On 24 and 25 March, local police force demolished the minarets of an Ahmadi Muslim mosque in Kalra Kalan (District Gujarat) that has been used by Ahmadi Muslims for more than 60 years.  Mosque before and after demolition of minarets The police arrived with a team in two cars with hammers, despite requests from the...
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...
On 2 February at around 3:30 pm, an extremist mob destroyed the minarets of an Ahmadi Muslim mosque in Karachi, that has been used by Ahmadi Muslims for more than 50 years.  Extremists scaled the walls of the building to demolish the minarets with hammers. Police on duty tried to stop the perpetrators but due...
The National Assembly of Pakistan has voted to make the country’s controversial blasphemy laws more stringent, sparking alarm among minority communities who fear it could fuel rights abuses and be used to further target religious minorities. On 17 January the National Assembly unanimously passed the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, increasing punishment for insulting the Prophet...
Police razed minarets of a place of worship belonging to Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya, in Wazirabad, according to a spokesperson of the community, on Wednesday. The razing, the second such incident in the province in less than a month, took place on Tuesday night in the Moti Bazaar area. Pointing to a “discriminatory approach”, the spokesperson termed the...
In Karachi, on 21 November, an Ahmadi Muslim, Mr Syed Ali Ahmad Tariq, had a police case registered against him under sections 298-B, 298-C, and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code. In September, Mr Tariq represented the local Ahmadi Muslims in a court case over the style of a new Ahmadi Muslim mosque, Bait-ul-Zikar, in...
In Peru Chak, Sialkot, a cemetery has been shared between Ahmadi Muslims and non-Ahmadi Muslims for the past 71 years. Following the death of Ahmadi Muslim Ms. Bushra Bibi, arrangements were made for her burial in the cemetery but this was blocked following a complaint by a cleric. Even after the administration was told that...
In Prem Kot, Hafizabad, the graves of two Ahmadi Muslims were desecrated with graffiti by two locals. On 22-23 November, the words ‘Kuta Qadiani [derogatory term for Ahmadi Muslim]’ meaning ‘Qadiani dog’ were graffitied on the back of the headstones. Source: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK
The murderer of Ahmadi Muslim Mr. Humayun Waqar, killed in 2007, has been acquitted in Sheikhupura after being arrested in October after threatening two Ahmadi Muslims and demanding extortion money. On the condition he would refrain from acting against Ahmadi Muslims, he was released. However, on 18 November, he opened fire on the house of...
The Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya (JA) on Saturday claimed that a police team had razed minarets atop an Ahmadi worship place in Gujranwala. The incident transpired between the night of December 7 and 8, according to the JA. Opponents of the community, the minority said, had approached police in connection with the structures six months earlier. The community...
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