Activists are demanding the release of two Pakistani Christians recently arrested for preaching the gospel to young Muslims in Lahore.
Muslim student Haroon Ahmad filed a first information report on Feb. 13 against Haroon Masih and Salamat Masih accusing them of insulting Islam.
“We were in the Model Town park when Haroon gave me a book titled The Water of Life. Both of them deliberately started preaching the Christian religion. During this they started blasphemy in front of my three friends and other people,” Ahmad stated.
“He said that Prophet Muhammad is stray and the Bible is a protected book while the Quran is not. The accused are terrorizing the country. The organized group who published and printed this book must be arrested.”
Journalist and human rights defender Marvi Sirmed denied Ahmad’s claim.
“Haroon and Salamat told this guy that they weren’t preaching to anyone and were quietly reading their own sacred book. The Muslims are getting more and more aggressive,” she tweeted.
“Punjab’s government must act sensibly. For a change, support the weaker minority community here and make every possible arrangement to prevent violence against Christians of Lahore.”
Haroon Masih has obtained provisional bail but police at Model Town police station denied knowing the whereabouts