Christian Farm Laborer Beaten to Death in Pakistan

Muslim landowner and others accuse him of theft.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim landowner in Pakistan on Monday (Feb. 6) beat a Catholic farm laborer to death, claiming he had stolen oranges from his orchard, the victim’s family said. The killing follows the shooting death last month of another Christian in the country after he stopped Muslims from stealing from his […]

Muslim Throws Acid on Young Christian Woman in Pakistan

Would-be suitor confesses to retaliation attack. 

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday (Feb. 1) threw acid on a 19-year-old Christian woman for refusing his pressure to enter into relationship and convert to Islam, sources said. Sunita Masih, who lives with her sister after the death of her parents, left the house in Masoom Shah Colony, […]

Bill in Pakistan Would Expand Misused Blasphemy Law

Muslim threatens colleague in retaliation over work conflict.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed legislation to make the country’s blasphemy laws stricter even as their blatant misuse again came to light in a threat to falsely charge a Christian woman. The woman, a Catholic widow, was terrified after a Muslim colleague threatened to file the false blasphemy […]

Christian Falsely Accused of Blasphemy, Father Says

Image posted in social media group sends sanitation worker to jail.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – His voice shaky, Saleem Masih said his family has been living in fear since Nov. 29, when his son was arrested on false accusations of blasphemy – which can carry the death penalty in Pakistan. Officials of the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cybercrime unit took Ishtiaq Saleem, a 31-year-old father of […]

Sikh in India Leads Pastor into Knife Attack

Church leader works as taxi driver.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian pastor in northern India who drives a taxi for a living didn’t think he had anything to fear when a well-mannered Sikh asked him to take a slight detour. Pastor Sukhdev Mark, 47, had dropped him off the previous night at a hotel in Ambala, Haryana state after […]

Christian Family Suffers after Arrests at Birthday Party

Mother, others jailed after false allegations by Hindu extremists.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother and her family in northern India have suffered assaults and threats since she and others were arrested from her son’s birthday party on false accusations of fraudulent conversion, her husband said. “Our lives have turned into a living hell as we struggle to survive each day with […]

Hindu Relatives Suspected of Killing Christian in India

Family members threatened to burn him alive, sources say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians in eastern India suspect a church member’s Hindu family killed him last month for refusing to renounce his faith, sources said. In West Bengal state’s Gobindapur village, Jhargram District, Hindu relatives of Madhab Gorai had threatened to burn him to death and feared his faith jeopardized his daughter’s impending […]

Two More Christians Accused of Blasphemy Receive Bail

Those accused on spurious grounds spend years in jail.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Two Christians accused of blasphemy, including one who has spent four years in jail, have obtained bail from the Supreme Court of Pakistan, sources said. Following the release on bail earlier last week of another Christian accused of blasphemy, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday (Aug. 24) […]

Supreme Court of Pakistan Grants Bail in Blasphemy Case

Justice expresses concern over abuses of law.  

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A two-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday (Aug. 23) granted bail to a Christian in a blasphemy case, with one of the justices expressing concern over blatant misuse of the law, the attorney of the accused said. Attorney Rana Abdul Hameed said this was the first […]

Christian Parents in Pakistan Denied Custody of Kidnapped Girl

Separately, 14-year-old Nayab Gill escapes captors, sources say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Refusing to review evidence from a Christian couple trying to recover their 12-year-old daughter after she was allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert and marry, a judge in Pakistan last week denied them custody, sources said. Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan of the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi Bench on Thursday […]