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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 finality of prophet-hood pass unnoticed. Reinforcing the judiciary’s position whereby the latter chose not to stand […]

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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 that “the government should drop discriminatory provisions in the electoral law that effectively exclude Ahmedis because […]

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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 June. One of the perpetrators placed a gun to the head of his wife, taking her […]

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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. The government should drop discriminatory provisions in the electoral law that effectively exclude Ahmadis because of […]

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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, West Nusa Tenggara, last month, destroying eight houses, four motorcycles and forcing out 24 villagers from […]

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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 to return to Ketapang village after living in the shelters for 12 years. (JP/Panca Nugraha) Wisma […]

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‘State-sponsored’ bigotry spurs persecution against Ahmadis

Recent attacks against the Ahmadiyah community in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), which forced more than two dozen Ahmadis to flee their homes, have been described by activists as a form of state-sponsored persecution. A team comprising Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) youth wing GP Ansor, the Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) and […]

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British Parliament reproves of Pakistan’s treatment of religious minorities

Pakistan’s treatment of its religious minorities has been sharply criticized by the British parliamentarians. British parliamentarians called on Pakistan to protect the religious minorities while safeguarding their fundamental rights. The UK Parliamentarians while taking part in a debate in the House of Commons; voiced concerns about persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan. They also highlighted […]

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A night of trouble in Sialkot

The act of preserving historic buildings owned by Ahmadis was checked by the local clerics of Sialkot, who oddly absolve themselves from the incident by stating, “All is well that ends well” One of the oldest localities of Sialkot, Kashmiri Mohalla, was a sorry sight on the eve of May 24. A mob of about […]

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