Source: Business Standard
The Ahmadiyya community, which is being persecuted in Islamic nations across the world from Pakistan to Indonesia and from Africa to West Asia, traces its origins to India. Though scattered across India, the Ahmadiyyas are concentrated in Qadian in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab where the community’s founder was born. Although they have been counted as Muslims in Census 2011, the Muslim Personal Law Board considers them to be non-Muslims owing to which the community does not find representation on the board. The Mahmud Mosque in the port city of Kababir in Israel is the only Ahmadiyya mosque in West Asia. Israel is also the only country in the region where Ahmadiyya Muslims can follow their faith without fearing state persecution.