Ahmadi massacre: HRW urges govt to bring culprits to justice

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: May 28, 2012

Exactly two years after the attacks on Ahmaddiya places of worship that killed 94 worshippers in Lahore and injured over 100 others, New York-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a fresh reminder to Pakistan’s government to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice.

A report published by the human rights group quotes HRW’s Asia Director Brad Adams saying: “It’s obscene that two years after the worst massacre in Lahore since the partition of India, the government has still not brought the suspects apprehended at the scene to trial. By pandering to extremists who foment violence against Ahmadis, the government emboldens militants … and reinforces fear and insecurity for all religious minorities.”

The report goes on to outline that the hate campaign against the minority community has intensified since then. In June 2011, a pamphlet named some 50 prominent Ahmadis in Faisalabad and declared them “liable to be killed”, along with all members of the community. More

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