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The Targeting of "Minority" Others In Pakistan Ahmadis attacks


The Targeting of Minority 'Others' in Pakistan

A 2012 Human Rights Watch report further concluded that:

Since the May 2010 attacks, there has been an intensification of the hate campaign against Ahmadis ... In June 2011, a pamphlet named some 50 prominent Ahmadis in the city of Faisalabad in Punjab province and declared them “liable to be killed” under Islamic law, along with all members of the community. No action has been taken by the government against those who disseminated the pamphlet. In September 2011, one of those named in the pamphlet, Naseem Butt, was shot dead. At least another five Ahmadis were killed during 2011, apparently because of their religious beliefs. In December, unknown assailants vandalised 29 graves in an Ahmadiyya graveyard in the Punjab town of Lodhran. During 2012, extremist groups in Lahore have used discriminatory provisions of Pakistani law that target Ahmadis and prevent them from “posing as Muslims” to force the demolition of sections of an Ahmadiyya mosque on the grounds that its dome made it look like a mosque. In the garrison city of Rawalpindi, the authorities barred Ahmadis from using their mosque at the insistence of local extremist groups. In both instances, Punjab provincial administration and police officials supported the extremists; demands, instead of protecting the Ahmadis and their mosques.

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