1st August is remembered as the eight anniversary of the dreadful Gojra incident where 9 innocent Christians including women and children lost their precious lives when an extremist mob burnt them to death. This happened 8 years back on 1st August, 2009 in a Christian Colony in Gojra, a town located in district Toba Tek Singh of Punjab Province in Pakistan.
In this brutal attack many Christians were assaulted and looted, hundreds of people had to run from their homes but Women and Children whom failed to run due to lack of time and transportation were burnt alive. They additionally burned the expanses household. The attack were triggered when an allegation was made that Christians had desecrated the Holy Quran. More than 40 houses and a Church was totally harmed.
The administration sent Punjab Rangers and substantial police powers to bring back peace around there. Rana Sanna Ulla, Punjab Law Minister of that time declared that an essential examination appeared there was no despoiling of the Holy Quran, it was simply gossip which was utilized by anti-state state organizations to make disorder.
Government Minister for Minorities (Late) Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti, Fathers, sisters and ministers denounced this assault and helped the plundered individuals. May all the left souls in this episode rest in peace.