Police demolish Ahmadi worship place minarets in Kharian

Published: July 11, 2012

Spokesperson of Ahmadi community says 6 minarets demolished, 2 bigger ones to be taken down later. PHOTO: AHMADI COMMUNITY PRESS OFFICE

LAHORE: Six minarets of an Ahmadi place of worship, Baitul Hamd, were demolished by the Kharian city police Tuesday night.

The demolition took place on the application of Saqib Shakeel Ghazi, Syed Iftikhar Kazmi and others from the Barelvi religious organisation called Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz-e-Islam. It had been filed to the Kharian police station.

The application asked the police to take action under the Section 298 B and C of the 1984 ordinance, which declares it illegal for Ahmadis to act or look like Muslims, to practice or propagate their faith and to call their worship place a “mosque”.  There were no court orders for the demolition.

Police personnel, under the supervision of DSP Sultan Meeran, assisted by SHO Kharian Sadar Police Station Raja Zahid went to the worship place located near Kabari Bazar, Pul Nullah in Kharian.

Ahmadi community spokesperson in Kharian, Nasir Dar told The Express Tribune that six minarets had already been demolished whereas the police would demolish the two bigger ones later on as one was attached to the worship place’s electric supply and the other would fall on the building if not taken apart with the help of skilled labour.

The Kalma written on the front of the worship place’s entrance was also removed by the police as well, and the complimentary quotes about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were whitewashed.

SHO Raja Zahid said, “Everything was done amicably and peacefully and 80% of the work has been completed.”

Zahid further told The Express Tribune that after receiving the application from the afore-mentioned religious organizations, two meetings with the Ahmadi community and the applicants of the religious organization were held.

Afterwards a committee formed by DSP Sultan Meeran decided that it would be better to demolish the minarets. Zahid added that “noted and respected citizens were part of this committee also.”

SHO Raja Zahid said that the decision to demolish the minarets and other similar actions taken regarding Baitul Hamd were done “after a mutual consensus of the parties involved and the Qadiani community members who were very cooperative”.

“The reason for taking armed police personnel was for the protection of the Qadiyani community also,” said a police official.

Zahid added that, “We made sure that we were respectful, but the law of 298-B clearly states that Qadianis cannot call their worship place a ‘mosque’, so if it cannot be called that, then it cannot resemble the mosque either,” said Zahid.

However, Nasir Dar interprets the “mutual consensus” differently.

Dar said, “In our meeting with the police and the applicants, we told them that they can take off the Kalma and whitewash the quotes, if they think that displaying these texts was an illegal act by the community but told them that we would not do it with our own hands.”

Dar further said that when the minarets demolition came up, community thought that it was too much and told the police that “the minarets should only be demolished unless there is a court order to do so.”

“In fact we pleaded that the minarets should not be touched but nobody paid attention to our plight,” added Dar.

This is the first demolition of Ahmadi worship places’ minarets by Police after 1984. However there are a number of worship places which are sealed by the authorities, the community members say. There have been incidents where the Kalma has been removed or hidden from the worship places by the authorities, despite community protests.

He said that the community could not do anything except let the demolition happen because they do not disobey the law. Dar alleges that during the two combined meetings with the Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz-e-Islam members and the SHO, Saqib Shakeel Ghazi threatened that if the police did not demolish the minarets, they would do so themselves.

Baitul Hamd was built in 1980, four years before the 1984 Ordinance.  The spokesperson for the Ahmadi community in Pakistan, Saleemuddin said, “Is there a patent for the design of a minaret that these people have?”

“All kinds of buildings have minarets and domes as part of their designs then why can’t the Ahmadis retain the ones which are on the pre-1984 worship places?”

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Hussain Naqi, a senior member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said “The police and state are not timid in such incidents, they are not even appeasing to the extremist elements but conniving with them.”

Naqi added that the Chief Justice of Pakistan should take a suo motu. “Till the blasphemy laws are repealed such incidents will keep happening,” he said, adding that the police whitewashing the complimentary quotes for the Prophet and taking off the Kalma tiles was an act of blasphemy as well.

This is the third major incident this year which involves the status of an Ahmadi place of worship. In May 2012, a lower court in Lahore, ordered the police to act as per law on an application which asked for the demolition of Baitul Zikr in Lahore.

In March, couplets of the Holy Quran written on tiles at the Sultanpura place of worship in Lahore were desecrated when police got them removed via labourers.

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Reader Comments (185)

  • Imran Malik
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:13PM

    This never ending battle to determine whose god is better than the others will get us nowhere.People fighting each other over religious dogma is creating more chaos in the country.
    Why the need to force the demolition of people from other religions/sects ? Instead of fixating over such trivial things,the human race would be serviced better if people concentrated on education and scientific development.This obsession with religion has gone too far.

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  • Umer
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:17PM

    Does anyone see a remote (or possibly major in the eyes of the rest of the world) similarity between here and what’s happening in Timbuktu? Sad is the day when Pakistani authorities adopt the same method and are being compared to a place / country like Timbuktu/Mali.

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  • one more liberal
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:22PM

    What should I say? don’t say anything
    What should I do? don’t do anything
    just keep on seeing, what the world is doing,

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  • Jul 11, 2012 - 4:23PM

    Barbarians !

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  • Kashif
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:24PM

    Demolishing worship place & whitewashing Kalima. Is this Islam???

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  • Jat
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:25PM

    And then you complain the rest of the world does not respect you. Are you really worthy of any, I repeat, any respect ?

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  • Mj
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:26PM

    Congratulations, the one true religion has been saved from the grave threat posed by buildings and minarets. Absurd to the highest degree.

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  • Munnabhai
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:26PM

    Welcome to a secular Pakistan! It is sometimes hard to believe that Islam is a peaceful religion when a country with a clear majority of people following Islam cannot live together.

    Why cant people of different islamic branches live together peacefully?

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  • Jayz
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:28PM

    What is against the law is against the law and seeing that this is one of the popular sections of the constitution, there would’nt be any change.

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  • whyowhy!
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:33PM

    “the law of 298-B clearly states that Qadianis cannot call their worship place a ‘mosque’, so if it cannot be called that, then it cannot resemble the mosque either,” ..Done as per Law. Must appreciate the police. Period.

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  • haider
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:34PM

    Such acts will further propagate the Ahmadi-ism.. This thing Pakistanis don’t understand..

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  • Umer
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:35PM

    Supporters of such extremist acts live in an alternate universe. The think they are wining something by doing such stuff but in reality they are being shunned by the rest of the world, big time;

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/international/2012/07/10/exp-amanpour-pakistan-laureate.cnn

    Extremists are causing Pakistan to be isolated from the rest of the word very rapidly.

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  • Jul 11, 2012 - 4:35PM

    What a great service of Islam done by Police and those self-proclaimed custodians of Islam. Now Pakistan has become more Islamic after demolishing minarets. Europe is also very happy to see they did the right thing in banning minarets. Well done everyone and congratulations in upholding the law.

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  • Hegdefunder
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:38PM

    So much for tolerance and minority rights in this Country ! Accepting Aid and handouts from rest of the world also must be Haram ! Why are you accepting them with two arms ?
    This Country is heading for Disaster ! They are playing with their Constitution, as it suits them, not for any betterment of society !

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  • atif
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:39PM

    i think it’s better if the present government takes the initiative to amend the blasphemy laws as it has started to improve other laws to make the life of poor minorities better and give them relief from the fanatic religious parties. quaid’s vision was to promote and protect minorities rather than haresing them or destroying their places. minarates and domes are not restricted to any religion. pakistani have to understand it and let others to live peacefully too. solidarities with the ahmadies. but please dnt snach the living rights from human beings. who are we to decide these things let,s leave it to GOD….

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  • Mwaqar
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:40PM

    This makes no sense,Ahmadis according to the constitution of Pakistan and in the light of Jinnah’s speech have full legal right to practice their religion as they wish,its amazing that Police took action over a complaint,I am not Ahmadi,born in sunni family but secular,can’t support such actions,where is the Chief Justice now???
    Also I was just reading about Dr. Abdus Salam; Pioneer of “God Particle”,who was also Ahmadi but a great scientist,India made a muslim scientist their president but we shunned our great scientists cause he was an ahmadi,
    I hope EXPRESS TRIBUNE publish an article on this great forgotten hero.
    http://youtu.be/iDkVU2zTFp8

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  • Rahman
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:42PM

    This is very unfortunate and sad development. Pakistani establishment did not learn anything from history. Bowing to fundamentalist will never finish their demands, they will keep on demanding one thing after another till whole society turn into the stone age. The present fabricated and polarized society of Pakistan should have been a warning sign for the establishment but they are so incompetent and morally corrupt that it is beyond their intelligence to comprehend the dire consequences. Yes, Ahmadi’s are easy target today but tomorrow you’ll be cutting each other to continue this evil practice. Believe me, Pakistanis do not need any enemy, they themselves are their biggest enemy.Recommend

  • Its (still) Econonmy Stupid
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:43PM

    News item beside this one said cabinet approves seats for minority in the NA..What a joke one arm of the state wants to show they are pro minority and the other arm is eliminating right to erect place of worship of their choice. Minert does not have copyright or patent for sunny muslim only. Also the principal of seperation of church and state is not there.

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  • trueliberal
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:45PM

    very sad,pakistan needs sharia’t

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  • SaQiB
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:48PM

    Well done Punjab Police……….. It was against the law and the worship place was deliberately built like a mosque to lure ordinary Muslims. Recommend

  • Suhaib Pakistani
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:50PM

    I dont know why you people try to Hide under an umbrella and create a hype against proPakistan and Pro islamic groups … that is very simple.. they broke the Law of country and police took an action. So what you do want them to do … ??? Recommend

  • choptocut
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:54PM

    Jinnah’s Pakistan is no more…

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  • Babloo
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:56PM

    Do you see the difference ?
    Its not mob that demolished it.
    It the state through its police itself that demolished it.
    That’s the difference.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:56PM

    Bhutto’s two crimes are unforgivable. First one is that he authorized “State” to decide someone’s faith and second one is appointment of Zia-ul-Haq as army chief.

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  • Pakistani Muslim
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:59PM

    Islam did not have any regular building structure, the current style of mosques and minarets which we see is not what Arabs used to built like, that’s why Mosques and Minarets structures and styles differ from country to country, culture to culture, the current style and structure we see in Indo-Pakistan is heavily borrowed from Romans, Greeks and Hindus, so there is no point in any building looking like a mosque, even if a mosque or minaret looks like what it is now then it is a blasphemy of gods and other world religionsRecommend

  • Naveed Javed
    Jul 11, 2012 - 4:59PM

    How come we complain about France for banning Hijaaab?

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  • Mian Dawood
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:02PM

    Some Anti-Islam forces in form of Ahmadis or liberals ones are trying to repeal Blasphemy law. Actually they, openly want to defame or ridicule Muslims’ values. Why Ahmadi Community act against Section 298 B and C of the 1984 ordinance? According to our land of law they can’t act beyond the ordinance or against the ordinance. Than why they (Ahmadis) forced the Muslims community to take notice of their Anti-Islam acts. Ahmadis should live in the country within their limits. They deliberately do such acts so that they may become oppressed or aggrieved people in the Pakistan. Kharian police did what was according to law. So, their will-wishers, who may also behind this story, should avoid to present Ahmadis as aggrieved people of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Zafar Alam
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:07PM

    Pakistan is not the secoral country.. Its a Islamic Republic of Pakistan… every non muslims are having their rights.. but Qadyaneess are different case, they have declared Non Musliam by the court of Pakistan and according to Sharia as well. so they are not supose to perform anything similar like Muslims… Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:08PM

    This is wrong law made during Gen Zia`s era….nowhere in the world a place of worship is descecrated like this…will these people allow anybody in anywhere in the world to demolish Mosques…there will be so much hullabulla….even our Prophet pbuh never allowed anybody to disturb any non-muslims…so, how can we, calling ourselves as followers of Prophet Mohammed pbuh be so intolerant to others ? is this what Islam teaches us ? whitewashing of Kalima etc; is this not ” blashpheny ” ?Recommend

  • Sultan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:19PM

    @Jayz: Where does the constitution mention minarets?

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  • Faiza Kazmi
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:19PM

    . The minorities in Pakistan have the same rights as Muslims in America, let them live in peace, let them have the same freedom of practicing their religion as you are freely given in the western countries. Recommend

  • Farrukh Zain
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:21PM

    I never realized that Islam was so weak that a minaret can threatens its existence. I’m sure Quaid-e-Azam would be very proud now to see what we have achieved in this country which was created so everybody can practice their religion freely. Reciting Kalma alone does not make you a Muslim. I pray to God that so called ‘defenders of Islam’ may actually start reading and understanding Quaran and Sharia before preaching it. I guess they now feel that Islam is safe and secure after minarets are down and Kalma has been removed. Recommend

  • SKD
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:21PM

    i condemn too but worship place should not look like Masjid

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  • Ayesha
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:21PM

    I would like to know what Imran Khan has to say about these continuous attacks on our minorities. If he a leader of the Pakistani youth, whichever religion they belong to, then he should come forward and strongly condemn these attacks!

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  • Whats_wrong
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:21PM

    simply Pathetic…!

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  • Waqas Ahmed
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:23PM

    Yes, In Pakistan everybody is allowed to do anything against Ahmedis. No matter it’s right or wrong. People here do not consider Ahmedis even human beings, how they can take action against injustice going with Ahmedis throughout Pakistan??

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  • Umair
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:24PM

    When it comes to Islamic rules, constituion is a better option, and when it come to some other religion the event ultimately undermined constitution.

    Perfect example of a hypocrite nation.

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  • Sabih Zafar Ullah
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:24PM

    @whyowhy

    “the law of 298-B clearly states that Qadianis cannot call their worship place a ‘mosque’, so if it cannot be called that, then it cannot resemble the mosque either,” ..Done as per Law. Must appreciate the police. Period.

    Only the part cannot call their worship place a ‘mosque’ is written in the Penal Code. The rest is SHOs own views. Mosque has no patent shape.

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  • Ishtiaq
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:32PM

    Yet another example of State yielding to the bigots.

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  • sharp eye
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:32PM

    First time police is doing good job. because tha ahmmadiya community is fooling the worlld that thay are muslims but they are non muslims.

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  • judge
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:35PM

    they said Islam is the religion of peace and Muslim are turning it to be violence if some religious organization is different from yours why can you live them for god to judge

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  • Truth bites
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:37PM

    The comments show how much clout Qadianis have on the media. Muslims dont have a fraction of this in western media, so much of freedom of expression.Recommend

  • Umer
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:38PM

    This is clear proof that Shariah based system is not suitable for a human society if we want to live in harmony and want to progress. The case in favour of a secular system is settled by none others than the religious extremists doing and supporting such heinous acts.

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  • Awans
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:39PM

    @ishrat salim: Mr Ishrat this law was made by Bhutto not by Zia. The so called Secular Party has actually destroyed the Social Fabric of Equality and Freedom of Religion. Bhutto passed this law and declared Ahmedis as non Muslims. So Read the history books again as your knowledge is Pretty weak about this legislation.

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  • Shayan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:44PM

    Its a clear case of someone breaking the law. If ahmmedis have a problem they should look for an amendment or an ordnance but as far the the law is concerned they are committing a crime. They should be happy they are not being punished for breaking the law.

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  • kaalchakra
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:46PM

    I am glad the matter was settled amicably. As protected minorities, Ahmadies have full rights. If they also observe the obligations of minorities toward the Islamic majority, they can live in peace.

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  • Wah
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:47PM

    Why only muslims have right to execute their religion …..and others are Kafir …
    Shameful act in the presence of authorities .. Where is CJ He won’t take suo moto because this decision may not be popular one …Recommend

  • Injun
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:47PM

    If a variation of Islam like the Shias or Ahmadis cannot live safely in Pakistan one can only guess about other minorities and their plight to practice their religion.Yet curiously the rights denied in Pakistan to minorities is demanded and criticized as discrimination if not granted in other countries like France,Switzerland,Holland or USA .They cannot enact laws like the veil to make life safer for their citizens

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  • faraz
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:54PM

    @Shayan

    The law doesn’t apply to worship places built before the promulgation of 1984 ordinance, and this particular building was built in 1980. You failed to conceal your bias under the guise of law; basically you don’t care about law, you are happy minarets got demolished

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  • anoni
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:58PM

    @Masood Nasir:
    Very well said. It hold true to western country as well where Muslim are prosecuted just as ahmedias in Pk. And the prosecution is called LAW . I guess we are not different than they are

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  • Ahmad Babar
    Jul 11, 2012 - 5:58PM

    I hope ISLAM is much much safer after the demolition of those minarates.. Well done. !! Recommend

  • Danish
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:02PM

    seriously man… this is clear intimidation

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  • Z.Khan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:04PM

    @Awans:
    Agreed the first stone was thrown by PP founder. Why he did it explicitly has been revealed by Dr Mubashar Hassan in a recent TV interview. However the worst started with Zia when hen enacted 1984 ordinance. These days all such acts are taken in the light of 1984 ordinance. Irrespective of the fact who started and who worsened it, there is a need to restore sanity and rationality in the society. Many reformations are taking place these days in Pakistan. At times for the interest of few politicians prompt legislation is also activated. SC is also very active for restoration of fundamental rights of citizens. Followers of Ahmadiyya belief are also human beings and are loyal, faithful and peaceful citizens of Pakistan. Freedom of worship as per perceived belief is their basic and fundamental right. It has been guaranteed in UN Human Rights Charter to which Pakistan is a signatory as such state and judiciary should ensure it. Civil society also owes the responsibility to raise the voice against atrocities committed to this community. Hope some stoppage will be ordered by some one and it should be taken enough is enough.

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  • suraj
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:06PM

    With this kind of acts, Pakistan definitely (morally too) losing its voice in support of TRUE Muslims in other countries……

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  • BlaaardyCivilians
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:07PM

    Pakistan is increasingly looking like pre-World War Germany. As Germans caused chaos at the start of the 20th century, Pakistan will cause chaos in the world at the start of the 21st century. This is just a precursor of what to expect in the next 20 years!

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  • Awans
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:10PM

    @Z.Khan: Mr Z Khan stop defending Bhutto. The change in Constitution to declare people non Muslims was started by him and this gave the nod to others to follow. So Bhutto in my view is a real Culprit in every manner and he will always be. The so called Secularist will even defend Bhutto even tough he excluded one community from Islam and declare Pakistani Constitution as God giving rights to declare people Muslims and non Muslims and since Pakistanis have no idea about Secularism so for them Bhutto was Secular. No he was not and dont blame Zia as Zia was rightist but Bhutto was someone who changed the constitution actually. Recommend

  • major-ji
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:18PM

    @Truth bites:
    “The comments show how much clout Qadianis have on the media. Muslims dont have a fraction of this in western media, so much of freedom of expression. Do not call it clout for Qadianis. It is the inner truth of sane and logical readers which is coming out. Thank God in educated lot honesty and rationality prevails. Western Media is much ahead of it in their honest and true reporting. Recommend

  • Aziz Bhatti
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:22PM

    “you are free. You are free to go to your mosques, to your temples….” long live Jinnah whoses dream Pakistan died with his death.

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  • Hegdefunder
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:27PM

    @Z.Khan:
    there is a need to restore sanity and rationality in the society

    Which of your political leaders are actually capable of dealing with this injustice ? NONE ! There is a serious vacuum of inteligent people in this country of 180 million people !
    Yet they have audacity to reside in UK and demand for Sharia Laws for them !
    They should thank their lucky stars that people of UK actually allow them to build Mosques and practice their religion too !
    So why are all these Purists still accepting Aid and Handouts from these very Kafir Nations?
    I don’t see any Middle Eastern Nations queueing up to give Aid !

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  • Umer
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:28PM

    The world is investigating Higgs particle and Pakistan is demolishing mosques.

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  • Zardariasm
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:29PM

    Who are they to judge someone’s faith? I wish to be secular. ITS AN UTTER STATE OF SHAME FOR ALL PAKISTANIS!

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  • amir
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:38PM

    i just have to ask one question which is “what if those same people, who got the minarets demolished, were born in a country in which they were considered as minorities and the authorities of that country would have behaved with them in the same way, how would they have felt?”
    Well in my point of view there would have been protests, rallies, chaos, etc, etc…..
    Patience practised by Ahmadiya community is the real teachings of Islam and Holy Prophet (PBUH)
    its the only way to call for a justice of Allah

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  • Mazher Mehboob
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:41PM

    Well this is an obvious truth that more then an average muslim populataion in Pakistan does not believe that a member of a minority should have equal rights to live as they want and express as they want.
    Since the inception of Pakistan was on the basis of two nation theory(hatred/Intolarence) and for the formation of security state. It is intolarable two show love, kindness and respect to Hindus, Christians and Ahmedis(Muslim)

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  • Z.Khan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:43PM

    @Awans:
    Who said I am defending Z.A.Bhutto rather he was the initiator who, as per statement of Dr Mubashar, did it to please his masters from Saudi Arabia. But you will bear me out that until the enactment of 1984 ordinance, atrocities committed against Ahmadiyya community were very rare. If you refute then bring the concrete proofs. It is after 1984 the plight of Ahamdiyya community started worsening. It was Zia who introduced clauses 295 and 298 encouraging the opponents of Ahmadiyya to create problems for Ahamdies. Before 1984 there were no laws to punish Ahamdies if any one said Assalamoalikum, mosque were not demolished. It was just lip service to treat the community as non Muslim for legal and constitutional purposes. In the city of Chanab Nagar (Rabwah) the annual gathering was allowed till the enactment of 1984 ordinance. Try to read the Ahmadiyya Atrocity History and you will bear me out that it crossed sound barrier jet speed after 1984.

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  • concerned citizen
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:48PM

    religion should never be the basis of forming countries because everyone thinks theirs’ is right and someone elses’ is wrong. it only leads to suppression of minorities! whose fault is it that some minorities are born here and have nowhere else to go? we need to add freedom of speech, religion etc. in our country and live and let live by example!! if we don’t help our community become better, we’ll become the basis of our own destruction!

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  • Truth bites
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:48PM

    @major-ji:
    Yes we have seen alot of truth coming out of western media during america’s search of weapons of mass destruction.
    Not all who are educated are honest and sane also. They teach you math and medicine etc in Universities not honesty.
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  • kaalchakra
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:50PM

    Mazher

    Islam gives equal but not the same rights to all. There is a difference between the two. As members of protected minority, Ahmadis do not lose any rights.

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  • Wajahat-Ex Ahmedi
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:51PM

    What happened is a a shame. I live in US and trust me act like these are biggest hurdles in convincing west that Islam is religion of peace and harmony. Action speaks louder than words.
    So Dear brothers instead of killing Ahmedies, Dis respecting their graves and demolishing their Worship places. Please learn Islam learn the basic difference between Islam and Ahmediat and debate with Ahmedies.

    Its media time why can’t we have a peaceful debate with scholars from both sides on TV and let the people decide them sellf. Just FYI ( IQRA TV offered debate either on IQRA Tv or MTA the ahmedi channel but never got answer.)

    Thanks
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  • Sultan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 6:57PM

    @kaalchakra: You must have been reading a different story.

    Who is “protected” here and who has the “full rights” that you wrote about?

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  • Masood
    Jul 11, 2012 - 7:00PM

    Muslims in non Islamic countries have more rights than in so called Islamic countries. What a pathetic state of affairs.

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  • kashan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 7:11PM

    tears in my eyes

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  • Sonam Shyam
    Jul 11, 2012 - 7:17PM

    After the elimination of Salman Taseer and Shahbaaz Bhatti there seems to be absolute fear in the minds of Pakistani liberals when it comes to raising voice for minorities in Pakistan. Many of these Pakistani liberals regularly appear on Indian TV channels and point out that Indian secularism is a sham. Where are those people when it comes to defending the tormented minorities in Pakistan?

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  • PakistaniBolshevik
    Jul 11, 2012 - 7:30PM

    Sad. This is something you would expect to hear in the 1980′s in dictator Zia ul Haq’s era, not the 2012 era of a supposed secular government.

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  • DD
    Jul 11, 2012 - 7:43PM

    This is exactly why we will always remain a third world and a third class nation! Our police does not have the time to catch criminals and extremists but they have all the time to destroy a mosque; the house of God! Recommend

  • major-ji
    Jul 11, 2012 - 7:56PM

    @Truth bites:
    Here we are talking human rights for minorities. Political or strategic decisions taken by countries are different. Dut to US attack on Iraq or Afganistan, no minority rights have been abolished. Muslims in USA including Ahmadiyya Community are enjoying all fundamental rights. The head of this deprived community recently visited the US congress and was welcomed there by few Senators. So my point is let the citizens of Pakistan to have their basic rights. What state does for strategic and political designs should not affect this basic issue.

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  • Adnan Irfan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 8:01PM

    People quarreling over buildings,this is the level of our public’s mentality.Instead of doing something constructive we are busy in opposing buildings and fighting over religious theology.Every one has the right to believe or not believe anything.Forcing someone through violence to become a believer won’t achieve anything.Too much religion in society has destroyed our social fabric.

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  • funky
    Jul 11, 2012 - 8:09PM

    thats why this country will never succeed !!!

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  • Dr Omer Mallhi
    Jul 11, 2012 - 8:09PM

    congrats……this is EXACTLY what “Islam” needed. What a country.. This is a vicious cycle. Silent majority vs Vocal Minority; which progressively decreases the influence of majority. My massage to all these people . What goes around comes around………..Recommend

  • Jul 11, 2012 - 9:00PM

    Whereever the religious minorities are treated unlawfully in Pakistan, I rememer Z A Bhutto. As a leader of liberal and progressive values, he made the Ahmadi community ‘kafir’ through parliament in the 1970s. After so many years after his political decision, Ahmadis continue to suffer from the hands of police and also from the very communal minded people in Pakistan.

    I hope one day will come when an enlightened Parliament will sit and remove the decision of Z A Bhutto and the Ahmadi minority will live without fear and suffering in Pakistan.

    Dr. Haidrani
    London

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  • Fugitive
    Jul 11, 2012 - 9:04PM

    @Kashif:
    very much!

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  • BM
    Jul 11, 2012 - 9:14PM

    Quaid-e-Azam had promised to all Pakistanis that they will be free to practice their religion. It is sad to see that today Pakistani State is demolishing worship places. Some commentators are terming Police action as enforcement of constitution, let me tell them that Anti-Ahmadiyya Ordinance of 1984 prohibits Ahmadis from calling their worship place as mosques, this ordinance was not passed by any parliament but by a dictator. But today we are so blind in our hatred against Ahmadis that we value dictator’s law more than Quaid-e-Azam’s words.

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  • AllahRukha
    Jul 11, 2012 - 9:39PM

    Where is the suo moto action? We know our leaders are politicians but is judiciary any different?

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  • THIS IS WHY
    Jul 11, 2012 - 9:41PM

    @SaQiB:
    What you mean by “lure”….??? you can not lure someone into a religion………………it is not a short term thing….only those will embrace who think and understand what they are doing…..

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  • observer
    Jul 11, 2012 - 9:48PM

    @Kaalchakra

    As members of protected minority, Ahmadis do not lose any rights.

    So true. They never had any rights to begin with. And, you can not lose what you do not have.

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  • boltanaujawan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 10:31PM

    good decision by kharian police

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  • sana
    Jul 11, 2012 - 11:12PM

    Well done kharian Police.

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  • Aroosha
    Jul 11, 2012 - 11:26PM

    The blasphemy laws against the Ahmadi muslim must me repealed. Ahmadi’s do not fight back due to their motto “Love for All, Hatred for None” but this doesn’t give the Pakistani police a right to destroy their mosques. Mosques are a place of worship so if you go and tear them apart you must not be a muslim and must be for violence which Islam doesn’t allow. One human cannot take the life of another human as it said in Islam. We pray that these people find the right path Recommend

  • Naseer Qureshi
    Jul 11, 2012 - 11:42PM

    The state of Pakistan, Pakistani constitution, or Islam is not against Ahmadis or any other minority. All members of minorities have protection of law like any majority member (muslim) living in Pakistan. The only difference is that it was the necessity of time that Pakistan’s constitution define who is Muslim and who is not for two main purposes,
    1) To stop imminent widespread bloodshed of Minorities (especially Qadianis) in the name of Islam by fundamentalists
    2) To stop the ever increasing confusion, and I would like to call it “Fitna“, arising from the two totally different religions with many dangerously same beliefs, supplementations and fundamentals.
    By belief if somebody believes in “Oneness of Allah and bears witness to the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh)” he is a muslim. If somebody violates or does not believe in that fundamental belief or formula of Islam even a little bit then he is a non-muslim and considered member of minority but he/she still has the right to and freedom of religion and all other constitutional rights. Anyone who would not believe in this very fundamental belief of Islam is still an honorable citizen of Pakistan and enjoys all rights that any other citizen enjoys from any other religion. In addition, to appease the sentiments of many moderate or fundamental muslims at that time a highly secular government of Pakistan, PPP, came up with an idea of legislating for that issue to keep the harmony and peace in very volatile society. I strongly believe that PPP government very smartly solved the issue and prevented many innocient lives from being lost. However, no body is above the law. Nobody has the right to play with the sentiments of the members of the other religion. Constitution of Pakistan clearly outlaws imposture and therefore law should be abided by for the betterment of the society as a whole.

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  • True Muslim Paki
    Jul 11, 2012 - 11:48PM

    @Aroosha: who are you say Blasphemy laws have to be repealed? Let’s presume for now, like & your secular/democratic/liberal lot keeping harping, isn’t it unjustified in a democratic process to repeal a law which vast majority of people support? Let ET do a opinion poll & tell us the results!

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  • Basit
    Jul 12, 2012 - 12:12AM

    Dear Mr. M.A. Jinnah, wish you were here to see this. I guess human never learn at all. Thousands of wars on religious ground and still counting.

    You will no doubt agree with me that the first duty of a government is to maintain law and order, so that the life, property, and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State…..…if we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor. (Address, Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, Karachi, 11 August 1947)

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  • Saladin Chamchawalla
    Jul 12, 2012 - 12:57AM

    “The Kalma written on the front of the worship place’s entrance was also removed by the police as well, and the complimentary quotes about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were whitewashed.”

    Says it all; no comment!

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  • Azam
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:11AM

    Who cares if they want to have a mosque or Church and whatever. Stupid Mullahs and stupid laws passed by these dumb extremist dictators. Let Qadianis live the way they want to. If they want to call themselves muslims thats fine. I am pretty sure they are better muslims than lot of us.

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  • Mr X from Bombay
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:30AM

    Why does inhman lawas like “blasphemy” and “who has right to worship in a structure resemblig mosques” even exist is first place. What does it say about the country and it’s people who blindly and overwhelmingly follow it. Non muslim worlds too shouldn’t bend their laws and tradition to accomodate islamic religious beliefs. What France did was a right step,

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  • QASIM
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:35AM

    Every ZULM has end.Looks like that time is near.

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  • Mr X from Bombay
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:37AM

    @Naseer Qureshi: “Nobody has the right to play with the sentiments of the members of the other religion.”….for Muslims this sentence only applies to non muslims and this is undeniable reality. Recommend

  • Mr X from Bombay
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:40AM

    @True Muslim Paki: If vast majority of people support burning non muslims alive, will you make it a law under the pretext of being democratic ?

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  • Pashtun voice
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:40AM

    Pakistan has officially entered the dark ages. Now it will take centuries to get out of this.

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  • Munawar Malik
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:51AM

    Just a quick response to Mian Dawood coment.
    Mian sb:
    Who do you follow, God’s law or a self made country laws which are totally against the teaching of Islam. No country on the face of earth has any right to declare and impose any body religion. Quran teaches us “there is no compulsion in the religion”. You are saying that it is “Blasphemy” to build a house of God with minerates but it is OK to white wash Kalma, the Kalma which every Muslim is supposed to protect and sacrifice his/her life for it.

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  • kaalchakra
    Jul 12, 2012 - 2:09AM

    Observer

    Ahmadis have all the rights that they agree to accept. If they don’t accept the rights and their attendant responsibilities as given to Pakistan’s minorities, no-one can blame Muslims for the situation.

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  • Dilber Khan
    Jul 12, 2012 - 2:34AM

    Please somebody wake me up from this nightmare …someone needs to tell the SHO of karian Police and the local mullahs the meaning of Islam …

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  • Jul 12, 2012 - 2:40AM

    Right or wrong….But it is good to watch a great number of comments. I wonder, none of the above has ever raised voice on drown attacks on innocent lives, poor Afia issue, discriminatory behavior with Muslims across the globe. Unfair, isn’t it?

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  • Phil
    Jul 12, 2012 - 2:48AM

    Time to reflect!

    Is it justified for one sect to destroy another’s place of worship? Is it Okay to destroy the statues of Budha in Afghanistan like the Taliban did? Is Okay to destroy Jannah- Ul -Baqi like the Saudis do? Is Okay to bomb Shia or Sunni mosques in Iraq? Is it Okay to drive the Bahia out of Iran? Is it Okay to burn Mosques or Synagouges or Churches? Who gets to decide which sect is allowed to worship and which is not? Who gets to play God and decide the correct form of worship?

    Give some feed back please… I am confused.

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  • Khalid Shah
    Jul 12, 2012 - 2:48AM

    Long live Kharian Police

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  • Fahad Raza
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:11AM

    Why do Ahmadis pose as Muslims… haven’t they got a different prophet…?? Whats with Kalma.?? Do they believe in Muhammad (ASWS)..? Who is Qadyani then…. wasn’t it the Great ZA Bhutto who finished the debate in his era.. why start over again??
    Please Pose Who you really are.. as Qadiyanis not Muslims…Recommend

  • momin
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:15AM

    hey now i understand why pakistan is geting from bad to worse—unbelievable kalma tayyaba removal from place of worship.no doubt this country is under the wrath of all mightyAllah

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  • Col Imtiaz
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:19AM

    @Khalid Shah: Is this the Islam of our beloved prophet or is this the islam of the crazy mullah?

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  • Imran Con
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:25AM

    Imagine how things would be if they put this much effort into crimes that actually cause harm to people.

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  • saeed
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:36AM

    Why these kind of thing happened in Punjab mostly
    . Sipha Shaba , punjabi Taliban,Attack on Sri Lanka cricket team ,killing of governor ,killing of prime ministers , burning and killing in name Quran burning. disrespect of other Religon.

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  • Asad
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:46AM

    What? Their worship place can’t even resemble “mosque”? And who would decide what’s the standard form of a mosque? There are many mosques which doesn’t necessarily have minarets or dome.

    Even if we consider Ahmedis to be non-muslim as declared in the constitution, Doesn’t non-muslims have right to worship? If there is a church with minaret, would that also be demolished? same goes for hindu temples too?

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  • saeed
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:47AM

    Suhaib Pakistani I am totally agree with you ,
    if this Pakistani law it can be change in constitution ,But if it Isalmic law it cannot change.
    Also pl. change to Suhaib Islami. it will help lot of people understand your point of view. Pakistani people can make difference b/w right or wrong.

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  • Saladin Chamchawalla
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:53AM

    “Dar said, “In our meeting with the police and the applicants, we told them that they can take off the Kalma and whitewash the quotes, if they think that displaying these texts was an illegal act by the community but told them that we would not do it with our own hands.””

    I am speechless!
    Long Live Punjab Police!

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  • Shahid
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:58AM

    Now where is Chief Justice now he never take so moto action against any one. Where his justice ? Is this is Islamic State of Quaid Azam. Very very very sham full to punjab government (Khadim Ala), police and pakistani courts.

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  • Cosmo
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:12AM

    @Imran Malik:
    Hrad to belive people like u do exist in Pakistan, especially after seeing the lack of empathy from general public towards salman taseer’s murder.

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  • Spud
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:14AM

    @Imran Malik: Why do not people accept that it is everyones right how they do the worship. What is important is whether they behave ethically and have humanity or not. Muslims all over the world are becoming very intolerant and are losing their humanity becoming like animals. Shame shame.

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  • Umer
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:20AM

    @kaalchakra:
    Really? All the world’s human rights organisation blame Pakistan for persecuting Ahmadis. This can’t be without basis. Human rights may not mean much within Pakistan under pressure from religious extremists but they do matter for a lot of world population.

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  • Umer
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:24AM

    @True Muslim Paki:

    Do you support the law that allows burning of Quran and those that ban Hijab and mosques? How about Israeli laws against Palestinians? A large populations of those democratic countries support such laws therefore you must not complain also.

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  • Mo/CA
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:30AM

    We complain about other countries for not respecting muslims in their countries. We riot, and damage our properties to protest the actions of other countries.

    Yet we do this in our own backyards. What would be the reaction if there was another non-muslim country like pakistan out there..

    We need to respect the minorities in our community, and let our faiths be our faiths. We have no right to be the moral police or religious police elsewhere. Jesus Christ has been known to say to correct our own actions before demanding others to follow. Each one of us- whether liberal, secular, religious etc are corrupt, all of us lie in some propensity, all of us bribe. There are maulvis out there that engage in sodomy on its pupils, maulvis that sell drugs (yes its true- personal experience) etc., and YET WE DEMAND THAT AHMEDIS ARE NOT MUSLIMS, AND THEIR PLACES OF WORSHIPS BE BROUGHT DOWN.

    where were these tehreek-e-tuhufuzzat-e- islam when the taliban killed 19 of our soldiers in FATA, and then decapitated them, then photographed them, vidiotaped their heads, and then sent it to the media… Where were these bargeons of islam when a woman was shot dead in afghanistan for a mere allegation of adultery…

    We as a society need to check ourselves first- individually, and then on a society level. My faith doesnt get strong, or weak if an ahmedi has his mosque and his minaret. I may have my own reservations about ahmedis, but I dont have a right to kill them, to call them names and so on, because only God knows what is true, and what is false.

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  • Jul 12, 2012 - 4:42AM

    The Taj Mahal has dome and minarets. How many consider it a Mosque?

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  • Alm757
    Jul 12, 2012 - 5:20AM

    Did God of Islam allowed Muslims to demolish place of Worship belong to any Faith, if Yes, can some one Quote the Verses from Quran in support of this ordain. If not than Shame on Muslims of Kharian, Pakistan for doing an act against Sharia dictated by Quran.

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  • enlightened
    Jul 12, 2012 - 5:49AM

    religion is the root of all evil. it’s time we abandon it and become a secular state. no religious state is thriving n progressing in present day n age. religion actively thwarts enlightenment and scientific progress because facts and research are its kryptonite coz they dnt play along with the lies written in these teachings.

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  • Observer
    Jul 12, 2012 - 6:10AM

    @kaalchakra:

    “Islam gives equal but not the same rights to all. There is a difference between the two. As members of protected minority, Ahmadis do not lose any rights.”

    Does Islam give the right to become the head Calph in an Islamic Caliphte to non-Muslims?

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Jul 12, 2012 - 6:14AM

    @Awans:

    This law was n ot made by Bhutto Mr. Bhutto declared them non Muslims but there wasn’t any punishment or justification of such acts.

    This law is Ordinance XX issued by Zia ul Hai which allows police to jail Ahmedis if they recite Kalima.

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  • Observer
    Jul 12, 2012 - 7:16AM

    @Khalq e Khuda:

    “This law was n ot made by Bhutto Mr. Bhutto declared them non Muslims but there wasn’t any punishment or justification of such acts”.

    What right did Bhutto have to declare someone calling themselves Muslims as non-Muslims?

    “This law is Ordinance XX issued by Zia ul Hai which allows police to jail Ahmedis if they recite Kalima.”

    Don’t you think Zia’s action was a natural outcome of Bhutto’s decree?

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  • Jul 12, 2012 - 7:26AM

    Hats off to not only the Punjab police but the federal and provincial govt’s also. They call erasing of Kalma, qurani verses and sayings of Hadhrat Muhammad (P B U H) an act of wininning”Sawab”. They have forgotten Allah’s wrath that had befallen on the makers of the indiscriminate laws. Such persons would, Inshallah, meet the same fate sooner or later. Oh, Chief Justice sb where are you and why donot you take suo moto notice of like acts of blesphamy ? Oh God come to the help of oppressed as is your sun at which never changes.Recommend

  • Rahman
    Jul 12, 2012 - 7:31AM

    @Fahad Raza:
    I don’t requesting any certification of my faith from you or others but I just wanted to answer your questions.
    1: We firmly believe in “la ilaha illallah muhammadur rasooluallah” with out any ifs or buts.
    2: Hazrat Mohammad SAW was master of all prophets, khatamun nabaeen and rahmatul alameen. Mirza sahib was a servant and ummati of Holy Prophet Mohammad SAW. The only purpose of Mirza sahib was to revive the true teachings of Islam as it was practiced by Holy Prophet SAW.
    You do not have to accept his claim but you’ll have to answer for your wrong accusations on the day of judgment. Therefore, do not spread wrong information, please.

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  • Ahmed
    Jul 12, 2012 - 7:48AM

    What happened to being the “Islamic Republic” is this the Islam you’re teaching to our future generations? All you’re teaching is that Islam cannot accept diversity and has no tolerance for others. Wow. Great representation of the Islamic culture and then you wonder why the rest of the world doesn’t respect you. If you cannot respect your own people then the rest of the world shouldn’t have to respect you. Shame on Pakistan and it’s poor excuse for a name, there is nothing Pak about it and that’s the truth.

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  • Jul 12, 2012 - 7:52AM

    How is this different from the Babri Masjid demolition in India, that so many Pakistanis love to point out?

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  • OME
    Jul 12, 2012 - 8:18AM

    @Munnabhai

    Ahmadi is not a branch of Muslim. They are Non-muslim

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  • Ahmed
    Jul 12, 2012 - 8:25AM

    @faraz:
    I completely agree, the people of pakistan don’t care what the law says, they only like to talk about the part of the law that gets their point across. That is called arrogance.

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  • N khan
    Jul 12, 2012 - 8:48AM

    Now a days Pakistan is passing through its very crucial days in every aspect of life. Nobody is safe here. Even Allah’s house is not safe by the hands of these so-called mullahs, punjab Police and Punjab Govt. Where is CM shehbaz sahib?
    IS THIS ISLAM???
    Do you have any justification

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  • Ali Rehman
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:08AM

    Since when do Muslims have a monopoly over Minarets? Or Minarets are identified as Mosques by default? This is ridiculous! Banish such laws and people who implement it, if you want this Country to prosper!Recommend

  • Mirza Saleh
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:20AM

    Removing a minaret or dome from an Ahmadi place of worship comes under the law and is a great service to Islam? I am flabbergasted by the deeds of these servants of Islam. As far as this Barelvi Set is concerned, just ask any Deobandi or Wahabi and he will let you know their reality. Instead of preaching Islam, they are preaching hatred, what a pity and what a shame.

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  • Fateh uddin usama
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:32AM

    Shameful act in the presence of authorities. Inalillah e waina elah e rajeun

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  • Aditya Randhawa
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:39AM

    @Imran Malik:
    then u r not true muslim

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  • Khalid
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:39AM

    If the Almighty has decided that Ahmadiyya Minarets will touch the skies, who on the face of earth can change this fate

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  • Aditya Randhawa
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:40AM

    @Kashif:
    its true islam

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  • Rajesh
    Jul 12, 2012 - 9:54AM

    It is estimated that there are over 100 billion galaxies in the Universe. Each of the galaxy consists of 100-200 billion stars. And most of the galaxies have been in existence for over 10 billion years. Religion has convinced human species that they are so special that God’s all energy is directed towards them to ensure that all of them follow God’s verbal command (documented by human species) of how life is to be lived on Earth. There are more stars in the Universe than all the grain of sands on earth. This is akin to saying that one particular grain of sand is very special out of all the grain of sands that ever existed on earth. Religion – Give me a break.

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  • Asghar Mahmood
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:05AM

    O ALLAH, Did you saw what they did with your worship place? O My ALLAH, please understand my feelings as i have no words to describe my feelings.

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  • kaalchakra
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:07AM

    Observer, no. And we do not think that is any form of discrimination. Would Christians accept a Muslim as a Pope?

    The problem with Ahmadis is that they do not respect nor abide by the law that declares them non-Muslim and forbids them to try to pass themselves off as Muslims. They continue to do so with blatant disregard of the law and the wishes of the people around them. This distortion of Islam is extremely provocative and must cease forthwith. As a matter of fact Muslims have shown remarkable and unusual forbearance in this matter until now.

    Umer

    The so-called ‘human rights’ people know nothing of this matter, so their opinions have no relevance here. If you think Muslims in Pakistan are oppressing you, do get Islamic scholars from other countries to support the Ahmadi cause. If they support the Ahmadi cause, Ahmadi position will be far stronger.

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  • kaalchakra
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:16AM

    Aim757

    Do you want to know of one person who “demolished a place of worship”? Our beloved Prophet Muhmmad (PBUH). And throughout history hundreds of thousands of ‘places of worship’ have been destroyed and demolished. You appear to have come late to the party to be invoking shame at this stage.

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  • Mubarika Ahmad
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:22AM

    Hazrat Mohammed, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, let people of the other religions pray in Masjid-e-Nabwi, and the so called Muslims of Pakistan are stopping those from using the mosque, who believe in lailahaillallaho mohammedurrasoolallah!!! Who are they following! Not the Muslim Prophet Mohammad(saw) for sure!
    May Allah give them guidance and knowledge, and wisdom of true Islam. Ameen.

    Love for all hatered for none.

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  • asim mehmood
    Jul 12, 2012 - 10:40AM

    jazakallah rabia mehmood ………………you are brave ..

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  • Mubarika Ahmad
    Jul 12, 2012 - 11:02AM

    @OME:
    Who is this? Munna bhai of bollywood! no can’t be him either, even he has a heart and brains to match to not say something like this. You sound so ignorant of your being and surroundings.
    I pray for you that Allah gives you wisdom and knowledge. Amin.

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  • Nahil Mahmood
    Jul 12, 2012 - 11:39AM

    Extremely disappointed and disturbed to see continued extremist acts by elements in Pakistan…this is in violation of basic tenets of protecting citizens and allowing basic freedoms that Holy Prophet (PBUH) practised all his life….

    No wonder our country is cursed from all fronts…floods, dengue, internal strife and bloodshed, war, and corrupt leaders…

    WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY !

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  • ks28
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:01PM

    wasnt it the Pakistan media who made huw & cry about Babri masjid demolition? why are they silent now? Isnt it much worse than that coz its done BY THE STATE? Sheer hypocracy? What right Pakistan have today to call itself a place for muslims when its fighting among diff sects like this?

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  • unbeliever
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:42PM

    @kaalchakra:

    now that one is a gem of wisdom…..
    lets see how others counter this…….

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  • Badr
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:29PM

    The only that to my mind after reading this article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0714IbwC3HA

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  • Nasir
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:39PM

    They have no fear of God they are demolishing God,s home.It dosn,t matter who is worshiping there because they worshiping to the same God.

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  • nasr
    Jul 12, 2012 - 4:46PM

    Very pathatic act. This is not the Pakistan dreamt by Quaid i Azam. This is the worst example of violation of basic human rights. With these rituals how can we survive in the global village. Where is Chief Justice’s sou moto now?

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  • Erfan Ahmed
    Jul 12, 2012 - 5:04PM

    …And what our police keeps forgetting is that on whose behest they are acting in such shameless manner are the same people who are creating a law and order situation in the province and, not to forget, attacking and killing the police jawans and officers.

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