CLAAS regret to inform that today on 1st of July, 2009 in the city of Kasur south, east of Lahore Pakistan 100 Christian houses and Churches have been burned by local Muslims. The riots were incited by broadcast from local mosques. This incident reminds of another one on 6th of February, 1997 when thousands of Christian’s houses, Churches were burned and hundreds of Christians were injured.
CLAAS office got the news this morning and Mr. Joseph Francis, National Director CLAAS is on the scene with CLAAS staff helping injured Christians transferred to Lahore, two mini vans have been hired for this purpose. So far 9 burned women and 4 children have been transferred to Lahore at CLAAS Rehabilitation Centre for further medical treatment. All of them have been injured by throwing acid on the them. Local police have arrived on the scene but the situation is out of control as thousands of Muslims have gathered for this purpose.
Mr. Joseph Francis National Director CLAAS is there with his team to find the facts about the incident as soon as we get some details we will notify all of you.
We ask for your support and prayer in this matter.
M. A. Joseph Francis