A group of Islamists forced the Ahmadi community to perform the last rites of the deceased in a ‘non-Muslim’ cemetery. There is still tension in this area.
Ahmadi Community in Pakistan: The atrocities on minorities in Pakistan are not hidden from anyone. There is a lot of discrimination here with people of Hindu, Christian and Sikh religions as well as the Ahmadiyya community. Now news has come from Punjab province of Pakistan that FIR has been registered against 40 members belonging to Ahmadi community here. Surprisingly, these people have been accused of terrorism (Ahmadi in Pakistan). According to the information, a case has been registered on terrorism charges in connection with an altercation with a group of Islamists over the funeral of a woman of their community.
The incident took place on June 6 at Mauja Faivalai in Safdarabad in Sheikhpura district, about 50 km from Lahore, while a group of Islamists forced the Ahmadi community to perform the last rites of the deceased in a ‘non-Muslim’ graveyard. Tension still prevails in the area and most local Ahmadis have left their homes for fear of attack from Islamists (Discrimination Against Ahmadis in Pakistan). According to the Ahmadi community, local clerics made announcements in mosques in Safdarabad, inciting people not to allow the Ahmadi woman to be buried in the Muslim cemetery.
scuffle broke out between the two groups
According to the community, “People from the religious group tried to stop the funeral, but the woman was buried.” The members of the group insisted on removing the body from their graveyard, which led to a scuffle between Ahmadis and members of a religious group. The police registered two separate FIRs in connection with the quarrel over the last rites of the woman. Of these, one FIR was registered against the Ahmadi community and the other against 20 members of the religious group.
FIRs were registered against 40 members of Ahmadi community under various sections of Pakistan Penal Code and Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), while around 30 members of Islamic group have been booked under various sections of Pakistan Penal Code ( Pakistan Minorities). The Parliament of Pakistan declared the Ahmadi community as non-Muslim in 1974. A decade later, he was banned from calling himself a Muslim. He is also banned from preaching and even traveling to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage. There are about 10 million non-Muslims in Pakistan’s population of 220 million.
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