International Christian Concern, the watchdog of persecution, has documented another example of Pakistani Christians who have been denied humanitarian assistance because of their religious identity.
On Sunday April 5, more than 100 Christian families from the village of Sandha Kalan, located in the Kasur district in Pakistan’s Punjab province, were expelled from the food aid distribution program, ICC reported. Shahakeel Ahmed, a local defender of Islam and human rights, told the ICC that Sheikh Abdul Haleem Hamid, a cleric at the local mosque, decided that food aid would be distributed only to Muslim families.
Ahmed reportedly protested this discrimination and raised his voice against the decision made by the ulema. However, this protest was not heard.
Speaking to the ICC, Ahmed said that “I condemn this inhumane and discriminatory act by my Muslim village colleagues and stand in solidarity with the poor population in the village. “
“Therefore a group of like-minded people collect donations from liberal Muslims to expand foodstuffs to this vulnerable sector – Christians in this country, “he added.
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