Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is troubled by reports of increased detainment, violence, and intimidation against the Ahmadiyya and Afghan refugee communities in Pakistan. Over the last several weeks, Pakistani officials have called for the repatriation of “illegal migrants,” including 1.7 million Afghan refugees who lack documentation. Authorities...
Rabwah (Pakistan) (AFP) – Sadia Amjad’s father died for his faith, stabbed in the street by an Islamist who discovered he was part of the minority Ahmadiyya sect that has been persecuted for decades in Pakistan. He was waiting at a bus stop in the city of Rabwah in August last year when a stranger approached...
The community demands authorities launch a probe and take action against those responsible. The Ahmadiyya community on Sunday claimed that unidentified people in Kasur had desecrated two graves of community members. The community, in a post, said that the tombstones of the deceased community members were destroyed in the Bulhair area of Kasur District.  The...
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says at least 34 attacks on Ahmadi religious sites have taken place this year. Islamabad, Pakistan – Members of Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi community say their places of worship and graveyards are being attacked as part of a systemic and coordinated hate campaign. Community spokesman Amir Mahmood told Al Jazeera on Tuesday they are...
LAHORE: Three Ahmadiyya places of worship were allegedly desecrated by police in Sheikhupura district. The first incident occurred in the Kirto area of Narang Mandi, followed by the desecration of a place of worship in Nano Dogar in Sharqpur, late on Sept 23 and Bedaadpur Virkan near Muridke, all in the district of Sheikhupura. In...
The report, brought out by the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Pakistan, representing the persecuted community, said that since January 2023, at least 28 incidents of desecration of its places of worship have taken place across the country.  At least 28 places of worship of the Ahmadi minority community have either been attacked by radical Islamists or partially demolished...
Lahore, Sep 8 (PTI) The arches of a worship place of the Ahmadi community were destroyed by the police in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Friday, in defiance of a high court order banning such actions against the places of worship of the minority community built before 1984. “The Lahore police blocked the street from both...
Pressing perils: Pakistani journalists navigate challenges reporting on religious minorities In the Urdu version of this report, it is claimed that 45% of journalists receive threats to report news related to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Lahore-based Saleem Iqbal is an advocate for human rights and a freelance journalist. He has been in journalism for the...
Investigate Faisalabad Violence; Act to Protect Religious Minorities (New York) – A mob attack on a Christian settlement in Pakistan highlights the need for the authorities to take immediate action to protect religious minorities from violence, Human Rights Watch said today. Federal and provincial governments in Pakistan have an obligation to investigate and appropriately prosecute all those...
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