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Ahmadis in Pakistan’s electoral paradigm

The modern state system does not support any official religion in an independent state. Religious beliefs and faith are the concern of citizens. “We should begin to work in that spirit and in course of time all these angularities [...]

Imran Khan criticised for defence of Pakistan blasphemy laws

PTI leader accused of using blasphemy issue to win backing of religious right Imran Khan has been accused of risking bloodshed for electoral gain after the former cricketer-turned-politician offered a full-throated defence of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws in the run-up [...]

After lengthy battle, court tells Selangor Islamic enforcers to keep hands off Ahmadis

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 ― The Shah Alam High Court decided today that the Shariah Court has no jurisdiction over members of the Ahmadiyya community, as the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has refused to recognise the Muslim sect [...]

No relief for Ahmadis

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) holds Parliament collectively responsible for the amendment to the oath of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat in the Election Act 2017. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui effectively reprimanded each and every lawmaker who let the ‘clerical error’ regarding the [...]

HRW urges Pakistan to repeal discriminatory laws against Ahmedis

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged the government to immediately act to allow the full and equal participation of members of the Ahmadiyya religious community in the general elections scheduled for July 25, 2018. HRW, in a statement issued, said [...]

Qazi Muhammed Shoban was killed on religious grounds in Lahore, Pakistan.

On 25 June 2018, Mr Qazi Muhammed Shoban was murdered in the area of Nishtar Colony, Lahore on religious grounds. According to local reports, two people wearing masks entered the house of Mr Shoban on the night of 25th [...]

Pakistan: Ensure Ahmadi Voting Rights

Repeal Discriminatory Laws Against Religious Community (New York) – The Pakistani government should immediately act to allow the full and equal participation of members of the Ahmadiyya religious community in the general elections scheduled for July 25, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. [...]

Attack on E. Lombok Ahmadis seen as political gambit

Devastated: A man walks by one of the houses belonging to an Ahmadi family that were attacked by unknown assailants on May 19 in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. (Tribunnews.com)Angry mobs attacked a community of Ahmadis in East Lombok, [...]

Ahmadis’ overly long days at shelters

Children’s voice: Barahim, a 9-year-old boy who lives with his parents at Wisma Transito in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, holds up the letter he has written to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appealing to him to allow displaced Ahmadi families [...]

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