Five Pakistani Christian families flee their home after teenager falsely accused of blasphemy

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Asia, newsletter-asia

Pakistan, November 12, 2017: Five Pakistani Christian families were forced to flee their homes after teenager from one of the families was accused of blasphemy.

According to reports the families from the village of Sukheki in the Punjab province went into hiding last Friday after a fake Facebook page that resembled a news channel accused Sonu Arshad, 18, of blasphemy.

The account posted a picture of Arshad and asked local Muslims to “burn his church and give him the death penalty.”

The post angered the local Muslim community who formed a mob after Friday prayers, forcing the police to take control of the matter to prevent it getting out of hand.

Police have launched an investigation into who setup the Facebook page.

– claas

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