about a week ago at village Mangowala Aroop Police Station. To take revenge from Christians the village Muslims named Amjad, Balal, Zeeshan Azam and others decided to teach lesson and equipped with deadly arm weapons attacked on Presbyterian Church Gujranwala on 2nd March 2009. They opened fires at Christian mass A Christian lady named Shakeela received firearm injuries and got expired, whereas about 28 Christians are injured.
Police is denying legal action against the culprits, while funeral of Shakeela did not take place yet, it needs legal action against murder of Shakeela, and postmortem of dead body should be conducted for trial.
Christians of the area are going to stage a procession today on 3rd March 2009; they will demand justice and protection.
Mr. Sohail Johnson Chief Coordinator Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan condemned this brutal attack on Christians of Gujranwala.. He asked all friends and prayer partners to pray for Christians of Pakistan as situation is worsening day by day. Christians are in target of Muslim fundamentals, Muslim groups do not bear Christians in this country. They want this state to be an Islamic country with Islamic laws.