Muslims mob attacks Francis Colony destroying Christian shops and Churches


Gjranwala: April 3, 2013. (PCP) Five Christians were injured with firing, more than dozen shops of Christians were destroyed and Churches were vanalized in Francis Colony in city of Gujranwala when Muslim mob attacked after calls from loudspeakers fr

There was arguement among Christian-Muslim youth of area when Easter Prayers were being offered on Sunday in different Churches in Francis Colony which was objected by Muslims. The Muslim around Francis Colony used loud speakers of mosque to gather Muslims and asked them to teach lesson to infidel Christians. Francis Colony is new settlement of Christians on outskirts of Gujranwala on Sheikhupura raod surrounded by Muslim residential areas. The Muslim mob attacked Churches, destroyed Christian,s Shops, damaged households of Christian and injured women and children. The Christian elders of Francis Colony appraoched police and requested for safety and lodging of FIR against Muslim attackers but no action was taken. Today, Muslim mob gathered around Francis Colony and started firing when three Christians recieved bullet injuries and fifteen were injured with sticks. The angry Muslim mob set on fire more that fifteen wagens, Rickshawas, buses and trucks on main Gujranwala-Sheikhupura road. The police also fired live rounds and opened tear gas shells on peaceful Christian protestors who were gathered in Francis Colony to demand justice and action against Muslim attackers. The situation is tense uptill filing of this story and district adminstration is trying to calmn down situation.

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