Police bar Ahmadis from entering worship centre

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  1. Paan Singh

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    RAWALPINDI: Complying with the demands of the locals, the police on Friday barred Ahmadis from entering their worship centre in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi.
    Leading the locals, businessman Sharjeel Mir told The Express Tribune that three days back on a consensus, it was decided to prevent any sort of worship in the centre.
    Mir said that at a meeting called by the locals which was attended by DCO Saqib Zafar, Superintendent of Police Matloob Hussain, ulemas and other officials, it was decided that the worship centre will now be used only as a residence and if their demands are not met, then they will launch a protest.
    The businessman also said that a congregational prayer followed by a demonstration outside the worship centre was planned in case the consensus was degraded.
    Today, fearing a huge turnover at the expected protest, the police had barred Ahmadis from entering the premises.
    A representative of the Ahmaddiya community told The Express Tribune on condition of anonymity that the police officials present there kept telling them that the move had been made to prevent any possible scuffle as a result of the protest.
    The police confined the Ahmadis present inside the worship place and barred the ones coming from outside.
    The Ahmaddiya community representative further said that the prayers scheduled for today have been hindered.
    A deadline of March 1 had been set by a religious group for the fulfilment of their demands by the Ahmadis.
    Last Friday, around 700 locals had gathered outside the same worship centre, demanding the removal of barricades and CCTV cameras installed outside it.
    Backed by a Jihadi organization, the protestors had alleged that “unconstitutional” activities were being carried out in the worship centre.
    However, the community had emphasised that they had committed no unlawful activities and had pleaded that the hate campaign be stopped so they could feel safe in the area.

    Police bar Ahmadis from entering worship centre – The Express Tribune
     
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    who are you to stop anybody from worshiping?
     
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    Stopping worship is extreme intolerance..

    how characteristically north-desi..
     
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    How ironic. The same country that was made as a result of religious persecution by the majority is now doing the same to it's minorities:rolleyes:
     
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    May be you are looking for irony where there is none.
     
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    I can't blame you for your denial.
     
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    Same here buddy...

    Speaking on topic, it is a shame that people are not being allowed to worship the god that they believe in.
     
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    Poor Ahmadis!! They were in the front-line in the fight for Pakistan creation and now this is what they got in return after 64 years of independence. Another example of growing sunni arrogance/violence in Pakistan..
     
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    This is what happened in India . Before 50 years ao , where high caste people did not allow low caste people in to temple.India being a secular country some fought for their right to enter temples others converted to other religions.

    So sad Pakistan is a Islamic country, they have only one chance to live that is to become a sunni muslim. No forced conversions in pakistan.
     
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    In that case please accept my apologies for the persecution by hindus of muslims under the muslim and british rule.
     
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    extremists will always exist in a society. they exist in the modern and secular western democracies as well
    they know how to operate and use the the freedom of expression and personal rights to their advantage.
    when the times are hard due to economic or security reasons they come out and blame the weak around them for all the ills.

    Pakistan is no different unfortunately. by the way please dont paint all Sunnis with the same brush. Sunnis of the Subcontinent introduced the Sufi Islam of tolerance, love and mutual respect. thats why the names of the sufi saints live on after so many centuries and their shrines are frequented by people of all faith.

    Ahmedis are the victims of injustice and lack of protection from the law enforcement agencies. just like the poor Pakistanis who dont have any influence or not enough money to buy off the justice.
     
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    Sick. Compare to the U.S., where President Eisenhower federalized troops to protect a handful of minority students from a hostile community: the Little Rock Nine.
     
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    I am proud of seeing such a positive response from my countrymen. What we are doing to the Ahmedi's is the most horrible crime we can commit on another human being. It should be condemned as strongly as possible. Very few people know this but Quaid E Azam's right hand man was an Ahmedi and our honest leader called him his "son" so those wanting to oppress the Ahmedis should know they are anti pakistani traitrors who should be kicked out of Pakistan. (This man is Muhammed Zafarullah Khan fyi. )

    There's another case. Have you heard what they are doing to Shezan juices just because the owners are Ahmedi. On the passport you have to say you are not an ahmedi to sign. How racist. The intolerance is within is. The hatred is in our hearts.

    Nothing can change it unless we look in our hearts and seek to change ourselves. The first requirement of our religion is to treat everyone respectfully, not treat them like dogs because they believe in an extra prophet. Thats just a childish idiotic, arrogant belief.

    There is no justification for what we are doing.
    If we are doing it because they are muslims (or think they are):
    Our Prophet said "A Muslim is the brother of his fellow Muslim. He will not oppress him, abandon him in difficulties, forsake him, or insult him".

    If we are doing it because they are non-muslims (or we think they are):
    “Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud)