Another blasphemy row has broken out in a Lahore township where Christians fear they may become targets of violence. Adnan Masih, a 25-year-old Christian teacher, has been in hiding since 8 October after being accused of writing blasphemous comments in a book about Islam.
According to an employee of a glass and aluminium business, the book was left in the shop where Adnan’s brother also happens to work. Consequently, the shop owner, Mushtaq Masih, was immediately taken into custody in Adnan’s place. In addition, the brother and uncle of the accused are being held illegally for the same reason.
Christians residing in this area of Lahore, known as Bahadar Pura Bahar colony, say they fear a repeat of the devastating riot that took place in Joseph Colony during March of this year. Local police have been urged by Release partners to implement security measures in order to protect Christians and avoid any further outbreak of unnecessary violence
Source: Release Partners
- Pray for God’s peace and protection over the Christian families in Lahore.
- Ask Him to intervene on behalf of those who are being unjustly detained.
- Pray that the accusers discover the truth of the Gospel for themselves.