- Posted August 10, 2013 by
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(CNPK – Christian News) The National Minority Day is celebrated to highlight the contribution, services and sacrifices made by the minorities in the creation of Pakistan and in nation building.
It was on August 11, 1947 when the Quaid-e-Azam in his opening speech to the constituent Assembly said: “You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the state”.
He also referred to Article 20 of the constitution which reads “Every citizen shall have the right to profess, practice and propagate his religion”.
The day is celebrated from past few years but not in the sense of minority day. Most of the Christians in Pakistan celebrate the day as a Black Day. Current stance of Christians is that they are not safe in Pakistan, they cannot live free here. Pakistani Government has failed to implement Article 20 of Constitution.
Pakistan Minority Moment, Bright future Society, CLAAS and Pakistan Masiha Party announced their decision in Lahore that they will celebrate Minority Day as a Black Day and protest against Government of Pakistan who failed to secure our religion and our lives.
Chairman Executive Committee at Pakistan United Christian Movement Mr. Albert David announced to celebrate Minority day as an Equality Day. He will organize a Function in Christian Study Center Murree road Rawalpindi and invite Christian and Muslim leaders.”
There are many other Christian Organizations that celebrate the day in different ways.
By: Yeshwa Younis