World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


A Christian killed for his faith


A Christian killed for his faith


Xavier William

Younas Masih 55, a resident of Chaman, Baluchistan Province was shoot 5 times by un-identified men on 31st January while returning home. His condition was very critical, he passed away on Monday afternoon.

According to the details, Masih worked at a local company in Chaman, he was very honest and firm in his faith and was actively involved in the Church activities.

Masih was asked by his colleagues to embrace Islam, but he refused and stood firm in his belief. He tried to ignore the heated conversations with his colleagues. He was threatened of dire consequences.

He had a heated discussion with his colleagues on this matter, on 31st January Masih was returning home, he was stopped and shot 5 times. He was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.

The doctors operated and took out the 5 bullets and shifted him to the ICU ( Intensive Care Unit). He remained unconscious for 3 days, Masih`s son tried to reach the police, but they refused to register the FIR for the incident.

Despite several attempts the police department refused to comment or even look into the matter.

Monday afternoon Younis Masih passed away in the hospital. His wife has been unconscious and the family is devastated on Masih`s death.

Human Rights organization Life for All condemned the incident and demanded immediate action in the matter. We question the scornful attitude of the authorities. The year 2012 was a worst year for the minorities in Pakistan. They were deprived of the their rights and discriminated at various levels.

This is really tragic, it broke my heart to know that an innocent has been killed for his faith. They threatened him various times and the most devastating behavior of the concerned authorities. Specially the police reacted in a very insensitive way, we demand protection of lives and properties of the minorities in Pakistan. The authorities must ensure that the basic rights of the minorities ate safe guarded.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On How Obama’s Supreme Court Choice Says Everything (Bad) About His Presidency

Nothing has epitomised the presidency of Barack Obama quite like his Supreme Court nominees. Time and again, Republican presidents will blithely nominate right wing ideological extremists (Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas) who only sometimes misfire and turn out to be liberals in disguise (David Souter). Yet Obama has consistently skipped over the judicially qualified liberals and gone for a succession of centrists... More>>

ALSO:

Turkey: UN Secretary-General On The Terrorist Bombing In Ankara

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara earlier today. According to the latest reports, the explosion in the Kizilay district killed and wounded dozens of people. More>>

ALSO:

Five Years On: Fukushima And New Zealand

Science Media Centre: It was the worst nuclear event since Chernobyl. In the wake of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, a crippled Japanese nuclear powerplant went into meltdown, and the world watched as emergency workers scrambled to shut down and contain the reactors. More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF: 1 In 3 Syrian Children Has Grown Up Knowing Only Crisis

An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children - have been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes more than 151,000 children born as refugees since 2011. More>>

ALSO:

Franklin Lamb: Syria’s Truce Bodes Well For Salvaging Our Cultural Heritage

The tentative cessation of hostilities in Syria, which came into effect on 2/28/2016, brokered by Washington and Moscow, is only in its second week... It is well documented that there have been daily incidents of artillery shelling, airstrikes and clashes. Yet, for the nearly 12 million displaced civilians, half of Syria’s population, it’s a much welcomed respite. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Rubio’s Last Stand (And Sleater-Kinney)

Well, it certainly was entertaining to watch Rubio succeed in getting under Donald Trump’s skin the other day, in the last debate before tomorrow’s Super Tuesday multi-state sweepstakes... The real killer for Rubio was that the most recent poll from Florida which shows him losing his home state to Trump by a huge margin in the primary due on March 15. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news