Muslim Nurses Take Over Church Inside Lahore Hospital, Threaten Christian Nurses
LAHORE: Muslim nurses at Punjab Institute for Mental Health last Tuesday took over the church at the hospital that was used for service on Sundays reportedly after a controversial video uploaded against Pakistan by an unidentified person from France. The contents of the video are not being shared here to avoid further controversy.
The Muslim nurses at the hospital were so infuriated, they took over the church and threatened their Christian colleagues with blasphemy cases if they failed to raze the church and convert to Islam.
Muslim nurses take over a church built inside a hospital in Lahore & recite naats. Threaten their Christian colleagues to file blasphemy cases against them if they don't raze it & convert. Then we have the gall to complain about Europe taking action againt us. Via Basharat Mughal pic.twitter.com/nktphKvTt6
— Bilal Farooqi (@bilalfqi) May 3, 2021
The dispute went on for almost two weeks after which a 15-member negotiating team brokered an agreement with the help of senior doctors and Father James Chaman. The two parties agreed that there would be no further statements issued from and the parties won’t file any further complaints against each other.
It has been reported that although the two parties have reached a compromise, the police and relevant authorities are closely monitoring the situation.
Political rights activist and Huqooq-e-Khalq Movement leader Dr Ammar Ali Jan wrote on Twitter that ‘the government had failed to take action against members belonging to majority community who attacked victims belonging to a minority community. Victims were left with no choice but to compromise with the aggressors.’