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The Cruel Clutches of Religion on Innocent Children

Does a child choose his or her religion during birth? No.
Who decides on a young child’s religion?
Why does religion play a painful role in the lives of children?
The history of Christianity in Pakistan is deep rooted. Although the population of Christians in Pakistan is controversial and no authentic statistical data in this regard is available; yet Nazir S. Bhatti, President, Pakistan Christian Congress claims that the Christian population had been  almost 13 per cent of the country’s total population in the recent past years. But there are some recent data that states that the minority Christian population in Pakistan is the lowest in numbers [2.8 million people] making up of 1.6% [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Pakistan] of the total population which is 182.1 million [https://www.google.com/search?q=current+population+in+pakistan&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8]. The other minority groups are the Hindus and the Sikhs. This vast difference between the majority and the minority religious communities have always created discrimination by the majority to the minority, eventually leading towards depression, clashes, violence, and mostly sexual harassment and rape of children, girls and women.