75-Year-Old Ahmadi Muslim Doctor shot dead In Pakistan by religious fanatic

On 19 February an Ahmadi Muslim, Dr. Rashid Ahmed, was shot to death by religious fanatics in the city of Gutriala, Gujarat district of Punjab province. 

Mr. Ahmad, who had no enmity with anyone, is survived by his widow and three daughters.The deceased doctor had opened a free homoeopathic dispensary in his house to serve the people of the area.

The body of Hafiz Inam, the alleged killer of Dr. Rashid Ahmed, is also reported to have been found in the fields some distance from the crime scene. He committed suicide after killing him. 

The alleged killer has exhibited hostility towards Ahmadi Muslims in the past. Additionally, there are reports that the local police have arrested an accomplice of the killer. 

This brutal murder in broad daylight at the hands of a religious fanatic is deeply worrying and reflects the impact of the anti-Ahmadi hate campaign that has been rife for decades with no action taken by the authorities to tackle this issue, despite the extremists being known to the authorities. 

Hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims have been murdered in Pakistan on grounds of faith, and the past year has seen a sharp increase in Ahmadi Muslim mosques and graves being attacked. More than 428 graves have been desecrated by the authorities and extremists since 2020 alone, with no action taken by the authorities to end this hatred and stop such attacks.

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