A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Christian girl was raped on Easter Day in the
Punjab, Pakistan, the Vatican news agency has
The girl, who is still in a serious condition in hospital, was
allegedly raped by a Muslim man who has since confessed to the
attack, the Fides news agency has reported.
The report follows others of rapes of girls in Pakistan, one as
young as six, in the past two years.
The chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association
(BPCA), Wilson Chowdhry, said: "The BPCA has already reported that
the rate of girls being kidnapped, raped, and forced into Islamic
marriage is at least two a week.
"These newer reports are increasing in frequency and highlight
the vulnerability of minority girls. Moreover, many incidents
continue to go unreported."