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Violence Overshadows Funeral of "Murdered" Pakistan Christian
Tensions remained high Thursday, September 17, in Pakistan's Punjab province after police dispersed angry crowds protesting against the death of a young Christian prisoner, who was held for allegedly desecrating the Koran, viewed as a holy book by Muslims. The National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), a Catholic-led advocacy group, called the man's an "extra-judicial murder" and demanded an investigation, Pakistan media reported.