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Navigating Apostasy Hatred, Terrorism, and Humanitarian Challenges in the Wake of Tragic Incidents Juliet Chowdhry, Trustee for British Asian Christian Association, raises alarm over Ahmed Ali Alid’s attack targeting an apostate and a 70-year-old individual, allegedly driven by sentiments related to the Gaza conflict. The harrowing incident underscores pressing concerns surrounding apostasy hatred, terrorism, and the asylum system’s fragility. The imperative for swift action and thorough examination of the UK’s security and humanitarian landscape is emphasized, demanding a delicate balance between national security imperatives and protection of fundamental human rights. In a tragic incident, a court has heard that an…

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In our last newsletter, we reported on the distressing evacuation of 399 homes in Torry, Aberdeen, following the discovery of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). Among those impacted is our dedicated volunteer, Hannah Chowdhry, who, at the tender age of 19, purchased a home only to receive a letter from Aberdeen City Council two months later, warning her of the imminent risk of her roof collapsing and endangering her life (click here). We are steadfast in our commitment to keeping you informed about Hannah’s tireless campaign as she battles against the bureaucratic indifference prevailing across the UK, while also studying…

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In a disconcerting revelation, new estimates reveal that dozens of individuals found themselves sleeping rough in Redbridge over the past year. This distressing trend mirrors a nationwide surge in homelessness, with advocacy groups pointing fingers at governmental inadequacies in addressing the housing crisis. Amidst promises made by the Government to eradicate rough sleeping by 2024, the reality on the ground paints a starkly different picture. The cessation of the “Everyone In” initiative, which provided emergency accommodation to homeless individuals in hotels during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, marked a turning point. Since its conclusion in 2021, the number of…

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Recent Russian attacks in Ukraine caused the deaths of innocent civilians, including children, and wrecked essential places like stores and hospitals. In the Kharkiv region, Russian strikes hit a grocery store and a pharmacy in Lyptsi, killing three people, including a 14-year-old girl. A 16-year-old boy and a woman got hurt. A hospital in Vovchansk was also destroyed. In Odesa, Russian missiles killed four people, including a 10-year-old girl, and injured seven. Two facilities in the south were attacked, causing power outages. Hannah Chowdhry, who has been in touch with Pastor Vasilev and played a key role in initiating a…

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One evening in Shahdara Town Lahore, tragedy struck when 18-year-old Aniqa Masih lost her life in a senseless act of violence. Aniqa was coming home with her father, Zulifqar Masih, after a regular shopping trip in Ichra Bazar Lahore, where they were preparing for her wedding next month. Their evening turned terrifying when they stopped at a milk shop and encountered two masked robbers on a motorcycle. The robbers grabbed the cash box and started shooting when the shop owner, Muhammad Hassan, tried to fight back. Sadly, the bullets meant for Hassan hit Aniqa in the chest and seriously injured…

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On Monday, April 1st, the BACA team visited the Presbyterian Church in Gujar Khan as a show of support after a fire on Good Friday (click here). What our team learned was troubling and we share that report with you while we await police findings. When our team arrived at the Gujar Khan church, Javed Masih, a church elder, spoke about the church’s significance to the local Christian community, particularly during events like Easter and Christmas. He explained that the weekly attendance at the church was around 500, but on Easter, it would increase to at least 1000. Trouble began…

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On the morning of March 30th, 2024, the Presbyterian Church in Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi, became a scene of devastation as flames engulfed its sacred halls. What should have been a place of solace and prayer was instead reduced to ashes, leaving behind a community reeling in shock and fear. Reports indicate that the blaze, ignited by unknown individuals around 3:00 am, tore through the church with merciless intensity. By the time the fire brigade arrived, the damage was extensive, with the roof, furniture, and cherished Biblical literature, including Bibles and hymn books, all consumed by the inferno. Rev. Adeem Alfonse,…

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Approximately 40 esteemed guests, including prominent figures from various NGOs dedicated to promoting international religious freedom, were graciously welcomed to a special appreciation reception hosted at the UK Foreign Office. This exclusive event was meticulously coordinated by MP Fiona Bruce, who serves as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief. Among the distinguished attendees were Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry, representing the British Asian Christian Association. During the gathering, Hannah Chowdhry took the opportunity to present Fiona Bruce with a significant token of appreciation—a copy of our 2019 report shedding light on persecution in Pakistan. Authored…

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A Christian sweeper, duly elected as Chairman of the All Sweepers Union, faced brutal assaults both within his supervisor’s office and outside a court premises. These attacks were fueled by the exposure of highly illicit and corrupt practices orchestrated by the supervisor, who illicitly engaged ghost employees to siphon funds from the government. Despite the police being direct witnesses to the violence, which has been captured on multiple videos, and their awareness of the widespread corruption, no arrests have been made. This failure to act only emboldens the villain of this narrative, who happens to be the nephew of a…

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In a bid to supplement their meager income and provide for their impoverished families, two Christian sewer workers took on additional private work at an event hall, tasked with clearing a sizable drain. Tragically, their endeavor ended in fatal consequences as the two men were discovered lifeless by a waste clearance worker. It became apparent that they had succumbed to the lethal fumes of toxic gases, rendering them unconscious and ultimately claiming their lives. Overwhelmed by grief and desperation, the families of the deceased took to the streets in protest outside the event hall, seeking answers and justice for their…

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