Breaking News: Muslims set on fire 40 Christian Homes, Children and Women burnt to death


Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan: July 31, 2009. (PCP report) Many Children and Women are feared burnt to death in 40 homes of Christians set on fire by Muslim attackers in village Korian in district Toba Tek, Punjab.

The Faisalabad-Gojra Road is blocked by Muslim mob who are lying on road to block any help to reach village Korian where homes of Christians are burning. The teams of CLAAS and SLMP have left Lahore for Toba Tek after call from Christians in Gojra who are also hiding in homes on fear of attack by Muslims. According to PCP sources in Toba Tek, which is also district headquarter, there was a marriage cermony of a Christian in village Korian on Sunday where large gathering of Children, Women and Men of relatives were present for celebration. The Muslim accused one boy in home of marriage cermony that he have burnt down the pages of Holy Koran. The elders of Christians and Muslims in village met to defuse tension on clarification of christian youth that he have not burnt pages of Koran. On night of July 30, 2009, at 9:00 PM the Muslims of Village Korian announced on loudspeakers of mosque to gather and teach lesson to infidel Christians who are protecting accused of blasphemy on burning holy pages of Koran. The nearby villages also made same announcements from mosque and Muslims gathered before homes of Christians in large numbers. “Allha Oh Akbar” “Kill infidels” and Muslim mob started setting on fire homes of Christians. As it was night the Christian Children, Women and Men with fear locked their doors to hide inside. According to PCP, many Children, Women and Men are also burnet to death inside homes. When news of attack on Christians came to District Police Officer in Toba Tek, he ordered deployment of police and Fire Brigade but Muslim mob blocked roads by lying on road. It is second incident of burning homes of Christian in Punjab province when Muslim mob on accusation of blasphemy attacked village Bahamin Wala in district Kasur on July 1, 2009. According to Pakistan electronic media, Chief Minister of Punjab have ordered DPO Toba Tek to reach to village Korian and take control of situation but still Faisalabad-Gojra Road is blocked by Muslims. Talking to PCP, CLAAS Director Joseph Francis and SLMP Chief Sohail Johnson told PCP that they on way to Gojra to reach Village Korian and it will take 4 hours because weather is not good. There is widespread fear among Christians in Punjab province on safty and security of life from attacks of extremist Muslims and misuse of blasphemy laws. The details are awaited of this barbaric incident of burning Children, Women and Men in homes by Muslims as SLMP and CLASS teams approach the secne of incident.

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