In 1974, Ahmadi Muslims were declared a non-Muslim minority by the Pakistani parliament. Since then, it has become much harder for them to perform their religious duties, writes Mohammad Luqman The pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, is one of the central elements of Islamic religious practice. At the end of the high Islamic holiday, believers offer...
Over 30 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community were arrested or detained ahead of and during Eid celebrations in Pakistan which concluded on 20 June. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Foreign Missions Office reports that 23 Ahmadis were detained for varying durations under Section 3 (1) of the Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, 1960. All have since been...
The Pakistani authorities must immediately end the harassment, intimidation and attacks on Ahmadiyya community and uphold their right to freedom of belief and religion in the lead up to, during and after the Muslim religious holidays such as Eid ul-Azha, said Amnesty International today. The human rights organization documented 36 cases of arbitrary arrests and...
As Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid, the Ahmadi Muslim community in Pakistan faces a starkly different reality. On the eve of Eid, police arrested seven Ahmadi Muslims in various locations across the country, casting a shadow over the festive day. The arrests took place in several regions: one individual was detained in Nadeemabad, Daska, Sialkot; another...
Ahmadi Mosque Sealed in Karachi (Photo – News Intervention) In an unfortunate incident, the Ahmadiyya community’s place of worship in Karachi was sealed at the behest of extremist group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). The sealing of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat’s place of worship is not an isolated incident; last year, an Ahmadi place of worship was vandalized...
Urge Punjab’s home department to implement a notification from June 2023, warn police and district administration officials of departmental action if they fail to implement directions Lawyers in Lahore have asked the government and the police to ensure that members of the Ahmadiyya community are prevented from performing the ritual sacrifice on Eidul Adha. In...
Two members of the Ahmadiyya community were shot dead in Punjab’s Mandi Bahauddin on Saturday, according to the police, with the primary suspect arrested soon after along with the alleged murder weapon. According to an incident report issued today, a copy of which is available with, the victims were a 50-year-old man and another 25-year-old...
Issue warnings to local administration and police against protecting members of the Ahmadiyya community while boasting about demolishing minarets atop Ahmadi worship places Extremists have warned members of the Ahmadiyya Community residing in Jhelum that they will “hang” all those community members who attempt to partake in ritual sacrifice on Eidul Adha, arguing that the...
Extremist groups had threatened to stage a sit-in outside the varsity unless the festival was not cancelled or its name was changed An impending science fair scheduled to be held later this month at the top-ranked varsity of the country, Quaid-i-Azam University, has been rescheduled after pressure from extremist religious groups. The Abdus Salam Science...
The National Commission For Human Rights (NCHR) has expressed concerns regarding the violation of the basic human rights of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan, noting that not only have they demanded the federal and the provincial governments take immediate steps to protect the lives and properties of Ahmadis. This was contained in a situation report...
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