International Christian Voice strongly condemns the violent, barbaric, and inhuman treatment of Patras and Sajid Masih.

By : Peter Bhatti

Dear friends As you may be aware, allegations of blasphemy were laid against a 17-year-old Pakistani Christian named Patras Masih last week in Shahdara, Pakistan. The allegations, spread through loud speakers from the local mosque, stated that Patras shared blasphemous content on social media, following which religious groups demanded his arrest. The Christian community residing in the immediate area has been forced to hide or flee from their homes due to the growing violence and threats leveled at them. An FIR registered against Patras under the Blasphemy Law, 295-C, carries a mandatory death sentence. Patras and his cousin, Sajid Masih, were taken into custody on February 23, 2018, where Sajid reportedly fell off of the fourth floor of the building, resulting in serious injuries. It has since been revealed that Sajid and Patras were both brutally tortured and forced to sexually assault one another while in custody at the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) cyber crime wing in Punjab, which led to Sajid's attempt to escape. It is significant to note that members of the religious party that incited violence against the accused in Shahdara were present at the FIA building whilst the investigation was taking place; something that is highly peculiar and irregular. Sajid Masih is currently recovering in hospital in critical condition. International Christian Voice strongly condemns the violent, barbaric, and inhuman treatment of Patras and Sajid Masih at the hands of FIA officials. Pakistani law enforcement authorities have continually undermined the basic rights of religious minorities in Pakistan, inciting violence against those accused on baseless allegations under the country's Blasphemy Laws. The failure of the police and federal law enforcement to protect the safety of the accused is extremely disconcerting and despicable and their torturous practices are unacceptable. We strongly urge the Pakistani government to hold to account and reprimand those responsible for these heinous acts. Please pray for Sajid and Patras Masih, as well as the entire Christian community in Pakistan that continues to be victimized and persecuted for their Christian belief. Peter Bhatti Chairman International Christian Voice Canada.

You May Also Like

MORE than one year passed but our area SOLDIER BAZAR road in worst condition regret and disappointment no concern want to re-build the road in better quality which last long pe

 M riodore regret and disappoint more then 1 years gone but our area SOLDIER BAZAR road in worst condition.  Even registered complai

Simple mechanical respirators in place of sophisticated ventilators for reducing Coronavirus deaths in USA

Dear Editor

Sub: - Suggestion for fighting Coronavirus epidemic more effectively

 It seems the death-toll in the USA due t

Educational Reform in France

No matter how many efforts all countries carry out in order to improve their respective education systems, reality comes to show that school failur

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book. ,