Six Ahmedis shot, injured as violence hits Faisalabad on Eid

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  • Police claim 18 people injured, including 13 Muslims and five Ahmedis, in ‘crossfire’   

At least six members of the Ahmadiyya community were reportedly wounded after a mob, comprising mullahs and locals, attacked the community’s place of worship in Ghaseetpura district of Faisalabad on the second day of Eid.

However, the police claimed that 18 people, including 13 Muslims and five Ahmedis, were injured in a crossfire between the two communities after a minor dispute.

According to a tweet shared by Jamaat Ahmadiyya Spokesperson Saleemuddin, a minor altercation between two individuals was “manipulated by mullahs and miscreants” to attack the worship place.

The mob, allegedly armed with weapons, ransacked the worship place and set it on fire, the spokesperson claimed on his twitter handle. “As a result of the firing, at least six people got wounded.”

Soon after the incident, contingents of police were called in to contain the situation.

Talking to Pakistan Today, Balochni Police Station SHO [Station House Officer] Zahid Abbas said that the dispute between the two groups was not religious in nature at first.

“Ahmedis had attacked the houses of the other group first over a minor dispute,” he claimed, adding that following the attack the other group gathered outside the Ahmedis’ place of worship and started pelting stones at it.

“The first shot was fired from inside the place of worship,” he further claimed.
“The situation was so tense, if the police hadn’t reached the spot on time, there would have been much more loss of lives and properties,” Zahid claimed.

On May 24, 2018, a similar incident took place in Sialkot when a mob— allegedly comprising members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TRLY) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)— in connivance with the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) and police officials had attacked an Ahmedi place of worship.

According to 2017 annual report released by Ahmedi community, at least “77 Ahmedis were booked under discriminatory religious laws in 2017, with nine still in prison “on faith-related allegations”, and four Ahmedis were murdered in hate crimes in Pakistan”.

While another report on Pakistani media listed 3,936 news items and 532 editorial pieces from Pakistan’s Urdu-language media that contained “hate propaganda” against the Ahmedi community.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly …

Reference

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2 replies

  1. In Pakistan, in line with one of the most ridiculous laws, this may be a ‘place of worship’, every where else in the world it will be a MOSQUE

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