Joint Declaration from Christian and Muslim leaders & Protest at China Chowk

A meeting was called in local Church to discuss the incident of Gojra. A notable number of 20 Muslim/Christian leadership of Rawalpindi/Islamabad attended the meeting. Meeting was facilitated by Waheed Yousuf.

Fr Rahmat Hakam welcomed the participants for and thanks for their participation on a very short notice. All participants were asked to shared their feelings and suggestion on this incident and many of them addressed the participants including Mian Aslam ex MNA, Allama Inayat Shakir, Moulana Tanveer Ahmad Alvi, Mehboob Sada, Shamsul Haq Awan, Fr Rahmat Hakim, Fr Nadeem Kamran, Malik Ansar, Shafqat Aziz, Amjad Gulzar, Aamir Shehzad, James Jan, Younus Masih, Jamil Khokhar and Basharat. The minutes of the meeting are as follows

Facts of Gojra incidents were shared

  1. Total Death toll is 8 persons, including women and children of one family, who were brunt alive.
  2. 87 houses were brunt or badly damage
  3. 150 families were forced to leave the area
  4. It was also noted that administration of the Gojra took no step to protect the lives and properties of innocent Pakistanis.

All participants were agreed on the following joint declaration

Joint Declaration

All participants of this meeting are agreed on the following that we

  1. Extend our sympathy and sorrow with affected families of Gojra
  2. Condemn the brutal, inhuman and shameful act of terrorism in Gojra
  3. Condemn the criminal negligence of local administration of Gojra, which ultimately took the lives of innocents Pakistanis
  4. Demand the full investigation of desecration of Holy book of Quran in Gojra.
  5. Demand the State should take necessary action against the officials of Gojra DPO, RPO and DSP
  6. Demand the release of compensation to the families of death persons and owners of damage houses/properties as soon as possible.
  7. Demand the immediate arrest of culprits, involved in Gojra incidence.
  8. Condemn the incidence(s) of religious violence, occurred in any part of the world.
  9. Demand the repeal of discriminatory laws in Pakistan.
  10. agree and support the state in way to normalized the situation

Will gather in China Chowk on Thursday, August-6, 2009 at 6pm for a peaceful procession.



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6 responses to “Joint Declaration from Christian and Muslim leaders & Protest at China Chowk”

  1. Muhammad Asif Avatar
    Muhammad Asif

    Unless we don't have one education system & access to education for all, no one can stop such incidents.

    Not even the so-called unity for photo-op.

  2. Muhammad Asif Avatar
    Muhammad Asif

    Don't expect anything better when you are spending 1% on education.

    And if you realy want something better then convert these peace walks into some constructive thing that is EDUCATION WALK.

    Stand up for yourself stand up for education

  3. mzia Avatar

    Well, its true we need to spend more on education. Spreading education will cure a lot of these diseases in our society. But how do we make education reforms? And what kind of education system do we want? Our current education system breeds intolerance.

  4. Muhammad Asif Avatar
    Muhammad Asif


    Education is the biggest & only threat to the ruling elite. See how they ruled out the condition of graduation!!!

    Yes you are right we should not expect anything from ruling elite.

    My message is only to the civil society that education will give you indepence so strive for it….

  5. Muhammad Asif Avatar
    Muhammad Asif

    Ruling elite need more money by using FEAR & even then not for schools but to keep people illiterate.

    Civil society wake up, wake up

    Mr. Haqqani praised Congress for considering a bill to provide $1.5 billion annually for five years to help Pakistan improve education and health care and build or repaid highways, bridges and other infrastructure. He also called for more U.S. private investment as a way to combat unemployment that sometimes leads Pakistanis to support terrorists.

    "It will be easier for Americans to invest so that the young people there end up making boxer shorts for Wal-Mart rather than making improvised explosive devices for the Taliban," he said

  6. guYasir Avatar

    On teeth blog i have read sound and credible article of one Brigadier Samson

    If you not read yet go and read whole. Its a very sound article. I feel sorrow for Christian families who were victim of these accident. I feel that it is a deliberate provocation in btw Muslims and Christians as they normally lives peacefully in their areas. This could be politically motivated and can be done by Hindus as they are apparently Zionists agent in this region.

    I also feel that It is a rehearsal of a universal civil war which is expected in 2012. visit my blog for further trends and forecasts.