Rape and Assault of Christian Girls on the Rise In Pakistan

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The assault on Christian girls in Pakistan continues, and the number of cases has risen to an alarming rate.

One of the most recent incidents targeting the country’s Christian minority is the alleged rape of two teenage girls at gunpoint in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Release International reports that the girls, aged 14 and 16, were attacked on their way to the toilet in a village in Jaranwala district on November 28.

According to the Deccan Herald, the victims’ father filed a complaint with the local police when his daughters did not return.

The girls were found unconscious on a road several kilometers from the village. They were rushed to the district headquarters hospital and declared out of danger.

Station house officer Lundianwala Muhammad Nasir said that a First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against the suspects and that Muhammad Shabaz, one of the four suspects, has been arrested.

The girls’ family said however that they have been threatened not to press charges and that the police have impeded efforts to gather medical evidence.

There have been similar stories in the press in recent months. Shoebat.com published a story of one attack on a 16-year-old Christian girl, Saba Bibi, in which she was tied up and raped in turn by six Muslim men.

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SOURCE: Laurice Chavez 
Christian Today

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