Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christian Girl Banned From Muslim-Only School Bathroom

(Clarion Project) A Christian girl in Pakistan was denied access to a school bathroom as it was only for Muslim pupils, according to local media outlet The Daily Pakistan.

The headmistress of the school in Faisalabad forbade the pupil, anmed as Sara Bibi, from using the bathroom and called her a kafir, a derogatory slur for non-Muslims.

After Senator Sherry Rehman brought the matter to the attention of the Senate of Pakistan, Chairman Raza Rabbani ordered an inquiry into the event.

Some media reports allege that the headmistress beat up Sara Bibi and locked her in the bathroom until the end of the school day (for three hours).

Christians are frequently persecuted in Pakistan and are frequently targeted under blasphemy laws. They also often face threats and difficulties constructing Churches.