Anti-Ahmedi laws: Police act as worship place ‘looks like a mosque’

Published: May 4, 2012

Police were about to tear down the minarets, about five feet high, at the main gate too, but local Ahmedis convinced them to give them a day to cover them as demolishing them would have damaged the whole structure.

LAHORE: 

Policemen scratched out Quranic verses written on the walls of an Ahmedi place of worship and ordered them to cover up short minarets at the entrance as they made the place look like a mosque, The Express Tribune has learnt.

After receiving a complaint about the place of worship in Sultanpura, Kachhupura, a large contingent of Misri Shah police visited it on Wednesday and told the Ahmedis they had a day to make the place look less like a mosque, failing which a case would be registered against them under the ‘Anti-lslamic Activities of Qadiani Group, Lahori Group and Ahmadis (Prohibition and Punishment) Ordinance’ of 1984.

The policemen etched out the verses at the main gate and entrance to the main hall. They were about to tear down the minarets, about five feet high, at the main gate too, but local Ahmedis convinced them to give them a day to cover them as demolishing them would have damaged the whole structure.

An Ahmedi familiar with the matter said that for several days, “irrelevant people” had been instigating non-Ahmedis in the area to complain about the place of worship. He said that they had applied to the local police for the registration of an FIR. He said that the deputy superintendent of police (DSP) concerned had met both sides on Tuesday and they had reached a compromise whereby no case would be registered provided the verses and minarets were removed.

He said that the worship house had been open since 1960 in the same form.

He said there were around 35 Ahmedi families in the area and they had offered no resistance to the police action.

He said that the police arrived at the place on Wednesday, cordoned it off and removed the verses by scratching them off the walls. He said that they had told the police that they would cover up the minarets using tiles to hide their shape.

On Thursday, they told the police they would try to cover the minarets with iron sheeting. Investigation Officer Khalid said that they had pledged to do so overnight.

Misri Shah Station Houser Officer (SHO) Mudassarullah Khan told The Express Tribune that the matter had been resolved amicably. He said no FIR had been registered and there had been no protest by anyone. He said the verses had been removed with the consent of both parties.

The SHO identified the complainants as Rana Muhammad Tufail and Advocate M Badar Alim Sheikh. He said that they had sought a case under Sections 295-B and 298-C of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The complainants, who are residents of Ravi Road, about 15 kilometres from the place of worship, said that the building had the Kalma Tayyeba, names of Allah and prayer verses written at the entrance as well as minarets. “They are non-Muslims and should be tried under the law for depicting themselves as Muslims,” read the complaint.

According to 295-B, “whoever wilfully defiles, damages or desecrates a copy of the Holy Quran or of an extract therefrom or uses it in any derogatory manner or for any unlawful purpose shall be punishable with imprisonment for life.”

According to 298-C, “any person of the Qadiani Group or the Lahori Group (who call themselves ‘Ahmedis’ or by any other name), who directly or indirectly, poses as a Muslim, or calls, or refers to, his faith as Islam, or preaches or propagates his faith, or invites others to accept his faith, by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representations, or in any manner whatsoever outrages the religious feelings of Muslims shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2012.

Reader Comments (235)

  • May 4, 2012 - 1:44AM

    Should I congratulate all Pakistani Muslims for saving Islam from a great danger? Was Pakistan created for this reason to remove verses of the Holy Quran and names of Allah from buildings? Should we all feel safe that police is doing this great service of Islam in Pakistan?

    Are these the teachings and footsteps of Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan?
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  • AnisAqeel
    May 4, 2012 - 2:28AM

    It is outrageous and we have degraded ourselves to the extent that no fear of Allah or Rasool (s.a.w.) is left in us just for the animosity of a weak, God fearing, non political and practical sect. This is ignorance of before Rissalat when Kuffar used to do their utmost against Hazoor (s.a.w.)and Sahaba.

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  • Shayan TJ
    May 4, 2012 - 3:06AM

    Sorry to say but this is a pathetic country. I feel ashamed. Who are we to question their faith? Live and let live.

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  • May 4, 2012 - 3:45AM

    This sets a very dangerous precedence soon some others “devout muslims” will see some other Ahmadi “place of worship” more Masjid like so some other “devoted followers” will gather. Its strange twisted logic of Remove Allahs Names and the Kalima from a mosque and you go to heaven … No wonder Pakistan is in the state its in …Recommend

  • Ansar Raza
    May 4, 2012 - 6:11AM

    We, Ahmadi Muslims, living outside Pakistan should respond by increasing our tabligh activities and show those miscreants that your hegemony is limited only within the precincts of Pakistan but we are a world-wide community and we can not only depict ourselves as Muslims but also propagate our faith. Doing tabligh and achieving new converts can be a slap on their faces.

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  • Qudsiaa
    May 4, 2012 - 6:12AM

    @Masood Nasir:
    Congrats! At least Police is doing something.

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  • Aliu Taofeek
    May 4, 2012 - 8:36AM

    This is outrageous and completely condemnable act by the Pakistani Government. I really wept for the future of that country. But i just want them to know that Ahmadis are everywhere in the world, They can not stop the cause of Almighty Allah. Despite all their critism,we are progressing in faith. May Almighty Allah fight for us. Am proud to be an Ahmadi

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  • Jaakhuzg
    May 4, 2012 - 10:13AM

    where is Khadim-e-Aala and our hyper active supreme Court’s Suo moto???

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  • Lone Star
    May 4, 2012 - 10:29AM

    “…….religious feelings of Muslims shall be punished with imprisonment”. hmmmm it’s always Muslims feelings, whether they are in Pakistan or in the UK? Outta curiousity is there any decent person left in Pakistan who could raise this un-islamic act in the parliament? Let’s see who comes forward to condemn it.

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  • unbeliever
    May 4, 2012 - 10:32AM

    isn’t scratching quoranic verses covered under blasphsmy?
    accidently burning of a newspaper having quoranic versus on it may land you in jail, then why not intentional scratching ?

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  • Concerned
    May 4, 2012 - 10:38AM

    Islam cannot be saved by such actions and even the Almighty Allah would not approve of the same. More and more people all around the world would shun and condemn Muslims especially Pakistanis being an intolerant community. We are truly proud of our Ahmediyas and other Muslim sects in India who worship in their respective mosques without fear or discriminating each other.

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  • Yawar Arif
    May 4, 2012 - 10:39AM

    A sad sad day. Where is freedom of religion? We Muslims cry when someone else does anything to us but are silent when we do the same to others? The hypocrisy, the shame!!!

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  • Amir Khan
    May 4, 2012 - 10:49AM

    I am ashamed to be a Pakistani and a Muslim because of pathetic zealots like this. When I tell anyone I am a Pakistani Muslim I feel as if i am insulting myself. After living in Canada I realized what Islam actually is something I would have never learned living in Pakistan. I am sorry to say but nations like Canada, U.S., and the United Kingdom represent Islamic ideals such as love, tolerance, peace, respect, freedom, better than ANY ISLAMIC NATION!

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  • Shehryar
    May 4, 2012 - 11:01AM

    Absolutely disgusting! Why does every thing under the sun “outrage the religious feelings of Muslims”???

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  • Jaakhuzg
    May 4, 2012 - 11:03AM

    wake up Punjab… This land of lively, colorful and vibrant culture and people are fast falling into the grip of religious extremism and i am afraid that if not addressed timely,, it will soon be loosing its beautiful face.

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  • May 4, 2012 - 11:07AM

    Scratching out Quranic verses from walls? How nice. We are the top most blasphemers ourselves and have no respect to the Book that we were given to follow. Pathetic.

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  • Syed Khalil Ullah
    May 4, 2012 - 11:23AM

    This is just a face of democracy, a soar tablet that must have to be taken by minority as majority is authority.

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  • fahad yousaf
    May 4, 2012 - 11:33AM

    No one is allowed to bypass the law. If there is a rule that Qadiyanis cant make their worship places like holy mosques then they should not. Why you guys are becoming so frustrating. I am sure papers like tribune will give air to this incident…shame on Tribune…

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  • prakash
    May 4, 2012 - 11:42AM

    What all are you people doing…where are you heading to……such Intolerance.
    For God’s ( Allah ) sake leave your minorities alone…after all they are just a minority.

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  • zalim singh
    May 4, 2012 - 11:48AM

    Scratching out Quran verses from walls- is it not blasphemy? will the police be arrested? Oh. It was not done by Americans. Otherwise there will be riots in streets of Pakistan.

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  • yusuf
    May 4, 2012 - 11:53AM

    Why blame? Majority of ‘Muslim’ will admire this, majority is authority!!!

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  • May 4, 2012 - 11:53AM

    I am afraid we are removing the Name of Allah and Kalima i Tayyaba without any fear. For God sake be sensible, be afraid from the Almighty Allah. Dangue fever, huge floods and other curses have not yet been gone away from Pakistan. Dont follow the footprints of Abraha and his army who came to Mecca to destroy the Khana i Kaaba but the history depicts that all his army was destroyed by the Almighty Allah by virtue of small Ababeels. Is there anyone who can stop these hate campaigners.

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  • Observer's Eye
    May 4, 2012 - 12:05PM

    Speecless- Just wondering What would be our POV If someone in India or USA would have done this to our Mosques?

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  • Falak
    May 4, 2012 - 12:16PM

    Do those who are Muslim by law have some kind of copyright on designs which vaguely fall under the category of mosque-like or Islamic design. Do we have some kind of monopoly on the Quran – wasn’t it revealed for the people of the world rather than just for the people of the faith. SHAME ON THE POLICE, SHAME ON THE GOVERNMENT, AND SHAME ON US for not protecting our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their beliefs.

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  • Haji Rafiq A. Tschannen
    May 4, 2012 - 12:20PM

    It should be obvious to all that Allah’s blessings will not be in a country where the Government of an Islamic country sponsors the erasing of verses from the Holy Quran. I feel sorry for Pakistan.

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  • Kaalchakra
    May 4, 2012 - 12:24PM

    Naeem Sabir

    No one has removed kalima from any mosque, so please, don’t twist facts.

    How often do the police agree to ‘give you a day’? Instead of blaming the police, would it not have been better to not engage in such activities in the first place?

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  • salman
    May 4, 2012 - 12:40PM

    Shame on every Pakistani on planet earth. We have demonized our own no wonder we have so many enemies …

    Where is mighty khan the man of reforms change and INQALAB

    Atleast a statement would help ! Please condemn this

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  • UFF
    May 4, 2012 - 12:41PM

    Gr…….8

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  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 - 12:48PM

    Police etched out Quranic verses from the place of worship on behest of people who wanted themselves to be taken as more “muslims” than others?? Ironic!!

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  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 - 12:51PM

    If tomorrow some Quranic verses are published in a book not written by a muslim then what would be the fate of that book??

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  • May 4, 2012 - 12:52PM

    Quaid e Azam’s address to Constituent Assembly, August 11 1947 says, “We should begin to work in that spirit and in course of time all these angularities of the majority and minority communities, the Hindu community and the Muslim community, because even as regards Muslims you have Pathans, Punjabis, Shias, Sunnis and so on, and among the Hindus you have Brahmins, Vashnavas, Khatris, also Bengalis, Madrasis and so on, will vanish.”

    An here we are…. A democratic state with freedom of speech, expression and above all, freedom of religion.

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  • Acorn Guts
    May 4, 2012 - 1:00PM

    Yeah? Well try to erase the status of mosque for this place from within our hearts!

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  • Umer
    May 4, 2012 - 1:00PM

    @fahad yousaf:

    No one is allowed to bypass the law.
    If there is a rule that Qadiyanis cant
    make their worship places like holy
    mosques then they should not.

    Palestinians and Kashmiris should not break any Israeli or Indian laws too by your standards.

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  • Hindustan Ki Shakti
    May 4, 2012 - 1:10PM

    @fahad yousaf:
    Can any one please explain that what this dispute is about??
    But I just know one thing that until & unless anyone insults islam , he must be allowed to follow religion.

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  • Zeeshan Sheikh
    May 4, 2012 - 1:12PM

    Good Work there is no room of any change in Islam.

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  • waqar ahmed
    May 4, 2012 - 1:13PM

    Whats wrong guys…….. Law is a law….do as directed ….. and really shame on tribune.
    dont cry follow the law. you are not Muslims dont built mosque….if you dont understand and follow Quran dont write on your worship place walls.

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  • Ali
    May 4, 2012 - 1:16PM

    Why Qadianis are not following law. Qadianis should live and let live amicably in society. If the law doesn’t allow them than why every time they do this. It’s becoming their routine.

    These activities of Qadianis mislead Muslims of local area as they consider it masjid and go to pray. To prevent this this law was made but Qadianis are very stubborn.

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  • Imran Nadeem
    May 4, 2012 - 1:18PM

    It’s very shamefull ! Whether Islam teaches us this way ??? Very very sad,
    It’s slap upon administration of Punjab and curse on the former of this ordinance.
    Anyhow these actions can not slow down the very speedy progress of Ahmadiyya jamat .
    Only in two days of March 2012 Leader of Ahmadiyya Jamat has inaugurated three mosques in west midlands region of UK in a radius of 13 miles only.

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  • xzy
    May 4, 2012 - 1:21PM

    @fahad yousaf:
    The said Ahmadi ‘mosque’ with it’s ‘muslim architecture’ was built in 1960, before the 1974 ordinance declared them as ‘non-muslims’ and before 1984 ordinance became effective.
    As per the rule of law it only applies to the ‘mosques’ built after 1984.

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  • Agent Ali Imran
    May 4, 2012 - 1:23PM

    I am absolutely in favour of this action we must not allowed any self proclaimed Islam follower to do anything which can damage the image of Islam and our Prophet (PBUH). I live in UK and here I saw how UK and German government pay this community to damage the image of Islam and converting peoples to become Qadyaani by paying him lot of money.

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  • Agent Ali Imran
    May 4, 2012 - 1:27PM

    @PostMan
    Quran-e-Pak is for reading, understanding and to implementing in our daily life. Its not for writing on the walls.

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  • Tayyab Pirzada (@MCAcidFlow)
    May 4, 2012 - 1:28PM

    During the time of the Prophet (sa), the Kuffar would commit the same monstrosities and atrocities that these people are doing against Ahmadi Muslims. May Islam be protected from such ideologies. And for all our Muslim brothers and sisters in the Ummah, do you not see that day by day the Ummah is more divided ideologically in terms of sects, politically, and in other ways, and is more and more at odds with itself, and you have things like this, yet the جامعة الإسلامية الأحمدية has remained united under 1 Khalifah since its inception?

    The Prophet (sa) said if you cannot find a Jama’at al-Muslimeen (Community of Muslims) with a single Imam uniting them, then go and live in the forest in seclusion. However if you do find that Community, then go join them (Sahih Bukhari).

    Love for All, Hatred for None

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  • May 4, 2012 - 1:29PM

    One thing is clear that these minority Muslim sects are only safe in non-islamic countries. In a failed country like Pakistan, they are neither allowed to pray nor convert to other religions.

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  • Pardesi
    May 4, 2012 - 1:36PM

    I believe every human being has the right to practice what ever religion they wish to practise, but as far as I am concerned our prophet of Islam declared in his akhri khutba that HE was the last prophet and there will be no more after him.
    Now Mr Ahmed comes along, and claims to be a prophet why did he try to hijack Islam?
    If you choose to follow another prophet then you are not Muslims : SIMPLES
    These people should not be persecuted for their religious practice but I would seriously ask Ahmadis to look at their faith.
    Why is it that “Ahmadis” are not allowed to perform Hajj if they go there as “Ahmadis”?

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  • xzy
    May 4, 2012 - 1:39PM

    Also I urge my Ahmadi Muslim brothers that just like how they stand up and unite against oppression from fellow Muslims, so too they should unite against oppression and hypocrisy within the community, especially in Pakistan.
    You should point out and bring to jamaat’s notice those ‘murrabiyans’, ‘sadar sahib/sahiba e halka’ and their families who flaunt their position for personal gains and hide behind piety.
    Because they are no different from the Mullahs who are against Jamaat e Ahmaddiya.

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  • FoAad
    May 4, 2012 - 1:42PM

    This is called State-Sponsored Terrorism , Every amendment made by Dictators can be abolished but why this one remains in Constitution ? From where they get that stopping anyone from Saying Prayers , Going to Mosques and Calling Adhan is serving Islam ? Hazur (SAW) even allowed Jews and Christian to worship even in Mosques sometimes . Mullahism is destroying Pakistan internally !!

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  • usman
    May 4, 2012 - 1:44PM

    shame on you fahad yousaf. pathetic move by the police. everyone should have a fair chance to practice their religion in peace

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  • Umer
    May 4, 2012 - 1:50PM

    Good Job ….Recommend

  • A2Z
    May 4, 2012 - 1:52PM

    This law is product of “Democracy”, the lovely system of secular and liberals. They also “preach” to respect the constitution then why they are so much frustrated. When law is according to their wishes then it’s perfect otherwise not. Secular and Liberal are also extremists.
    Those who are criticising that there is no tolerance then I should remind you the law says Ahmadis should not build their worship places which resembles Mosque other than that they are allowed to build. They should respect the law and live peacefully instead of creating trouble.

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  • Mussadiq
    May 4, 2012 - 1:59PM

    What a service of Islam by erasing Kalma, Names of Allah and Verses of Holy Quran. Shame on these stupid and ignorant people.

    May Allah have mercy on these people

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  • Parvez
    May 4, 2012 - 2:02PM

    …..and we still call ourselves a tolerant Muslim nation.

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  • KM
    May 4, 2012 - 2:04PM

    Ahmedi’s are not muslim’s

    Here is the simple fact –

    They believe that the Prophet Mohammad (saww) is not the last prophet and that mirza bloke is a prophet (Naozbilla).

    I find it amusing whenever anything relating to Ahmedi’s is posted……the comments sections are flooded by….Ahmedi’s…..it’s a bit like the jews who come in masses on the guardian/independent blogs about Palestine/Israel.

    The fact is Ahmedi’s are not wanted in Pakistan and it’s better you do not degrade Islam. Recommend

  • May 4, 2012 - 2:06PM

    This is just sad. Very sad. Why can’t we let them live/worship the way they want?

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  • R.A
    May 4, 2012 - 2:10PM

    Burning of Quraan by a non Muslim in U S and
    Scratching of verses of Quraan by Mullas
    and so called Muslim police.?
    What is the difference except
    Muslims doing this is far bigger sin
    Can C.J tell us where is the
    Namoos e Quraan law
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  • Omer
    May 4, 2012 - 2:10PM

    Gift of free judiciary and a democratic government.

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  • sonam shyam
    May 4, 2012 - 2:11PM

    Pakistan was made on the doctrine that Hindus and Muslims can not live together. Well! Hindus are by and large living peacefully with Muslims in India; while Muslims are not living peacefully with fellow Muslims in Pakistan. Two nation theory is dead; long live Hindu-Muslim unity!

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  • M Afzal Qamar
    May 4, 2012 - 2:12PM

    Really a sad day and sad event.

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  • Ahmed
    May 4, 2012 - 2:12PM

    Ahmedi or Qadiani are non-muslims, this is a fact. Why they try to disguise themselves as muslims when they are not. We should appreciate the act of police. However, they should have charged them under law.Recommend

  • Imran Nadeem
    May 4, 2012 - 2:12PM

    Very

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  • Ashar
    May 4, 2012 - 2:15PM

    Ahmedis are non muslims. They want to live in Pakistan they can. But not like Muslims. ZAB was one of the greatest men of Pakistan who took this bold decision and declared Ahmedis non- muslims.

    What ever done with them is of no disappointment, neither they were forced nor persecuted, they knew they were doing wrong because when you do not believe on Kalima Tayyaba then you do not have the right to place it on the wall of your temple. Same is for Holy Verses.

    After going thru the above comments it seems this is the first muslim comments on this one of the very few legal, justified and shariah complient actions of our Police Force. Thanks to the Petitioners for setting things straight with respect to our respected minority of Pakistan, Qadianis.

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  • May 4, 2012 - 2:27PM

    @Kaalchakra

    o look! do I see Policemen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y63r21RFb-o stop living in denial and the fear of the Mullah. Havent they dont enough to destroy Pakistan!!!!

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  • Muhammad Asghar
    May 4, 2012 - 2:28PM

    @ ROY Quiad didnt mentioned QADYANIs is his speech as quoted by you.in between did the police stop u guys from ur prayes????the answer is no so stop bleeding Recommend

  • Kaalchakra
    May 4, 2012 - 2:30PM

    Dilawer Khan Sahib

    The Quaid had visualized Pakistan as a welfare Islamic state. Hindus, Ahmadis, Sikhs could continue to practice their faiths if they wanted but he expected the true Islamic ways to become a common bond among all, thus reducing angularities. He could not have appreciated Ahmedis taking the route they have.

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  • huzaifa
    May 4, 2012 - 2:32PM

    My ignorant to Islam brothers who scratched out the Qurranic verses and tried to demolish minarets from worship place forgot that few of the indications of Qurb e Qiamat are that people will rub off the Qurranic verses and will demolish Mosques. It is sad to learn that one of the Leaders involved was an ADVOCATE, so now i believe that two of the indications are being completed.

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  • Umer
    May 4, 2012 - 2:32PM

    @Kaalchakra:

    would it not have been better to not
    engage in such activities in the first
    place?

    What activities? Freedom of religion? It may come as a surprise to a JI supporter like you but freedom of religion is the basic right of every human being. Police infringed on that right so police is to blame as well as the government who instead of protecting citizen rights steps over them.

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  • May 4, 2012 - 2:35PM

    Why so much crying? Whatever happen to DEMOCRACY and the Majority is Authority?

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  • Umer
    May 4, 2012 - 2:35PM

    @Agent Ali Imran:

    Quran-e-Pak is for reading,
    understanding and to implementing in
    our daily life. Its not for writing on
    the walls.

    That would mean we’ll have to scratch it off from even the very famous mosques like Faisal mosque among others.

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  • Arindom
    May 4, 2012 - 2:41PM

    Pathetic……

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  • Hassan
    May 4, 2012 - 2:47PM

    that’s sick

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  • May 4, 2012 - 2:57PM

    The ironical thing is Pakistan was supposed to be haven for all Muslims. How sad that they enjoy greater freedom from the country that was supposed to oppress them.

    I am happy to point out that Ahmadis enjoy freedom in India.

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  • Athar Chattha
    May 4, 2012 - 3:04PM

    @Jaakhuzg:
    He is Busy sending these police contingents to Ahmadi places instead of all the places they are actually needed in this lawless society

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  • Qaiser Aziz Qais
    May 4, 2012 - 3:07PM

    this is what no body knows becuase in pakistan the name of islam is opposition of Ahmadiyyat an nothing else. If somebody raises his voice against this unjustice action then the government never take serious action even looks like that govt. itself involves aal in these maaters……..one thing i never understand that what is the real problem of them with these names of Allah which has written on that walls oh Ahmadiyya worship places………..is there anyone who can give the answer? certainly no one is there because they don’t know what are they doing…………Allah will catch them soonly inshallah and tells them what did they do………..this is the dark side of our beloved Pakistan so sad,……

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  • observer
    May 4, 2012 - 3:09PM

    Policemen scratched out Quranic verses written on the walls

    So far, so good.

    Now will some scholar tell me that if I were to ‘scratch out Quranic verses’ written on some other walls, I will not be killed for blasphemy.

    And would the same apply, if I were to ‘scrach’ out the verses from some pages in a Book or may be some pages from the Book, also.

    Some people desperately need to wake up and get a life.

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  • Krusty
    May 4, 2012 - 3:09PM

    The law is the law is the law…

    Teeheehee.

    Dance! Dance like they all are…why, can’t you hear the music? You must be mad, mad I tell you, if you don’t hear the music!

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  • dv sikka
    May 4, 2012 - 3:10PM

    After this sect is obliterated it will be the turn of SHEA. Will people of Pakistan ever see PEACE in that beautiful country. Before Partition everybody lived peacefully. WHY NOT NOW ?.

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  • Litmus
    May 4, 2012 - 3:13PM

    @fahad yousaf:
    Offcourse no one is above law, that is the reason none from the Ahmadi community reacted in any manner. It seems like you are a hardcore law abiding citizen, but what you missed looking at is the Hypocracy. The Tribune is highlighting that the Kalima, Allah’s Name and Quranic verses were rubbed, can’t you see that. You seem quite boastful for law, please mention which law gives permission for rubbing Kalima, Allah’s name and Quranic verses. Law prohibits wall chalking at government installations, public places, I have never seen police rubbing that, so which rule of law are you talking about?

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  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 - 3:17PM

    I am not an Ahmadi but this is not in accordance with the Quaid’s Pakistan…shame on we the Muslims for such conservatism…we have made Pakistan apartheid for the minorities…

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  • May 4, 2012 - 3:19PM

    @Masood Nasir:
    I am an ex-Qadiani; We can not call a worship building of Qadianies as a mosque. As the Muslims and Qaddianies are two different groups. Therefore it was the right thing to do that all symbols and things which were depicting that building as a mosque must be removed to avoid any confusion.

    I will further suggest that a sign board must be hanged outside every Ahmaddiya worship centre that this building is an Ahmaddiya Worship Centre.

    And Yes, the Qadianies must be given all sorts of protection from any kind of harassment and must be allowed to peacefully follow their beliefs as long as they do not pose themselves as Muslims.

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  • Nasir Ahmad
    May 4, 2012 - 3:21PM

    These so called muslims are scraching Quran from mosque and pastor Tery Jones is
    burning Quran.I cannot see any difference between them both are doing the same.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    May 4, 2012 - 3:22PM

    @Umer:

    Palestinians and Kashmiris should not
    break any Israeli or Indian laws too
    by your standards.

    I admire your abilities in bringing up Palestine and Kashmir in a context not even remotely related to either.

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  • Asif Ali
    May 4, 2012 - 3:24PM

    The law of all Islamic lands (including Pakistan) states that Ahmedi’s are “non muslims”.
    So why the hue and cry?
    If Ahmedi’s think they are in large number and are spread worldwide, they must go elsewhere in a non-islamic country.
    They can not and should not practice non muslim faith, while calling themselves as muslims – in a muslim land.

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  • Feroz
    May 4, 2012 - 3:25PM

    Was Pakistan created for the protection of Islam or the destruction of Islam ? Seeing the happenings of the last 65 years I am having some serious doubts.
    Will those who erase the Quranic verses and and pull down the minarets be subsequently prosecuted under the BLASPHEMY laws ?

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  • munchkin bob
    May 4, 2012 - 3:28PM

    finally with this we have saved the islam today. congrats, muslims

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  • Hindustan Ki Shakti
    May 4, 2012 - 3:31PM

    @Agent Ali Imran:
    Extremism is the main problem in Pakistan.
    Here [people have thinking like of yours. Using scripts from Holy boo and writing on walls should rather be considered good because people learn from them.
    I appreciate Express Tribune for being so open and informing this to entire community of Pakistan & world so that atleast educated people in Pakistan can protest about these acts of Stone Age Era.
    Should allow Ahmedis to practice their way of worshiping .

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  • khalid
    May 4, 2012 - 3:34PM

    . It started in early 50ties and it is gaining ground ever since. One of the reasons is that politicians have lost their vision. Instead of leading the nation , and creating the national unity ,they are following the crowds. They do not dare to say what they mean!!!! the result is that whole of the nation is polarized,fabric of society is torn away , and Mullhaism is on the march.
    It will remain so until the political forces are completely out of scene. And Taliban take over the beautiful land of Pakistan.
    Welcome to the list of most intolerant people .

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  • May 4, 2012 - 3:57PM

    Its a very shameful thing that a Muslim erasing Kalima and Quranic verses. No matter that a police did it but first of all the cops were Muslims. Muslims should spread Quran and here they’re removing it. What a pity….

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  • muhajir
    May 4, 2012 - 3:58PM

    They have to obey the law of the Land. Even in Europe or America one cannot make a masjid without legal permission. When its in the law of Pakistan that ahmadi worship places should not bear the resemblance of a Masjid then that should be respected. The police have shown humanity and leniency by allowing them one day to comply with the law.

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  • Lion-O
    May 4, 2012 - 4:10PM

    @Masood Nasir:
    Yes, these are the teachings of the Prophet (saws). In the Prophets time numerous sects arose in which their leaders proclaimed themselves as Prophets and as messiahs, these sects would attempt to justify themselves through verses in the Quran and other matters of faith, they were all relentlessly persecuted to extinction.

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  • adnan
    May 4, 2012 - 4:11PM

    absolutely right they dont have right to use the verses of quran on their walls they are kafirsRecommend

  • May 4, 2012 - 4:13PM

    @Amir Khan:
    So live with them and die with them and get buried with them.

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  • PARDESI
    May 4, 2012 - 4:15PM

    @Pardesi: I don’t what happened here it seems that the news paper goofed up and published someone’s elses mail under my name of Pardesi. But whoever you are this is my reply to you. Allah Mian has not abdicated his seat nor has he said that go about punishing people in this world who are falling foul of Allah’s message. Allah Mian has kept this right and we Muslims if we are Muslims have no in behaving this wayRecommend

  • Logic Europe
    May 4, 2012 - 4:21PM

    the biggest mistake was to creat Pakistan and you can see the results

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  • Ibraheem Mustafa
    May 4, 2012 - 4:27PM

    I salute the policemen for standing up to the Qadiani lobby and upholding rule of law !

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  • muhajir
    May 4, 2012 - 4:28PM

    why dont ahmadis just call their religion ahmadiyat? a separate religion like hindusim, sikhism, christianity, etc why do they create fitna in Islam by calling their religion a sect in Islam?
    I would love to have an academic debate with the Ahmadi head in London. Can he answer the following?
    Mirza Qadiyani did not fight against any Dajjal nor did he fulfill any of the prophecies which will be fulfilled by Prophet Isa (as) or Imam Mahdi. so why do they still follow him? Also thr Authentic Hadith clearly state that Prophet Isa (as) will be separate from Imam Mahdi, so how do they accept Mirza Qadiyani as two in one?

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  • Ayyaz
    May 4, 2012 - 4:39PM

    @ Umer
    Palestinians and Kashmiris should not break any Israeli or Indian laws too by your standards.

    Well you know what is the history of Kashmir & Israeli, Jews have occupied the state & same as indian did. as it was clearly mentioned in Law that Ahmadi are not muslim, if their was something wrong, then the local of that worship place should speak out, well they know that they are wrong so they didn’t oppose, don’t know why you people are shouting from all over the world,

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  • Mujahid
    May 4, 2012 - 4:41PM

    If All Qadiani reckon them ‘Ahmedi’ and all others (whther muslim or non-muslim) as non-ahmedi then its very much perfect to remove minret from thier place of worship. And its nothing but compliance the law and constitution of Pakistan which require to do so. Police is just doing what these Pakistanies wanted for them. What wrong with it?. After all Qadianies are all Pakistani and they have to abide by the law and constitution. Isn’t it the case??

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  • M Ahmed
    May 4, 2012 - 4:50PM

    As an overseas Pakistani & a Muslim I have more civil rights and liberty to practice my religion than I have in Pakistan & Mideast.

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  • Litmus
    May 4, 2012 - 4:52PM

    @Ahmed:
    the way my friend you wrote that Ahmadi’s and non-muslim is a fact, you must be very sure about it. For my knowledge, can you tell me the basis of this fact? What makes you think that they disguide themselves as muslims? Frankly speaking, if they disguise themselves with Quranic verses and Kalima, should’nt you be happy that they are coming under the veil of muslims. Its a natural win for you, isn’t it.

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  • A real Bloch
    May 4, 2012 - 4:55PM

    Qadyanis arent Mulims this is the verdict of 1.1 billion Muslims. They themselves designate themselves as Ahmdis. Qdyyani cult have their headquarters in London UK and Haifa Israel. It is a shame that they use Islam and Quranic words on there place of worship. If they want to revert back revert from Mirza and declare Muhammad (PBUH) as the last Prophet.

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  • V Sharma
    May 4, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Only in Pakistan. Such a shame.

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  • ZYZE
    May 4, 2012 - 5:01PM

    Please dont call Ahmedis as Muslims, ………they have different faith and relegion from Muslims.

    Yes, we have to protect every minority in our country.

    Everyone has to obey the law of the country as well.

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  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 - 5:03PM

    @Ahmed:
    Tomorrow you will try to erase rest of humanity just because in your belief they are not muslims but look like one! (same 2pair of eyes, walk on two legs, have same kind of brains….) in short are also humans.

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  • M Ali Khan
    May 4, 2012 - 5:04PM

    just remember that Pakistan is, and still remains, the only country in the whole world that declares Ahmedis as “non-muslims” by law.

    No other country, Muslim or non-Muslim, does that.

    You will find Ahmedis in India, UK, USA, Bangladesh, Canada, South Africa, Indonesia, Gulf, Europe etc and they are regarded as Muslims and can go to Hajj/Ummrah to Saudi Arabia too.

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  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 - 5:06PM

    @adnan
    Talk about the caste system…in garb of religion!:

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  • Litmus
    May 4, 2012 - 5:14PM

    @muhajir:
    You an academic person in matters of religion? The authority with which you are expressing your desire to have an ‘academic’ debate with the head of the Ahmadiyya community, seems you have mastered in your understanding about the philosophies and teachings of Islam. My question to you is, do you even know the plain translation of ‘Namaz’? You might be offering it five times a day, you must be knowing every meaning of every single verse you say in namaz, i bet you won’t. The problem with people like you is that you don’t know the very basics of Islam and yet you have the courage to question others faith, may Allah have mercy on you. And please, become a true muslim and strengthen your basics, then may be you you won’t be needing any ‘academic’ debate.

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  • Ali
    May 4, 2012 - 5:15PM

    Well To all the sympathizer of Qadyani religion, it is not new to fight against false prophethood, this is taught by the our beloved Last and Final Messenger of Allah Muhammad Sallala ho Alihi wassallam, his Sahabas from First Caliph Hazat Abubakar Sadiq RA to the ones coming after, and yet many Fake prophets have come in the past and all of them like the founder of Qadyani religion pose themsleves as Muslims, They try to do the preaching as by fouling the common people as harmless and practicing muslim sect and showing and using Qaran and Kalima Pak as their symbols. This is nothing new, Qadyani predecessors have done it in the past and they will continue to do this in future Our response to all of them need to be the same given to their leader . May Allah Subhan Wa Talla protect our Imaan and Islam. Recommend

  • Chilli
    May 4, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Why ET is so easy on Islam and so sympathetic on Ahmedis??? I am sure they are not aware of the wrath one deserve for deviation in Islam. Making worship places similar to Muslims is a trap to misguide innocent worshippers.

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  • Saquib
    May 4, 2012 - 5:29PM

    We, as muslims have lost the essence of Islam. Who are we to judge them? I feel ashamed of being a Pakistani muslim for such a ruthless treatment with Ahmadi brothers & sisters, though, I don’t belong to them but I at least feel for them and to feel the feeling of such pain is what Islam has taught me. They should be given freedom to practice their religion in whichever way they want & be treated equally regardless of any name they give to their religion.

    May Allah give them hidaya that’s what is least expected of them!

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  • Omair
    May 4, 2012 - 5:33PM

    shame on you writer by negatively portraying everything :P :P

    shame on all muslim who are against this action………

    for police good work done guys

    there is a difference between mosque and its look a like and there is no harm in destroying look a like………. why i said it look alike because when qadyanis or ahmedis are not muslims then how come there worship place is a mosque and same is the case with their so called kalima and book………Recommend

  • G. Din
    May 4, 2012 - 5:35PM

    This is sheer lunacy!

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  • Righteous
    May 4, 2012 - 5:39PM

    What nonsense !!

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  • Ahmad Babar
    May 4, 2012 - 5:44PM

    Well Done,

    Just not let any one else touch our Religion !!!
    Keep them away !!!!

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  • Ilyad
    May 4, 2012 - 5:51PM

    @ Lone Star: good point, but for that you need moral courage – which is lacking in abundance. People don’t want to face the wrath of the nuisance value of mullah!

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  • True Muslim Paki
    May 4, 2012 - 5:52PM

    I really dont understand why so many people are commenting here. Theres a law and implementing the law is wrong? Why? Qadianis, Ahmedis are NOT Muslims. They Do Not accept Mohammed as the last prophet & therefore, are not muslims. & hence they have lost their right just like Hindoos to put Quranic Verses on their buildings (not mosques). Why is ET making a fuss over something which is a non issue? I think theres a conspiracy.
    Other Newspapers like Damn or the Jang or nation haven`t even bothered to cover this while ET makes this a big ticket news item.

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  • Mumbai Dude
    May 4, 2012 - 5:54PM

    If Zakir Naik can travel to non-muslim nations to spread Islam, why cant Ahmadis do the same in Islamic lands? Please respond hypocrites.

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  • True Muslim Paki
    May 4, 2012 - 5:55PM

    ET is a newspaper with a foreign agenda and conspiracy. It always posts non news items like this to degrade pakistan. It also posts articles against Imran Khan Sahab all the time. Imran Khan sahab not any other politicial party has condemned this nor is there any report in any newspaper, why ET is always doing this?

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  • Dr. Adnan
    May 4, 2012 - 5:56PM

    @ All Above :

    If it’s a law under constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan than it is needed to be followed on all costs.

    Second thing : I have already seen real faces of Ahmedi’s I can’t defend them anymore. So now follow the LAW like everyone else.

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  • From Bigoted Land
    May 4, 2012 - 5:58PM

    For God’s sake “Live and Let Live” people. Such bigots, like those who reported this to the police, let all pakistanis down. Let ahmadis have a breath of peace even if you dont consider them muslims atleast consider them humans.

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  • Adam
    May 4, 2012 - 6:03PM

    Hazoor SAW said that Islam would be divided into 72 sects and only one would be following me and mine Sahaba. These majority is following exactly the early days people who want to remove Islam by force. Love for all hatred for none.

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  • Ashvinn
    May 4, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Why are Muslims so anti ahamadiya why are they so brutally intolerant, we have similar in Kashmir with the grand mufti asking GOI not to recognise ahamadiya community as Muslims.we Hindus have our own fanatics but on this scale that they challenge peace of the world.

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  • May 4, 2012 - 6:29PM

    than we wonder why there are so many problems happening in pakistan………….
    this is KHUDA KI LANAT ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,WE DO NOT LEARN DO WE………..Recommend

  • Ashamed to be a Pakistani muslim
    May 4, 2012 - 6:29PM

    Do these so called “true Muslims ” have a patent on a particular building design.This is height of hypocrisy and the worse kind of religious narrow minded
    ness, which has nothing to do with glorious principles of Islam.these people are actually exhibiting the same narrow minded ness and hatred as of their Hindu ancestor, albeit in name of Islam.Their cousins are doing the same across border by demolishing Babri mosque and killing people belonging to other religions like Muslims,Christians,Sikh etc,all in name of religion.

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  • smj
    May 4, 2012 - 6:35PM

    What if American congress pass a law to ban Muslims their right of worship in public or create our mosques a certain way after getting “inspirations” from this golden law?

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  • Dua
    May 4, 2012 - 6:35PM

    @Umer:
    Ahamedies r nt breaking any rule of Pakistan even these laws are non Islamic and inhuman. these mosques were built before these anti ahmadiya laws. ur police and extremists are breaking the rules of Islam by scratching and erasing Quranic verses. Is this the Sunnah of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)? . He The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) allowed Christians to pray in His Mosques. Muslims are those who preach islam and Quranic verses not erase them. Shame on all these so called Muslims.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    May 4, 2012 - 6:41PM

    Its about time that people should wake up and provide protection to the weak in their community. Shouting the slogan that we are muslims and not lending a helping hand to those who are being persecuted is hypocricy. I see many people feel bad for the ahmadis but they will never go out to talk to them or help them in real life. If you are not part of a solution, you are part of the problem.

    Religious fascism, which most Pakistanis suffer from, is a disease that kills slowly. Europe called their share of it as “dark ages” while muslims think that every thing in their history is made of gold. Religion takes away all logic and common sense from an average human. This fascims, has engrained the Pakistanis to believe that Muslim is a label whereas the Quran puts it as a “quality of a human”.

    Ahmadis are as much muslim as any other sect. Soon the time will come when all these hateful sects will face the consequences of their actions.

    And again, dont just talk….go out and take some action.

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  • shahina
    May 4, 2012 - 6:45PM

    @ A2Z Where in Pakistan can u point out any incident from the side of an Ahmadi creating trouble Ahamdis, Do u believe Allah is everywhere so u know what is happening in Pakistan or you just want to say against Ahamdis without any prior knowledge Fear God and think rationally is this what our holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saw) has taught us from where you get that stopping anyone from Saying Prayers , Going to Mosques and Calling Adhan is serving Islam ? Hazur (SAW) even allowed Jews and Christian to worship even in Mosques sometimes . Mullahism is destroying Pakistan allover !! Already the condition of Pakistan is getting worse day by what else are you all waiting for Allah’s curse will not leave any one who even thinks wrong for anyone fear God Ahmadies only speak of love for all and hatred for none !
    Shame on the police and shame on the government and shame on the official muslims of the so called Muslim country Pakistan May Almighty Allah show all the right path !

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  • Hasan Awan
    May 4, 2012 - 6:54PM

    The most interesting thing is I have seen mass protests against Burqa Ban and Minaret Ban Pakistan and when Jamaat e Islaami was asked why there should not be any ban then they said that Islam teaches us tolerance and There are Human right in Islam. So the irony is that We call Europeans as Hypocrites after Minaret Ban and we say that they dont follow Human rights but when we do the same in Pakistan then we say we are Majority and we have the right to do that and many people infact supported this move. This means According to my Muslims fellows Human rights exist only for Muslims and not for Non Muslims. They can protest Minaret and Burqa Ban but In Islamic country Human rights exist for only Muslims.
    With this move how can you say that Human rights are equal in Islam. ???. When you are in Majority you want Shariah and when you are in Minority then you want Secularism like in Europe to protect yourself.?.

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  • Freeman
    May 4, 2012 - 7:09PM

    @Agent Ali Imran: Ahmadies should respect Pakistani law. According to law Ahmedies are not Muslims as they do not follow fundamental rule of islam so why they make their worships like muslims mosques.

    I am not against Ahmedies or their faith but Law is law. They have every right to follow their own way of faith but they also need to follow country law where they live. If Ahmedies will make mosques then there will be confusion among the muslims.

    I am not sure why everyone is trying to bash Pakistan. More worse things are happening in other countries in the world. Police only asking them to respect the law and that’s it and gave them time to do it themselves.

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  • muhajir
    May 4, 2012 - 7:12PM

    @Litmus

    Dude I urge you to question your leaders, not follow them blindly.

    Mirza Qadiyani did not fight against any Dajjal. He did not make the muslims rule over the entire earth as the prophecy of Prophet Isa’s second coming states per the authentic hadith. That proves that Mirza Qadiyani was NOT Prophet Isa (As). Mirza Qadiyani was NOT Imam Mahdi either because Imam Mahdi will work along side Prophet Isa (as) and both Prophet Isa (as) and Imam Mahdi will meet in Makkah according to authentic hadith. Then they will fight against and conquer Dajjal and Yajuj Majuj (Gog Magog) per authentic hadith of Prophet Muhammad (saw). Now interestingly Mirza Qadiyani neither fought against Dajjal nor against Yujuj Majuj. in fact Dajjal and Yajuj Majuj did not even appear in mirza Qadiyani’s time and have not yet appeared. So this proves that he was neither Mahdi nor Prophet Isa (as)

    Please study Islam, get the basics and you will automatically abandon ahmadiyat. I feel Pakistani muslims should not harm ahmadis but show them the light of true Islam and have academic discussions on Islamic faith with them and they will automatically abandon ahmadiyat.Recommend

  • Freeman
    May 4, 2012 - 7:14PM

    @Umer: None of them are breaking the law of Palestine and India as they are occupied by India and Isreal and are not citizens of Israel and India. They both are fighting to kick both them from their own territory.

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  • Ahmedis are corrupting ISLAM
    May 4, 2012 - 7:26PM

    I don’t understand what the heck is your problem guys, you guys are defending Ahmedis and Qudianies, how do you like them to curropt your religion,, they are worst of all muslims. Do you all know the ideological theories of these people, “they believe that Budha is also a prophet of Allah” I mean how could someone being a muslim believe that?

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  • rehan
    May 4, 2012 - 7:27PM

    @Masood Nasir:
    yes indeed.
    Whatever the police did was exactly according to the law of the land and pure and simple constitutional.
    They are prohibited, through the constitution, to act and portray themsleves like Muslims.
    Commendable police action without any violence shall be appreciated instead ridiculing Pakistan itself.
    Grow up.

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  • AB
    May 4, 2012 - 7:31PM

    Disgusting, intolerant, disappointing, saddening…. this is NOT my Islam.

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  • Shehzad Hameed
    May 4, 2012 - 7:33PM

    Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the founder of the renowned leftist political party, the PPP, must be proud of adding the Ahmedis as non-Muslims in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Adnan Aamir
    May 4, 2012 - 7:33PM

    Police is just following the law, this entire outcry about this issue is senseless. People are angry about quranic verses scratched out from walls of Ahmedi prayer places but not by what ahmedis are doing?

    Ahmedis are declared non-muslims according to constitution and its good that constitution is being uphold at least on this issue. Ahmedis have equal rights to live as compared to other muslims but they cant claim to be muslims, Newspapers such as tribune should also raise voice against ahmedi propaganda

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  • Laureate
    May 4, 2012 - 7:35PM

    A barbaric act. Really sad and repenting.
    1st the thing is that the matter of Ahmadiyya sect is not taken into deep interest and on the other hand doing such ridiculous things is very annoying. The decision at which everyone makes an accountability factor about Ahmadies as Unislamic was just decided in 15 minutes and that was totally Political one. Just for the sake of Arabs, Mr. Zulifqar Ali Bhutto did that happen and thats been a matter of dispute between the parties till the moment. It wasnt a Religious ammendment.

    Ahmadies use Islamic terms and everyone should be happy at it, rather than getting silly. Its just the lack of Awareness in the Public.

    I am against this Racism that is being done to Ahmadies in Pakistan. They should have full freedom to preach also. For what the Govenment and mullahs are scared of? If Ahmadiyya true, people should join it and if other one, they should go for it. What is govenment and any mullah to interfere in anyones personals?

    Everyone gets afraid of TRUTH and the situation depicts that same is the case with Pakistan. Sorry my Beloved country for you are a puppet of Politics.

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  • Ashish
    May 4, 2012 - 7:37PM

    When anything happens to muslim outside Pakistan (Palestine or Kashmir) , Pakistanis are the first to cry and see what is happening in their own yard. They are making it a graveyard itself. Just for the ban on Hijab, see the hue and cry by Pakistanis and now see , what is happening to Ahemadis , Shias , Hindus , Sikhs and Christians. Hopeless situation and looking at some of the comments and the article , a dark and bleak future.Recommend

  • Basit
    May 4, 2012 - 7:37PM

    I wish, if everyone in Pakistan can follow this by Quaid-e-Azam M A Jinnah

    You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed –that has nothing to do with the business of the State. (Presidential Address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on 11th August, 1947.)

    Where did we go wrong…..

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  • Ahmadi
    May 4, 2012 - 7:41PM

    I just want to say that may Allah show everyone the right path. . .love for all haterd for none is the motto of Ahmadiat. . .may Allah bless jamate ahmadia with success (aameen)

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  • Zohaib
    May 4, 2012 - 7:45PM

    I hate the fact that a mafia of intolerant jahil maulvis have hijacked my religion. They think they can play God and decide who’s Muslims and who’s not. The problem is not just one mosque or Ahmadis, its a manifestation of a REALLY BAD interpretation of Islam that’s being wildly propagated. We need to breed educated Muslims to step forward and speak against this mafia who think they own Islam.

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  • Haji Rafiq A. Tschannen
    May 4, 2012 - 7:48PM

    Ha, ha, ha. Pakistanis protest when the Swiss do not permit construction of new minarets and at the same time destroy minarets in their own country !!! Joke of the day.

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  • M-Tariq
    May 4, 2012 - 7:49PM

    Seriously Guys . Karachi is burning, Planes are crashing, Bomb blasts everywhere. Corruption is at the peak- No Food- No Electricity- No Gas-And above all No Security for Life ,BUT our Dearest Pakistanis are more worried about who is Muslim and who is not. That’s really amazing. Dear Pakistanis -We will still say
    LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE

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  • IZ
    May 4, 2012 - 7:50PM

    Reading all the comments by bigots applauding this action as just application of the law one would think that there was no more law-abiding country in the world than Pakistan. Of course if anyone tries to debate or use legal means to change the discriminatory anti-Ahmedi laws these same law-abiding citizens will start burning, destroying property, and murdering anyone they can get their hands on. How convenient that they hide their bigotry, hatred and immorality behind “the law”!

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  • Tauqeer
    May 4, 2012 - 7:58PM

    @fahad yousaf:

    Mr. Fahad, how strange of you to say that everyone should abide the “Law…..”.

    Who made this so-called “law” and for what purpose, do you ever wake up and think!

    Recently Dr. Mubashir, in a local channel very openly admitted that this act was a political decision to please “some people” for political gains and “NOT A RELIGIOUS decision” by any means.

    Before these laws came into force, Ahmadis went to perform Hajj and lived lives as any other Muslim sect members do. Don’t you think these discriminatory laws need to be re-looked into like other such laws fostering vested interests like NRO and others which keeping on changing with the moods of the political gainers!!!Recommend

  • Patriot
    May 4, 2012 - 8:01PM

    According to Islamic rules and the constitution of Pakistan Ahmadi/Qadyani are declared as non-muslims.I shocked that some ignorant people are still considering them their muslim brothers. Qadyani are completly non-muslims and they should not use the muslim indications to mislead the muslims. It is a great step taken by Police to defend our Religion “Islam” and to apply constitution of Pakistan.

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  • Shafiq Ahmed Butt
    May 4, 2012 - 8:05PM

    calling muslim and doing every thing against what Islam stands for is now a days is Mullah`s Islam in Pakistan ,disgusting and shameless act of Govt agency (POLICE) .this is done on the beautiful name of Islam ,they have no shame.may Allah have mercy on all those who are innocent victims be steadfast and never take the law in your own hands let Alone almighty Allah to respond their actions just remainsteadfast to Ahmadiyyat the true Islam and stay away from bad people.

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  • kaalchakra
    May 4, 2012 - 8:05PM

    Umer

    I support Muslims and Islam alone under Islam’s guidance. If you don’t like any part of it, that is your problem.

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  • Hasan
    May 4, 2012 - 8:21PM

    Once again, Islam has been saved in Pakistan! Alas what about saving the latter?

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  • ayesha_khan
    May 4, 2012 - 8:31PM

    @muhajir: “its in the law of Pakistan that ahmadi worship places should not bear the resemblance of a Masjid then that should be respected. “

    This worship place was built in 1960 and the Pakistani law cam ein 1974. No law was broken at the time the Masjid was built. In Switzerland there is a new law saying masjids with minarets cannot be built. But they are not giong around destroying existing mosques because of this law which came much later.

    This act had nothing to do with enforcing rule of law and everything to do with bullying and oppression of a minority.

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  • Mahmood Malik
    May 4, 2012 - 8:37PM

    It is sickening to read that Quranic verses were removed from a place of worship. The noble people of this disfunctional nation should rise up in the defence of the true Islam which teaches tolerance and respect for writings of the Holy Quran and to remove these is to deny the respect and status to the Quran itself and nothing could be more unislamic. Even if these Quranic verses were not at a plcae of worrship but a house or a shop or office these are sacred and action of removing is greatet disrespect for the words of God.
    Senior police officers are suppposed to be educated and have experiennce of life and religion, they ought to display more wisdom and respect for the words of the Holy Quran. Even if you do not consider Ahmadies Muslim and their plaes of worship appear like mosques then Muslims should take pride in it. Many churches in Europe have minarates and we take pride that they wish to follow us traditions.
    National mentality is sewn with hatred and intolerance. You paper ought to make comments on this incident which you have failed to do. Recommend

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