PAKISTAN – Head Teacher in Pakistan Suspended Following Assault on Christian Student

International Christian Concern | Oct. 25, 2018

Authorities in Pakistan suspended the head teacher of the Government Boys Primary School of District Attock, Punjab Province for assaulting a Christian student and abusing that student’s mother. The incident is just another example of the extreme discrimination Pakistani Christians suffer due to their religious identity.

The incident started when Sharjeel Masih, a 12-year-old Christian student, touched a water tap in the presence of Nusrat Shaheen, a Muslim teacher.

I was just trying to turn off a running tap when the teacher grabbed me, called me churha(a derogatory term used for Christians) and asked why I had touched the tap and made it filthy. ‘This tap is not from the country of your mother,’ she said before abusing me. I had to sit outside the school for five hours,” Sharjeel to UCA News in an interview.