1,000 Pak Ahmadiyyas in India for annual meeting

Source: Times of India

AMRITSAR: A group of more than a 1,000 Pakistani Ahmadiyya Muslims has arrived here to attend annual conference to be held in Qadian from December 26 to 28.

The conference gives Pakistani Ahmadiyya Muslims an opportunity to meet their relatives in India and some also fix marriages of their wards.

“We always wait for the conference so we can visit India and perform our religious rituals without any fear,” said a Pakistani Ahmadiyya Muslim.

He said the incidents of attack on Ahmadiyyas in Pakistan by fundamentalists were on the rise and they weren’t getting any help from government.

Former military ruler of Pakistan General Zia-ul-Haq had issued an ordinance in 1984 forbidding Ahmadiyyas to call themselves Muslims. They were also barred from worshiping in non-Ahmadiyya mosques or even using traditional Islamic greeting in public.

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