Muslim man forced a sixteen-year-old girl to have sexual intercourse with him in her own house at gunpoint.
The murders, both under investigation, have created a new concern for Pakistan’s Christian community.
In Pakistan, Christians make up between 80% to 90% of the sanitation workforce.
The couple was arrested in July 2013 under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and the session court sentenced them to death by hanging.
The Christian girl was working in a medicine factory given that her school was closed down due to COVID-19 restrictions.
An eight-year-old Christian girl was raped by a Muslim teacher in Lahore, Pakistan.
Targeting vulnerable religious communities through sexual violence and exploitation of women
Catholics and Protestants, accompanied by pastors and bishops, demonstrated against this decision on the 11th of June, in vain.
The U.S State Department re-designated Pakistan “Country of Particular Concern” for severe violations of religious freedom.