UK Broadcaster Takbeer TV fined for abusing minorities

Sunni Muslims always claim that Ahmadis are not persecuted in Pakistan. Here is an example of their bullying and abuse of the Ahmadi Muslims in the UK. On two programmes aired by Takbeer TV our members were subjected to insults and bullying in violation of broadcasting rules as given in this news item. UK broadcaster … Continue reading UK Broadcaster Takbeer TV fined for abusing minorities

The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia

...But the Ahmadis are not alone in their struggle to practice their faith in Indonesia. Last week, a group of about 300 people from a variety of religious backgrounds staged a rally at Indonesia's parliament, demanding that their rights as citizens to freely worship, a right enshrined in the constitution, be respected. Muslims complain that … Continue reading The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia

Jinnah’s dream becomes nightmare for minorities

Hopes were high when Jinnah presided over the Constituent Assembly in 1947 and declared without doubt that freedom of religion was to be respected. It was his wish to lift up the economic and politically deprived Muslims from their backwardness that led to the support of many non-Muslim minority activists as well, notably Christians. In … Continue reading Jinnah’s dream becomes nightmare for minorities

For minorities in Pakistan, persecution never ends

In a gruesome incident late Saturday night, 29 graves in an Ahmadi graveyard were desecrated in Dunyapur, district Lodhran, around 100 kilometres away from Multan. The community’s spokesperson Saleemuddin told The Express Tribune that unidentified people entered the graveyard and broke the plaques (katbe) of a large number of graves, while digging around 29 others. … Continue reading For minorities in Pakistan, persecution never ends

Sunni Extremism against minorities

PRESSURED by opposition from Pakistan’s religious right, the ruling PML-N in Punjab tried to prevent Kamran Michael, a Christian cabinet member from presenting the provincial budget this summer. They were forced to take back their decision. In Faisalabad, the textile capital, members of the Ahmadi community were listed on flyers that said they should be … Continue reading Sunni Extremism against minorities

EU Parliament adopts resolution on attacks against minorities

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on human rights in Indonesia on 7 July, making reference to attacks on religious minorities such as Christians and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, according to a news release from Christian Solidarity Worldwide. The move by the European Parliament follows a resolution in the UK Parliament, a letter of concern … Continue reading EU Parliament adopts resolution on attacks against minorities

Pakistan’s religious minorities suffer under blasphemy laws

Aasia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother of five children from Pakistan, is facing execution for her religious beliefs. Despite international outcry over her sentence, Aasia remains in an isolation cell in a jail in Punjab, a state in the northwest of Pakistan. Bibi’s story began in June, 2009, when she was living in the tiny village … Continue reading Pakistan’s religious minorities suffer under blasphemy laws

Targeting minorities: No friend to Ahmadis in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Pamphlets labeling members of the Ahmadiyya community “Wajibul Qatl” (‘liable to be murdered’), and inciting people to publicly attack followers of the faith, are being openly and widely circulated in Punjab’s textile industry hub Faisalabad, The Express Tribune has learnt. Even more startling is the fact that the pamphlet contains a list of names … Continue reading Targeting minorities: No friend to Ahmadis in Faisalabad