Muslims and Christians united in Lahore, Pakistan in a public demonstration against the brutal massacre of 14 protestors killed in 2014. Though Christians are a religious minority in Pakistan, they joined forces against the police force which ended the lives of the political protestors. They wished to convey their condemnation of the government taking innocent lives, and also confirming the solidarity they had against injustice for all people.
07/05/2017 Pakistan (UCA) – Church leaders have joined a Muslim organization in demanding action against police officials responsible for killing 14 protesters three years ago.
“We condemn the inaction against those responsible for killing innocent people,” Father Morris Jalal founder and executive director of Catholic TV, told ucanews.com.
“We pray for justice for the victims, those who committed this brutality must be punished. The blood and sacrifice of the victims should bring change in our country,” he said.
Father Jalal was part of a delegation of priests from the Catholic Church’s interfaith commission who on June 30 presented floral wreaths and lit candles for political workers killed when police raided Minhaj ul Quran Secretariat in Lahore on June 17, 2014.
Clashes three years ago broke out after supporters of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek, a political party, protested attempts by the police to clear barriers outside their leader’s offices in the Model Town suburb of Lahore.