Christian inmates of Adiala Jail Rawalpindi go on hunger strike on denial of congregational prayers by jail officials.
21 Mar 2007
Pakistan; March 21, 2007. Christian Prisoners in District Jail Adiala protest against jail management for not allowing them congregational prayer. Jail superintendent Saif Ullah Gondal castigated Christian Prisoners for offering their congregational
Today, all Christian Prisoners in District Jail Adiala refused their meal provided by jail staff and announced hunger strike till the grant of permission of congregational prayer in the jail.
It is pertinent to mention here that the place, which is fixed for Christian Prisoners congregational prayer is occupied by Muslim prisoners.
Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP) came to know by reliable sources that Christian Prisoners are persecuted in the jail for their demand for congregational prayer.
Chief Coordinator SLMP contacted Deputy Superintendent Noor-ul-Hassan Bhagela to know about the situation, who denied any such situation.