Pakistani mob razes historic property of minority Ahmadi sect

A spokesman of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya said that “a 500-strong mob had desecrated the 135-year-old ‘Baitul Mubarik’ and a one-time residence of the Jamaat founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

Khawaja Dawood/South Asia Correspondent for The Santiago Times

LAHORE – A mob running into hundreds tore down a historic property belonging to Pakistan’s Ahmadi community this week, exposing the the government’ inability to protect the rights of minorities in the South Asian country.

The attack took place in the most populous Punjab province, with videos showing enraged protesters razing the place of worship.

No worshiper was believed to have been in the mosque at the time of the attack which is condemned by the country’s top opposition party – the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).


Categories: The Muslim Times

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