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Five Christian families were forced to flee their home village after a member of their community was falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam. Accusations of blasphemy against religious minorities often precipitates instances of communal violence. According to reports, police quickly got the situation under control and have determined that the accusations leveled against the Christians, made on Facebook, was false. 

11/12/2017 Pakistan (Christians in Pakistan) – Five Christian families in Pakistan were compelled to leave their homes and village as an 18-year-old youth among them has been falsely accused of committing blasphemy. As indicated by media reports, these families are inhabitants of Sukheki village, somewhere in the range of 200 kilometers from Lahore.

These Christian families needed to escape their homes after the photo of a Christian youth was shared on Facebook and individuals of the range were induced to kill him and consume the congregation. There are reports that a Muslim mob had likewise been composed to attack the Christian young man.

Police authorities told that circumstance was brought under control a case had been enlisted against the individuals who had made this phony Facebook page. Cop Tahir Hussain told that there was no proof of the Christian boy named Arshad had submitted any blasphemy whatsoever. It was a phony campaign. The issue has been sent to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with the goal that the offenders behind the page could be found.

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