[QODLink]
Asia

Pakistan Christians call for better protection

Protesters block main highway in city of Lahore, where around 170 Christian homes were set on fire.
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2013 23:06

Thousands of protesters have been marching in several cities in Pakistan to demand better protection for Christians.

Demonstrators blocked the main highway in the eastern city of Lahore, where around 170 Christian homes were set on fire on Saturday.

Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.

44

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Part of the joint accord aimed at ending the political impasse establishes an independent National Election Commission.
Rights groups say the US prosecution of terrorism cases targets Muslims and are fraught with abuses.
Local painters forgo experimentation to cater to growing number of foreign buyers.
Cyprus is a tax haven and has long attracted wealthy Russians, but it could become a European energy hub.
Palestinians in Gaza have been shocked by the scale of Israeli destruction, as long-term truce efforts continue.
join our mailing list