Christians join rally to support Rohingya Muslims


Christians on Tuesday joined Muslims in Lahore to protest what they say is genocide being committed in Myanmar against Rohingyas in western Rakhine state.

Dozens of Christian joined the protest outside the Press Club in Lahore urging UN intervention to end alleged violence against the minority Muslim ethnic group.

Christian leader Saleem Gabriel said they also took part in the protest to show solidarity with Pakistani Muslims.

“They are our brothers we share their grief and support their movement against this religious violence.”

Unconfirmed media reports say hundreds of Muslims have been killed and thousands displaced since violence flared in May after claims that three Rohingya Muslims raped and then murdered a Buddhist girl.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal Azhari, the Punjab president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan Party welcomed the Christian demonstration in Lahore.

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