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PRESS RELEASE: Pakistan – IHRC is deeply concerned about the attacks on the Christian community in Pakistan

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We call on the Pakistani government to stand up for the rights of Christian communities.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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15 September 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Pakistan – IHRC is deeply concerned about the attacks on the Christian community in Pakistan
 
Islamic Human Rights Commission strongly condemns the burning of the Catholic Church in the Sambrial district. This latest attack follows the mob violence last month which systematically saw 40 homes and a Church destroyed. The spate of attacks on the Christian community is abhorrent and un-Islamic.
 
IHRC urges the government to be vigilant in their responsibility to the rights of minorities and protect them from such vigilante violence.
 
IHRC chair Massoud Shadjareh states:
 
“No place of worship should be abused in any way. We call on the Pakistani government to stand up for the rights of all communities and help quell the simmering sectarian tensions”

For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44) 7958522196, email: info@ihrc.org.[ENDS]

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The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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