Christian Reportedly Kills Hindu Over Kite-Flying Dispute

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Jennifer LeClaire

Christian Reportedly Kills Hindu Over Kite-Flying Dispute

Even as news emerges of Hindu extremists attacking the Koya tribal Christians in villages in a remote area of India, the Indian Express is reporting that violence has erupted in Peshawar.

No, it’s not over religion. It was over, of all things, a kite-flying argument.

Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the administrative center for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, an Islamic state.

A Hindu man was reportedly killed—and two women injured—when Hindu and Christian families exchanged fire over the recreational event on Sunday, the Indian Express reports.

Could tensions in the Christian community be rising to violent proporations in Pakistan after the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s only Christian cabinet member in Islamabad on Wednesday? Are Hindu extremists the next threat to Christianity in Asia? What is going on in Pakistan?

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