HRCP condemns desecration of Ahmadi graves

Published: December 3, 2012

HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf demanded the arrests and prosecution of those responsible. PHOTO: RABIA MEHMOOD

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) condemned the destruction of over 100 tombstones at an Ahmadi graveyard on Monday and demanded the arrests of those responsible.

HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf stated, “This is an unmistakable act of intimidation and escalation in the campaign of hate and violence against the Ahmadi community.”

Eyewitnesses reported that 12 to 15 masked men, carrying weapons and excavation tools, entered the graveyard in the Model Town area of Lahore early Monday morning. The perpetrators removed and broke the tombstones of graves.

Yusuf added that, “The attackers’ success in overpowering several persons at the graveyard and completing the destruction in half an hour shows that the incident was well-planned.”

The HRCP appealed to the government to take swift action against the persecution of Ahmadis.

“The message that the attackers wanted to convey was simple: that they could act with impunity and without fear of any repercussions if Ahmadis were at the receiving end. If the authorities want to send a different message, the time to act is now.”

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Perplexed
    Dec 3, 2012 - 7:53PM

    Ahmadis say ‘Love for all hatred for none”..
    while the so called taliban minded people are giving a totally divergent view of Islam which goes like “Love for nobody, hate for everyone and hate for even dead……”….
    Allah is seeing all this hatred and such heineous and demonic acts only show the amount of disrespect such hateful people have for Islam, ethics and social norms…………

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  • Z.Khan
    Dec 3, 2012 - 7:55PM

    “The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) condemned the destruction of over 100 tombstones at an Ahmadi graveyard on Monday and demanded the arrests of those responsible.HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf stated, “This is an unmistakable act of intimidation and escalation in the campaign of hate and violence against the Ahmadi community.”
    Thank you ET and HRCP. At least there are some entities to raise the voice against such atrocities. God may bless both. Amin

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  • Surfer
    Dec 3, 2012 - 9:17PM

    I am still waiting for a government statement…Oh!! how can they condemn their own acts?? Foolish me.

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  • nomi
    Dec 3, 2012 - 9:33PM

    I’m a sunni and I strongly condemn this act. Islam does not teach us to desecrate graves of even infidels or serial murderers. Illiteracy is the biggest curse of Pakistan.

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  • Khurram Awan
    Dec 3, 2012 - 10:10PM

    All facts should be brought in light. After teading this i asked myself why would someone want to demolish the tombstones. As far as i know there are some islamic phrases that cannot be mentioned on tombstone of Qadiyanis according to Pakistan Law. that could be the reason. But one should consult authorities for proper action. Going solo and taking action on this is not the solution to problem.

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  • Acorn Guts
    Dec 3, 2012 - 10:26PM

    In Pakistan the ‘constitution’ is kicked around on daily basis from pion to all the way up top but only when it comes to Ahmadis this collection of politicised human made laws is respected like its some kind of holy scripture .. Its not!Recommend

  • Please help
    Dec 3, 2012 - 10:26PM

    Here is a chance to stop moaning and start helping, I came across this on Facebook on a page called ”Lovers of Promised Messiah and Mahdi”, an Ahmadi page, as a comment on a picture of the desecration:

    Murad Akram My younger brother (18) and uncle were murdered and buried in this graveyard! inalilahi wainailaihi rajiun :-( – they couldn’t live in peace and now they can’t die in peace. Can someone please go and fix their graves :-( I am thousands of miles away and it’s killing me to see this picture – Oh Allah help us all as we are heading in the wrong direction (Aameen)
    2 hours ago · Unlike · 1

    Murad Akram My brother’s name = Sheraz Akram and my sweet uncle = Mohammad Aslam Naeem :-(
    2 hours ago · Like

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  • Nasir ul Islam
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:45AM

    Islam does not accept this kind of barbaric attitude and those who did are also NON Muslims, as Muslim are not allowed to this kind of coward acts, but i cant say about a group called themselves Muslims and they blast themselves in Churches, Masajids, and Imam Bargahs. I would clearly tell All Non Muslims that please donot count them in Islam as ISLAM never allow such acts. Besides this they can be from Zionist Agents who were created by Zionist and still get pay from them. They always kill Muslim Army Men and Muslim Police Men…..

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  • Waseem
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:57AM

    According to Paksitan law Ahmadi’s should not say La ilaha illala ho Muhamudur Rasulullah, something kuffar e mecca did to the campanions of Hazoor pbuh, According to pakistan law Ahmadi’s should not call Allah, Allah since its an islamic name, something kuffar e Mecca used to tell the campanions not say.
    How about you also read other laws of Pakistan where it says that everyone is free to practice their religion. Did you miss this law?
    Stop hiding the facts and start beliving that the law of Pakistan is molvi law not islamic law.
    Love for All, Hatred for None.Recommend

  • bilal
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:00PM

    A very sad day yet again. it is the time for Pakistani politicians to decide that on which side they are. they cannot be on both sides. are they with terrorists or against terrorist.

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  • Waseem
    Dec 4, 2012 - 6:46PM

    In Pakistan one doesnt have a right to practice ones religion even after death. So sad that the constitution of Pakistan encourages this. And this leads to Muslims turning into terrorists.

    On the day of judgement Allah will ask the president of Pakistan or any other so called Maulvi or Mullah of their opinion on who is a Muslim or who is not. Instead he will punish those who try to be GOD in this world. something to ponder upon.

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  • aneesa
    Dec 4, 2012 - 9:54PM

    in pakistan these people just do such foolish act.they just show their inner disgusting emotions about ahmadies and other minorities.and ahmadies always said inna lilah e wainna elaahe rajeoon..God bless all ahmadies

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