Only Christian Journalist In Lahore Press Club Quits After Harassment Over Her Religion

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A 30-eight-year-old Christian journalist Gonila Gill, married to Husnain Jamil has quit Pakistan media over tortures by colleagues for not converting to Islam

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:
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In yet another embarrassment for Pakistan, a thirty-eight-year-old Christian journalist Gonila Gill, married to Husnain Jamil has quit Pakistan media house Dunya News after being harassed by her colleagues for her religion. According to reports, Gill was harassed by her colleagues for not converting to Islam after marrying her husband Jamil.

Media reports suggest that Gonila Gill has now resigned from Dunya News owing to the mental torture her colleagues put her through. She alleged that she was mentally harassed by her colleagues for not converting to Islam. reportedly, she was the only Christian journalist registered with the Lahore Press Club.

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Speaking to an international media, she narrated the story of continual torments in the workplace by colleagues who wanted her to convert to Islam. Eventually, she became so unhappy that she decided to quit. "People are  vile - she says - when they talk rubbish about my faith. However, I will not lose hope and remain steadfast in my religion,” she said to the international media. 

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Meanwhile, in Pakistan, economy is crippling with prices of basics like tomatoes skyrocketing. Pakistan's Gen Qamar Bajwa's military standing firmly behind Imran Khan, the Opposition of the country united to oust the "puppet" Prime Minister. Major traffic roads remained blocked by 'Azadi March' protesters demanding resignation from Imran Khan. While Imran Khan called the massive protest march a 'circus' in Islamabad, the wave of Azadi has gripped the nation. 

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Minority unrest

The minorities in Pakistan are often threatened by the country's contentious blasphemy law and incidences of forced conversions. According to reports, the minority population has drastically dwindled since 1947. The minority communities in Pakistan--Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Baloch, Pashtuns, and others have been the recipient of atrocities in the hands of Pakistan military establishment. Pakistan students are also scheduled to hold a solidarity march on November 29 against the Pakistani government, as widespread protests against Imran Khan have already overpowered the country.

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