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BACA trustee racially abused while using London bus calls for improved safety on buses

Juliet Chowdhry sharing a meal with Qaisor Pervaiz (a bomb survivor from the attack in Peshawar in 2013) and his family during a visit to Pakistan. Yesterday Juliet Chowdhry a trustee for the British Pakistani Christian Association spent the best part of 3 hours at Ilford Police Station where she was required to submit a report on the despicable racially aggravated public order offence she was subjected to while travelling on a Transport for London (TFL) Route 150 bus, via bus carriage company Arriva. The incident itself had occurred on Sunday 3rd November at around 6.30pm when Juliet had entered the bus via a stop opposite Fullwell Cross Swimming ...

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UK Christians given workshop on persecution in Pakistan

Image: Nissar Hussain brave persecution survivor from Bradford and Hannah Chowdhry BACA volunteer giving introductory speech for our workshops.  In early October British Asian Christian Association were given the privilege of speaking and holding workshops at an event titled 'Living Courageously under persecution'.  We used the opportunity to describe the persecution of Christians in South East Asia and similar persecution of Muslim converts in the UK. The event is an annual event and now in its 3rd year has become quite established.  Though the attendance was small many of those who attended were in senior positions within the church. Though BPCA has...

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Indian Christians return to their village from church to find destroyed remains of their homes

73 Indian Christians from the town of Sajjapuram Tanuka, Andra Pradesh, returned home from Church after a riveting Sunday service to find that their bamboo homes had been destroyed in a violent fire.  Despite their loss the entire community has thanked God that he protected them all in the confines of their church building 5km away, while the fire ravaged through their properties. On 27th of October 2019 while revellers of a small Christian enclave in Andra Pradesh attended Prayer Power Church, 5km from their village at 10.30am, they were left unaware of their homes being razed to the ground while they worshipped in safety.  ...

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Christian family speak to BACA of terror during Pak-Train fire that killed 74 people - BACA begin aid program!

Burning carriages illustrate woeful safety practices on Pakistan Railway a vital travel resource. Hear Mehwish Bhatti's full interview on UCB radio (click here) Our BPCA officer visited the burned out train A fire on a train from Karachi to Rawal Pindi has resulted in the death of 74 travellers at the last count and injured at least 40 others. The fire is believed to have begun after a portable gas canister being used by passengers to cook a traditional Pakistani breakfast exploded. Three carriages were set alight by the explosion as fire rapidly spread through the moving train.The accident took place near the town of Liaqu...

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BACA assist family of asylum seekers who mourn loss of 18 year old daughter to Systemic Lupus

Image: Distressed Pak-Christian asylum seekers after a raid at Santisuk Condo. A Refugee Family from Pakistan have sought the help of BACA to repatriate the corpse of their daughter back to Pakistan after she died of Systemic Lupus. Kazia Rehan, 18, first exhibited symptoms for the auto-immune disease in August 2019 at a time when she when she was working illegally as a part time waitress, to support her education, after her family fled Pakistan due to death threats and religious persecution. Young Kaiza before the onset of Systemic Lupus. After suffering from a mild fever, Kazia Rahan was first treated at a local Thai government hospital....

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BACA reports now published by Bishop of Truro independent review team for Persecuted Christians

BACA’s submissions to the Bishop of Truro’s 'Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) support for persecuted Christians' are now available online We are pleased to note that two of the three submissions presented by the British Asian Christian Association (when it was called the British Pakistani Christian Association - BPCA) to the Bishop of Truro’s 'Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) support for persecuted Christians' have just been published online by the Independent Review Team. They can be read at: https://christianpersecutionreview.org.uk/storage/2019/09/Pakistan-BPCA-Submission.pdfand https://christianpersecutionrevi...

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Judge leaves court after telling blasphemy victim that he cannot preside over appeal as it hurts his Islamic convictions!

Image of Nawab bibi wife of Zafar Bhatti A Christian man who claims to be falsely accused of blasphemy and given a life sentence has had his appeal postponed for a third time in a year. Zafar Bhatti was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012 after being arrested for blasphemy by police from Police station New Town, Rawalpindi.  A First Information report was lodged which claimed he had sent blasphemy texts from a mobile, something he denies.  It has been proven since then that the phone from which they were sent was registered to another person, Ghazala Khan. Whilst Ms khan was granted bail due to her own poor health and vulnerability as a female, Z...

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BPCA raises concerns over the nature of British educational aid programmes to Pakistan

Juliet Chowdhry Trustee for the BACA (centre) meets with sisters Sherish and Farzana who survived a brutal gunpoint gang-rape. Sign our petition to stop UK foreign aid to Pakistan (here) BPCA has expressed a number of concerns to the International Development Committee parliamentary inquiry team examining the nature of British aid to Pakistan. In a submission prepared by Desmond Fernandes, a former senior lecturer at De Montfort University, BPCA has highlighted the way in which many Department for International Development (DFID) educational aid-linked projects in Pakistan have not been designed or implemented in an effective, transparent or ...

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Four blasphemy victims you never knew BACA was supporting...

Image of Nabeel Masih only 16 when convicted for blasphemy. 8 years ago, Zafar Bhatti was arrested for allegedly sending blasphemous texts and has had to suffers several postponements to his appeal against charges which he has always refuted. Despite strong evidence that the initial accusation was false Zafar has been locked away in Adiala jail. Read more (here). Please sign our petition calling for an end to Pakistan's blasphemy laws (click here) His wife Nawab Bibi is now fully supported by BPCA; with a fully paid for home, travel costs for visits to Zafar in prison, all necessary medical care for Zafar and Nawab and clothes and oth...

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In Thailand we continue to support vulnerable mothers whose husbands are locked in IDC - with your help we can aid more!

In 2018 after one of the largest raids on an asylum seeker condo by Bangkok authorities  led to the arrest of Humaira and her children British Asian Christian Association, helped Sumaira and her children escape the brutal Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre.  Since then we have been supporting her financially and like many other wives and mothers Humaira is still praying for the release from the IDC of her husband.  Until that long awaited date BPCA will stand shoulder to shoulder with her to ensure that her essential needs are catered for. We are also supporting Sapna whose husband was arrested during the same raid....

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