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Christians in Pakistan prevent desecration of cemetery

A Muslim trader tried to build a road to his property that would cut across the Christian cemetery

A group of Christians in the city of Shahkot in Pakistan prevented the desecration of a cemetery last week after they staged a protest action.

The demonstration was prompted by an attempt of a Muslim trader to build a road to his property that would cut across the Christian cemetery.

A group of faithful discovered the bulldozers and organized a protest, said a report on AsiaNews.



The report said that a group of Christians went to the cemetery to bury a body when they found a group of people who were digging and leveling the tombstones with a bulldozer.

The Christians were also prevented from burying the body in the cemetery.

The faithful immediately organized a protest by stopping traffic and demanding government action.

Alyas Sohtra, president of the Global Sohtra association, said the Christians “felt heartbroken by this story.”

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“We condemn the gesture and ask the government for justice so that religious minorities feel safe in Pakistan,” the report quoted Sohtra.

“I am grateful to the Christians who have come together to defend their rights and to the police who have stopped work on the cemetery,” added Sohtra.

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