Places of worship of the Ahmadiyya minority in Pakistan attacked again | Pro IQRA News

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(Zulqarnain Tahir)

Lahore, September 18 (Language) A case of attack on minority groups has again come to light in Pakistan. In various districts of Punjab province, members of radical Islamic organizations broke the minarets of three places of worship of the minority Ahmadiyya community. They claim that these minarets are symbols of mosques.

Earlier, about two weeks ago, the minarets of a place of worship of the Ahmadiyya community were demolished in defiance of the Supreme Court order.

Before 1984, the Supreme Court had banned such actions against places of worship in the minority community.

Pakistan’s parliament had declared the Ahmadiyya community non-Muslim in 1974. He is forbidden to even call himself a Muslim.

“Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya Pakistan” official Aamir Mehmood told “PTI-Bhasha” on Monday that the minarets of the Ahmadiyya community’s places of worship in Sheikhupura, Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur districts, describing them as Muslim mosques, have been demolished by the Tehreek-e -Ahmadiyya Pakistan.-Labal Pakistan (TLP) workers entered them and demolished these minarets.

With these latest incidents, the number of incidents where worship in the Ahmadiyya community has been attacked by radical Islamists or partially demolished by the police in various parts of Pakistan so far this year has risen to 31.

Mahmood said, “When TLP workers entered these three places of worship of the Ahmadiyya community, the police did nothing to stop them. The Ahmadiyya community is also deprived of its fundamental rights as citizens living in Pakistan. The sad thing is that the police also has taken the lead in carrying out these actions.”

He said that the Lahore High Court has clearly said in its latest decision that there is no need to change the minarets built before 1984 in the places of worship of the Ahmadiyya community. “These places of worship were built before 1984,” Mahmood said.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said the destruction of some places of worship of the Ahmadiyya community is a flagrant violation of the recent judgment of the Lahore High Court.

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Pakistan said the situation is getting worse day by day for the Ahmadiyya community, which is already marginalized in the country.

“The Ahmadiyya community is facing persecution at the hands of evil elements,” the Jamaat said. Incidents of desecration of places of worship continue in various areas of Pakistan. Officials do nothing.

The Ahmadiyya community is prohibited from preaching and going to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj and Umrah.

The number of people in the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan is around 1 million, while the unofficial figure is much higher.

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