Crowd attacks Pakistani village; 1,500 Christians flee
Catholic World News - May 22, 2013
Residents of the Muslim village of Chak 30 attacked the Christian village of Chak 31 in the Pakistani province of Punjab after local Christians were accused of being disrespectful towards Islam.
According to the Fides news agency, when Christian villagers called for police protection, a policeman led a crowd of 60 Muslims in an attack on Chak 31. An estimated 1,500 Christians fled their village, and 20 Christians were arrested.
In a separate attack, a Muslim murdered a 14-year-old Catholic boy in Khushpur, the Catholic village sometimes known as the “Vatican of Pakistan.” The boy’s father and brother were also injured in the attack, which was related to a land dispute.
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