Joseph Colony Aftermath

16 images Created 10 Mar 2013

On March 7th, 2013 in the outskirts of the Lahore Old City, in the Joseph colony, Mr Sawan Masih was falsely accoused by two Muslim drunk men of blasphemy to instigate the looting and torching of all of the 250 houses belonging to almost 4000 Christian residents. All their valuables were stolen before setting the houses on fire. Industrial chemicals were used by the mob which melted all ceiling fans and metal objects that caught splashes of it. The hoard of small-scale metal scrap re-rolling industries surrounding the colony had been trying to buy out Joseph colony since the last 20 years. This was one of their major attempts to make the Christian residents flee.
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