Survey Reports of the Urdu Press

Survey Reports of the Urdu Press

 

Reports on Urdu Press and Ahmadiyyat – annual

 

2010

Ahmadis’ human rights and the national Urdu press

Rabwah: This month Press Section of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya issued its annual report: Anti-Ahmadiyya news published by the Urdu newspapers – 2010. It makes interesting reading.

The report was restricted to the major Urdu national dailies. During the year 2010, it was a matter of routine again for the Urdu papers to print anti-Ahmadiyya statements and hate-promoting news in bold headlines. However, no paper had the courage to print the Ahmadiyya viewpoint. In 2008, one thousand and thirty-three such news items appeared in the press; these increased in 2009 to one thousand, one hundred and sixteen items, and in 2010 these increased further to one thousand four hundred and sixty-eight. Almost all of these were prejudiced, hate-promoting and some even fabricated. The daily Nawa-i-Waqt (Editor: Majeed Nizami) printed the most news at 237 i.e. one almost every other day. The daily Ausaf (Editor: Mahtab Khan) stood second, and the daily Pakistan (Editor: Mujib ur Rahman Shami) was in third position.

Mullas are in the habit of making slanderous statements. These are published without any verification. As a result, common folk get agitated and inflict physical and costly harm upon Ahmadis. As a result of such provocation and hateful propaganda ninety-nine Ahmadis were murdered last year for their faith.

A few of these headlines are translated below:

Qadianis are rebels of the country and the millat (Islamic society).           Ilyas Chinioti

The daily Ausaf, Lahore; Jan 14, 2010

Qadianis and Blackwater are responsible for terrorism in Pakistan.                      Ataul Muhaiman

The daily Jang, Lahore; Oct 24, 2010

Qadianis should be expelled from the country.         Maulvi Faqir Muhammad

The daily Aman, Faisalabad; Jun 10, 2010

Qadianis are our enemies and rebels of the country and the Millat (Islamic society).                     Abdul Latif

The daily Express, Faisalabad; June 24, 2010

 

Qadianis holding key posts are responsible for discord between the army, the judiciary and the democratic forces.       Khatme Nabuwwat conference

The daily Pakistan, Lahore; Oct 16, 2010

Country-wide processions against blasphemous caricatures. America and Qadianis are the greatest blasphemers.                        Ulama Karam (mullas)

The daily Ausaf, Lahore; Jun 13, 2010

 

Qadianis are heretics, apostates and must be killed.                        Allama Abdur Rasheed Bilal

The daily Islam, Lahore; June 19, 2010

The penalty of death for apostasy should be imposed.                      Maulvi Faqir Muhammad

The daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; Sep 7, 2010

etc. etc.

 

 

2009

Ahmadis’ human rights and the national Urdu press

Rabwah: Press Section of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya issued its annual report on: Anti-Ahmadiyya news published by the Urdu newspapers – 2009. It makes interesting reading.

The report was restricted to the major Urdu national dailies. During the year 2009, it was a matter of routine for the Urdu papers to print anti-Ahmadiyya statements and hate-promoting news in bold headlines. However, no paper had the courage to print the Ahmadiyya viewpoint. In 2008, one thousand and thirty-three such news items appeared in the press, but in 2009 these increased to one thousand, one hundred and sixteen items. Almost all of these were prejudiced, hate-promoting and false. The daily Nawa-i-Waqt (Editor: Majeed Nizami) printed the most news at 162 i.e. one almost every other day. The daily Express stood second, and the daily Jang (founded by Mir Khalil ur Rehman) and the Khabrain were in third position.

Mullas are in the habit of making slanderous statements. These are published without any verification. As a result, common folk get agitated and inflict physical and costly harm upon Ahmadis. As a result of such provocation and hateful propaganda eleven Ahmadis were murdered in 2009 for their faith and ninty-nine this year.

A few sample headlines are translated below:

Qadianis want to destroy the peace of the country.           Ilyas Chinioti

The daily Express, Lahore; Apr 12, 2009

The increasing anti-Islam activities of Qadianis should be checked.        Maulana Abdul Hafeez

The daily Aman, Lahore; Mar 24, 2009

We will not allow Chenab Nagar to become a Qadiani State.      Allah Yar Arshad

The daily Express, Lahore; Apr 18, 2009

Qadianis are enemies of Islam; they should not be enrolled in medical colleges.     Students

The daily Ausaf, Lahore; May 09, 2009

President and Governor of Sindh are giving shelter to Qadianis.      Khatme Nabuwwat Conference

The daily Ausaf, Lahore; Mar 13, 2009

Qadianis should be removed from all key posts. Rulers should cast off American bondage if they want national security.       Khatme Nabuwwat Conference

The daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; Mar 12, 2009

600 Qadianis received training in Israel for anti-Pakistan activities.

The daily Khabrain, Lahore; Sep 10, 2009

The great grandson of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (founder of Ahmadiyya community) embraces Islam. Government should provide him protection.    Jamiat Ahle Hadith

The daily Ausaf, Lahore; Dec 24, 2009

etc. etc.

 

 

2008

Ahmadis’ human rights and the national Urdu press

Rabwah: The Press Section of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya issued its annual report (2008) on “Anti-Ahmadiyya news published by the Urdu newspapers”. It gives facts and figures, and makes interesting reading.

The survey was restricted to only the major Urdu national dailies. During the year 2008, it remained a routine with the Urdu papers to print anti-Ahmadiyya statements and hate-promoting news in bold headlines. However, no paper had the courage to print the occasional Ahmadiyya explanation. In year 2007, nine hundred and seventy four such news items appeared in the press, but in 2008 it went up to one thousand and thirty three items. Almost all of these were prejudiced, hate-promoting and false propaganda. The daily Nawa-i-Waqt (Editor: Majeed Nizami) led this band by printing 465 news, while in 2007 it printed 235 news against Ahmadiyyat. The daily Jang stood second (founded by Mir Khalil ur Rehman), and the Daily Express was at close third.

Mullas are in the habit of making provocative statements. These are published without any verification. As a result, common folk get agitated and inflict physical and costly harm upon Ahmadis. As a result of such provocation and hateful propaganda six Ahmadis were murdered last year for their faith, while eleven have been murdered this year (2009).

A few of these headlines whose photocopies have been printed in that report are translated below for the information of our readers:

Qadianis are not loyal to the country, nation and Islam. ‘Sajid Mir’

The daily Jang, Lahore; May 27, 2008

Qadianis are enemies of Islam and Pakistan.     Shadabi Raza, Mufti M. Sadeeq

The Daily Express, Lahore; June 2, 2008

Our drive will continue till the end of Qadianiat. (Aalami Khatme-e-Nabuwwat Conference)

The daily Pakistan, Lahore; September 9, 2008

The centenary celebration of Qadianiat is a conspiracy to destroy the peace of the country – Ulema

The daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; May 24, 2008

Qadianis are involved in the publication of blasphemous cartoons.    Abu Bakr Madni

The Daily Express, Lahore; April 17, 2008

Cases should be registered against Qadiani students of the PMC

The daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; June 30, 2008

600 Qadianis of Pakistan recruited in Israeli Army

The daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; October 16, 2008

And many more.

 

 

2007

Ahmadis’ human rights and the national Urdu press – last year’s report

Rabwah: In February 2008 the Press Section of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya issued its annual report (2007) on “Anti-Ahmadiyya news published by the Urdu newspapers”. It gives facts and figures, and makes interesting reading. A summary of its contents, translated in English, is produced below for information and record.

The survey was restricted to only the major Urdu national dailies. “During the year 2007, it remained a daily routine with the Urdu papers to print anti-Ahmadiyya statements and hate-promoting news in bold headlines. On the contrary, no paper had the courage to print Ahmadiyya explanation conspicuously,” mentions the Report. Nine hundred and seventy four such news items appeared in the press during the year. Almost all of these were prejudiced, hate-promoting and false propaganda. The daily Nawa-i-Waqt (Editor: Majeed Nizami) led this band by printing 235 news. The daily Pakistan stood second, and the daily Jang (founded by Mir Khalil ur Rahman) was a close third.

“Mullas are in the habit of making provocative statements. These are published without any verification. As a result, common folk get agitated and inflict physical and costly harm upon Ahmadis,” says the Report.

A few of such headlines whose photocopy is printed in that Report are translated below:

Phalia:          Qadiani murdered by a retired police inspector

The Daily Express, Faisalabad;3.2007

The Shariah penalty for apostasy (presumed to be death) should be imposed. Mulla Faqir Muhammad

The Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; 19.2.2007

The Election Commission should delete the names of Qadianis from the column of Muslims.

The Pakistan, Lahore; 5.7.2007

Joint Electorate is a deviation from the founding principles of Pakistan. (Mulla) Allah Yar Arshad

The Jang, Lahore; 15.12.2007

The Qadiani boycott of elections is nothing but cheap publicity.

The Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; 17.12.2007

Qadianis are giving Pakistan a bad name abroad. Malik Rab Nawaz

The Daily Express, Faisalabad; 27.8.2007

Qadianis are enemies of both Islam and Pakistan.   Maulana Abdullah Madni

The Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; 9.9.2007

 

The authorities should undertake an ‘Operation’ against Qadianis. (Mulla) Allah Yar Arshad

The Daily Express, Faisalabad; 20.4.2007

Qadianis were pampered excessively by the present regime. (Mulla) Shabbir Usmani

The Pakistan, Lahore; 10.4.2007

World Pasban Khatme Nabuwwat will protest today against the governmental backing of Qadianis.

The Asas, Lahore; 10.4.2007

The Qadiani lobby close to the President and the PM is instrumental in deterioration of the national situation.

The Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; 22.3.2007

Qadianis are the agents and tools of the West. (Mulla) Zahid Mahmud Qasmi

The Asas, Lahore; 3.4.2007

Qadianis are Indian and Israeli agents.      (Mulla) Abdul Hafeez Makki

The Express, Faisalabad; 13.3.2007

Rabwah is the centre of the conspiracy. Qadianis are encouraging Shia-Sunni riots.

The Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; 1.4.2007

The blasphemous cartoons are Qadiani conspiracy

The Ausaf, Lahore; 16.2.2007

Terrorist attacks are Qadiani conspiracy. Maulana Akram Toofani

The Jang, Lahore; 31.4.2007

600 Qadianis join the Israeli Army

The Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore; 12.6.2007

Qadianis plan to turn Chenab Nagar (Rabwah) into an Israel. (Mulla) Syed Kafil Bokhari

The Din, Lahore; 1.3.2007

etc.

The report contains copy of the electoral announcement by the Ahmadiyya headquarters who requested it to be published, even as a paid ad. The major newspapers who keep on clamoring for the ‘freedom of the press’ refused to publish it.

The Report summed-up in the following words:

Islam is a religion that supports goodwill, tolerance and peace in a big way. This country that was founded on this fair name is drenched in hate and prejudice in the very name of Islam. The result is obvious to us all.

“Pakistan is unfortunately faced with a difficult internal situation. Mutual slaughter prevails. It is therefore essential that true Islamic teachings are presented in Pakistan. The press has an important role in propagating highly peaceful teachings of Islam to the general public in order to promote compassion and peace in society. But if the press that is duty-bound to guide the public on the right path promotes hate and prejudice, and violates its professional ethics, and neglects the soul of this (worthy) profession then the public peace gets destroyed. In these circumstances the country needs support. However, the Urdu press, knowingly or unknowingly, prints sectarian fabricated news boldly. These baseless statements are printed on their front pages by these newspapers…”

 

 

 

 

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