Skip to comments.Pakistan : Christian youth’s murder condemned
Posted on 05/03/2004 4:59:56 AM PDT by Qaz_W
LAHORE The Commission for Peace and Human Development (CPHD) on Sunday expressed serious concern over the murder of a Christian youth in the name of religion. Javed Anjum, 19, of 291GB Village in Toba Tek Singh district, allegedly died after five days of torture by the administration of a seminary in 323GB of Trindi village.
Waseem Anthony, executive director of the CPHD, said Javeds crime was that he drank water from a tap near the seminary. His relatives said the torturers had tried to force Javed to convert to Islam as well. Mr Anthony said that the administration allegedly asked police to book the youth in a theft case, but the police refused because he was dying. His relatives later took him to Allied Hospital, where he died.
In the wake of government claims that they are trying to make Pakistan a moderate and tolerant state, religious intolerance in any form is totally unacceptable and should be done away with immediately, Mr Anthony said. The CPHD director asked the government to investigate the incident and punish his murderers. staff report