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CHRISTIANS FLEE AFTER BLASPHEMY ACCUSATION

Several Islamic clerics and a few Christian leaders held a press conference at a police station in Lahore, Pakistan, on February 20 to send a message to at least 800 families who l ed a Christian neighbourhood in the city after a 20-year-old Christian man was accused of posting blasphemous content on Facebook, causing an angry mob to form.

The press conference was held at the Shahdara Police Station, after which a joint statement was signed calling for Christians to return and live peacefully with their Muslim neighbours, as before. The statement also noted that “the Christian community has guaranteed that they would not interfere in the religious matters of Muslims any further. And neither would any such incident [of disrespect] take place anymore. [Christians] will respect the religion of Muslims and holy places and their religious festivals and they [the leaders] will teach this to the members of their community”.

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