Gujranwala attack 2014 Archive

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....

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How a ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post led to the killing of this Pakistani family and why nothing stopped it

The Washington Post When the outcome is as terrible as this, it seems almost unfair to the dead to begin their story not with their demise, but at the beginning. Especially when the...

When being Ahmadi is a ‘fault’

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the mob attack and killing of four members of the Ahmadi community in Gujranwala and burning of five houses, terming...

Pakistani mob kill woman and her two young granddaughters after a member of the religious sect she belonged to posted ‘blasphemous’ comment on Facebook

MailOnline Rioting erupted in city of Gujranwala following ‘blasphemy’ claims, police say The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim but...

HRCP slams Ahmadis’ killing in Gujranwala

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Lahore—The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has slammed the mob attack and killing of four members of the Ahmadi community in Gujranwala and burning of five...

An unhappy Eid

Eid was always a happy time, particularly Eid-ul-Fitr. It was the reward for a month spent fasting, praying, trying to set the tone for the rest of the Islamic...

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Three Ahmadi females, including 8 month old infant die in arson attack in Gujranwala Eight homes and four shops looted and gutted by mob in police presence. Download Press Release: