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People of good conscience in the UK mourn the victims of Sri Lanka bombings at several events

In the wake of the devastating bomb attacks on churches in Sri Lanka the global mourning amongst people of good conscience from all walks of life has been  palpable. Events have sprung up across the UK as well as across the globe starting with a memorial service on Thursday 25th April, at Beulah Family Church, Thornton Heath,  at which Pastor Ceaser led the event and involved several other Tamil Pastors. Before the short service which featured on BBC's Songs of Praise a candlelight vigil was held in rememberance of the dead invited guests Wilson and Juliet Chowdhry of the British Asian Christian Association, spoke about the need ...

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Asylum seekers attacked in Negombo in wake of Church bomb attacks

Several migrant groups in Sri Lanka have been seeking protection in the police stations of Negombo after a series of attacks. Afghan and Pakistani asylum seekers have complained about threats to their lives from the local community after the series of bomb attacks. See Reuters News story (here) We spoke to one of the frightened asylum seekers, he described events of the past few days and explained how dangerous the situation is, he said: "For the last 4 days large groups of local Sri Lankans have been threatening to kill us if we stay in our homes. "Some homes have been attacked in Sea Street, and Peter Mendes Road and in the ...

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BPCA reaches victims of Zion Church, Batticaloa

BPCA National Executive Anton Kyanq (centre) meets victims at Zion Church Batticaloa More than 100 families were affected by the bomb attack in batticaloa and out of 19 of the families atending the church 29 members were killed. We met the wife of Pastor Thirukkumaran's whose son Thirukkumaran Shalom Malkiya (11 yrs) was killes in the attack.  She said:"I agonise over the loss of my young son who never even had the chance to experience much life in this world. "he was a happy, contented son who never said bad who had many friends and few enemies if any. "These killers have shaken our peace and left our family and many others in great di...

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Peace Vigil to be held outside Ilford Town Hall to remember victims of Sri Lanka Bomb Attack

A multi-cultural and multi faith peace vigil is to be held outside Ilford Town Hall tomorrow at 6.30pm.   The event which is organised by British Pakistani Christian Association and both Ilford and Newham branches of Emmanuel Christian Centre (Tamil Churches.   At the event a bagpiper will be playing a lament before and after a one minute silence to the 300+ innocent people who were killed in the attack. We are urging people of all faiths shocked by the attack to come and join us in solidarity for the victims of this latest devastating attack. Event:  Together Stronger (vigil for Sri Lanka)Time:    ...

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Death toll rises in Sri Lanka after 10 bombs detonate in churches and hotels

As Easter celebrations were taking place across Sri Lanka in particular within the cities of Colombo and Negombo - where the largest Christian communities exist - a depraved series of bomb attacks on churches and exclusive hotels brought terror to revellers and tourists. Early reports focused on 8 explosions but by the end of the day the final count was 10 in which over 200 people were killed and at least a further 400 injured. In the early hours of Easter Day (21st April 2019) at approximately 8.30am (3am GMT) while churches were in the midst of celebrations of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a spate of terrorist attacks across the country ripp...

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Holi celebration in Pakistan leads to kidnap of two Hindu girls - later forced into Islamic marriage

Image: BPCA Friend Cllr Sham Lal, met with the family of the kidnapped girls on our behalf. L-R Clr Sham Lall (46 yrs), Abji Mother of the sisters (48 yrs), Father Hari Das (60 yrs) and brother Shamaan Das (30 yrs)Two Hindu sisters who converted to Islam and their alleged rapist husbands will be provided security by the federal government, the Islamabad High Court ruled on Tuesday.Please sign our petition (click here) Holi is an ancient festival popularly known as the "festival of love", or the "festival of colours". It is a celebration steeped in ancient beliefs and customs, at it's core it is about the victory of good over evil, rekindling broken relationship...

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Rapist who forcibly Islamically married Christian wife and mother of three still on the loose

Naveed Iqbal (37 yrs), Saima (35 yrs) and Danish (8 yrs) A family's tumultuous period of running from home to home as they sought protection from the violent rapist of a Christian wife and mother of three children has come to an end, after British Pakistani Christian Association stepped in and put them in a safe house.  Rapist Khalid Satti who kidnapped Saima Iqbal (35 yrs) 0n 25th February 2019, from her home, before her two of her three children has been scouring the community with violent friends of his trying to find the family so he can thwart justice. Please sign our petition calling for justice for abducted, raped force Is...

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Abducted, raped and forced into Islamic marriage 15 YO Shalet has now been rescued and has given testimony of her ordeal!

Escapee Shalet has boldly spoken about her ordeal in court. A 15 year old Christian victim of the latest forced Islamic marriage incident to rock Pakistan has been rescued from her captor and has given testimony to her ordeal. This morning (10th April 2019) at 3am a 'planned' police raid at an undisclosed home in Faisalabad enabled young Shalet Javed to escape the clutches of Muslim rapist Zafar Iqbal. Due to a police bungle Zafar managed to escape arrest by fleeing the scene of the crime before their arrival. On March 25th of this year  Shalet Javed left her family home in Dhandra, Faisalabad after an altercation with her sibling. Shalet didn't wander the str...

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Wilson and Hannah Chowdhry interviewed by Gateway Gazette on MATV

On Thursday 28th March Hannah and Wilson Chowdhry from the British Pakistani Christian Associataion were interviewed by Gateway Gazette, a Pakistani Christian current affairs programme, which airs on MATV.  Anchor John Bosco asked several questions relating to the current status of a number of Christian victims of persecution in Pakistan and Hannah Chowdhry's election onto both the Redbridge Youth Council and Essex Youth Council. Hannah is the first UK teenager to represent two constituencies.  You can watch the interview here:

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Christian teenager angry with parents visits Muslim family friend only to be sold into sexual slavery

A Pakistani Christian girl was sold to a Muslim rapist by a Muslim woman who was close friends with her parents. The man who is known to traffick young girls has now said that teenager is in an Islamic marriage with him - forcing the parents into a long and difficult court case in order to rescue their child from his clutches.  Please sign our petition (click here) On March 25th of this year their 15 year old daughter Shalet Javed left her family home in Dhandra, Faisalabad after an altercation with her sibling. Shalet didn't wander the streets aimlessly. She headed straight to the house of a trusted family friend, Goshi (36 yrs) ar...

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