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The persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

By Peter Murray, Pakistan Coordinator AIUK For the five million Ahmadis in the world, religious persecution has been particularly severe and systematic in Pakistan, which is the only state to have officially declared that Ahmadis are non-Muslims.  Persecution and hate-related incidents are [...]

Teacher allegedly terminated for being Ahmadi approaches high court

The Lahore High Court issued on Monday a notice to the Punjab secretary of the school education department on a petition by a teacher allegedly terminated for being an Ahmadi. Shaukat Rauf contended that he had been terminated without [...]

Victory of radical political group in Pakistani elections dashes hope for blasphemy law reform

The chances of reforming Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were reduced after a newly launched politico-religious group secured a significant amount of votes in a recent by-election. According to UCA News, the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), known for its hardline stance in support [...]

Bleak Outlook for Indonesia’s Long-Persecuted Ahmadiyya

Muslims from the Tzotzil Maya ethnic group take part in Friday (Jummah) prayers, while wearing hijabs made from traditional Maya shawls, inside Ahmadiyya Muslim Community mosque in San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas state, Mexico, Aug. 11, 2017. [...]

Original Khatam-e-Nabuwwat declaration restored as Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 passed in NA

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved revival of the 7-B and 7-C clauses of the amended election bill, relating to Khatam-e-Nabuwwat in their original forms. The Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 was presented by Law [...]

NA passes Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to ‘strengthen’ Khatm-i-Nabuwwat clauses

The National Assembly on Thursday evening passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws to their original form and make sections relating to it “more effective.” The bill was tabled by Law Minister Zahid Hamid, who assured [...]

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan

As delivered by Jesse Bernstein Delegation of the United States of America 28th Session, Geneva, November 13, 2017 Thank you Mr. President. The United States welcomes the Pakistani delegation to the UPR Working Group and recommends that Pakistan: Repeal blasphemy [...]

Universal Periodic Review 28: Pakistan

This UK statement was delivered during the 28th session of the Universal Period Review during the discussion of Pakistan’s Human Rights Record on 13 November 2017. The UK recognises positive steps by Pakistan, including a National Commission for Human Rights, [...]

Pakistani Shia Cleric Warns of Dangers Posed by Baha’is & Ahmadis

Pakistan’s Shia leader has warned the public and the government of the dangers posed by Bahais and Ahmadis. Allama Iqbal Bahishti urged the public and authorities to be watchful of the ‘heretic’ Baha’is & Ahmadis. Allam Iqbal Bahishti is [...]

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