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The Ahmedis of Pakistan

While the mind remains boggled with religious onslaughts and vigilante mob tyranny, it gets even harder to understand what drove our society to excommunicate an entire community The seeds of….Read more


Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan still waiting for the annulment of the 2nd amendment

Examiner.com Forty years ago in the month of September the government of a country played God and snatched away the rights of a group of citizens with the stroke of….Read more


“There is no scope for a counter response from Ahmadis”

TheNewsOnSunday On September 7, 1974, exactly 40 years ago, the Second Amendment to the Constitution that declared Ahmadis as non-Muslims was passed. It was a kind of culmination of their….Read more


Ahmedis burned to death

Just when we thought we had seen every kind of apathy and savagery in Pakistan, we reach new lows and demonstrate, once again, just how inhumane we can be. A….Read more


PPP’s human rights cell condemns attack on Ahmedis

The PPP’s human rights cell has strongly condemned the mob attack on an Ahmedi’s home, killing innocent women and children in Gujranwala and called upon the government to make special….Read more


Of Ahmedis, sects and blasphemy

When university educated Pakistanis who are social media savvy have this need to kill in order to homogenise and fit everyone into their personally preferred lifestyle, religion or sect, it….Read more


On defining a Muslim

The News on Sunday Ali Usman Qasmi’s prolificacy as a historian surprises me. His second book The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan has been published just a few….Read more


Ahmadis on the run: Fearing death in People’s Colony

GUJRANWALA: A pall of fear hangs thick over Gujranwala’s now eerily silent People’s Colony. It has been weeks since an enraged mob set fire to five homes belonging to members….Read more


Pakistan’s Wretched of the Earth

The recent act of violence against Ahmadis in Gujranwala is part of a series of such events, which have been taking place in Pakistan for many decades now. While all….Read more


So what if she is 8-months old? She is Ahmadi, kill her!

As Pakistanis prepare for the end of Ramazan and the arrival of Eid, we come across the news that an Ahmadi residence was set on fire by a mob, killing a mother….Read more


The Taliban within

As the nation takes on terrorists, religious extremism is still on the rise     ‘Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation….Read more


Silence of ‘good men’: A week on, Gujranwala mob attack victims await justice

LAHORE: Last week an elderly woman and her two minor grand daughters were burnt alive in Gujranwala by a charged mob. A week of silence has passed since then. No suo….Read more


کائنات، حرا اور گھٹن

قاصد کی عمر ابھی ایک سال بھی نہیں مگر وہ اپنے والد کی گود میں آنکھیں بند کیے دنیا مافیہا سے بے خبر لیٹا ہوا تکلیف سے ہولے ہولے کراہ….Read more


Tenu Kaafir Kaafir Aakhday

Let me start with a profound apology for covering, what many might deem an “unimportant” issue this week. With all my sympathies with the innocent children and civilians being killed….Read more


Stepping into the past

For a country that has tattooed the name of God everywhere, there is no fear of God in the hearts of those who live in it Step into the future…..Read more


Religious doublespeak

Given that religious scholars are nothing but shopkeepers of religiosity whose livelihood depends on such hatemongering, it is hardly surprising that Ashrafi resorts to such incitement to violence The deadly….Read more


Peace and tolerance

Some Muslim countries permit and even sponsor extremist education and social structures, and most Muslim countries lack adequate constitutional protections for religious diversity  In yet another manifestation of the hate that….Read more


White flags for them, green for us

Even after deliberating for 60 years, the jury’s still out on Muhammad Munir. Pakistan’s second chief justice was a symptom of the times he lived in: brilliant but tragic, visionary but….Read more


Killing the Children

Murder is commonplace and so is mass murder. It is a news item, and news items change too quickly to keep count, to mourn properly, to be disturbed over for….Read more


My daughter and Kainat

It was one of those hazel sort of days that you sometimes get in Pakistan, in which a pleasant chill permeates the shining bright rays of the sun. The sky….Read more


The case for a Kemalist intervention

Pakistani democracy has done things to itself which it now finds impossible to get rid of. We can take it as an axiom of ‘modern’ civilisation that the state has….Read more


PPP’s human rights cell condemns attack on Ahmedis

The PPP’s human rights cell has strongly condemned the mob attack on an Ahmedi’s home, killing innocent women and children in Gujranwala and called upon the government to make special….Read more


‘And they got horrifically bloodthirsty’

Thus read a sentence from Rabia Mehmood’s report on the Gujranwala mob madness posted on the Dawn website on Shawwal 1, quoting an eyewitness. The Gujranwala rampage, killing and arson took place on….Read more


Pakistan: Mob Kills Woman and Two Girls over ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post

Yahoo News An angry Pakistani mob has killed a 55-year-old woman and two minors of the same family over an alleged blasphemous post onFacebook. The victims belonged to the Ahmadi….Read more


Attack on Pakistani Minority Condemned

Voice of America Human rights groups in and outside Pakistan are condemning as “brutalization and barbarism stooping to new lows” a mob assault on a minority Muslim community that left….Read more