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Freedom of Religion or Belief in Pakistan and UK Government Policy

The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief subsequently launched an inquiry into the treatment of different religious communities in Pakistan and the adequacy of current UK Government policy regarding these communities.

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From Egypt to Indonesia, all Islamic nations must learn from Pakistan’s mistakes

When Pakistan was founded in 1947, its secular founding fathers did not speak of an Islamic state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, recognized as Pakistan’s Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader), clearly declared that non-Muslims would be equal citizens in the new country. Reflecting his secular views, Jinnah—himself a Shia—nominated a Hindu, several Shias and an Ahmadi to Pakistan’s first […]

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KYRGYZSTAN: Freedom of religion or belief without state permission = murder?

After the December 2015 murder in Kyrgyzstan of Ahmadi Muslim Yunusjan Abdujalilov, an independent human rights defender has noted this month (February 2016) to Forum 18 News Service that "the authorities turn a blind eye to hate speeches on TV, other mass media, and mosques about Ahmadi Muslims and other vulnerable religious groups".

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Press release: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK welcomes UK Parliamentarians’ call to end persecution of religious groups in Pakistan

In a two and a half hour debate in Westminster Hall a cross-party group of UK Members of Parliament (MPs) called on the British Government to take urgent action to press the Pakistan Government to end the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims and other religious groups in Pakistan.

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HRW Urges Govt to Lift Ban on Ahmadis in Subang

International human rights advocacy group Human Rights Watch urged President Joko Widodo’s administration to lift a ban on the Ahmadiyah religious community placed by local authorities in Subang, West Java.

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Ahmadiyah Community Persecuted: Subang Authorities Ban Religious Minority’s Activities

Local Indonesian authorities have banned the activities of the Ahmadiyah religious community in the town of Subang in West Java province, Human Rights Watch said today. The Indonesian government should urgently intervene to stop the harassment and intimidation of the minority group.

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