Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque Attacked in Pakistan
Police and civil authorities give in to demands by extremists.
A 100 year old Ahmadiyya Place of Worship in Khrepar, District Qasur is unilaterally occupied by the miscreants who are hell bent on destroying the peace of area. At the same time the local administration (police & civil) have decided to hand it over to non Ahmadis. pic.twitter.com/XoOkr4owYw
— Saleem ud Din (@SaleemudDinAA) February 18, 2020
A 100 year old Ahmadi Muslim mosque in Khrepar, District Qasur has been occupied by anti-Ahmadi activists for the past month. The local police and civil administration have facilitated the occupation by allowing the activist to remain in the mosque unlawfully.
The mob broke into the mosque at 2.00pm on 6 February 2020 and the CCTV cameras were damage. A large contingent of police arrived soon after but the police failed to take action against the vandalism and looting, and instead sealed the premises
The authorities have been asked to take action against the extremists, who have been denying Ahmadi Muslims their right of worship. As of now, there has been no further response to the incident by authorities or the government.
This incident is the latest deeply disturbing example of the persecution facing Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan.
The Government of Pakistan is urged to:
• arrest the perpetrators of this incident and ensure that they face the full force of the law;
• re-open the mosque and ensure that Ahmadi Muslims are able to exercise full control of their mosque;
• direct state institutions to clamp down on hate speech against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan; and
• uphold its obligations under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)