Saturday, July 15, 2023

how have other countries responded to the persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan?

 The persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan has been condemned by various international organizations and human rights groups. The United Nations has denounced the international persecution of the Ahmadis and called for it to be stopped immediately

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 The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has criticized Pakistan for its treatment of Ahmadiyya Muslims and declared that Ahmadis have been subject to systematic persecution by means of state-sanctioned discrimination and other repressive measures
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Amnesty International has called on the Pakistani authorities to end their ongoing persecution of the Ahmadiyya religious minority, which is now extending across borders
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 Human Rights Watch has also criticized the Pakistani government for its failure to address religious persecution of Ahmadis, which has facilitated violence against them in the name of religion
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The international community has been urged to pay attention to the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims worldwide, and to undertake coordinated action to respond to the violations faced by the Ahmadi Muslims around the world, particularly in countries where their lives are most at risk
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 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has also been excluded from a new government commission aimed at safeguarding the rights of the country’s minorities, which is a worrying trend of growing state persecution of members of this community
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Ahmadis have been categorized as a non-Muslim minority in national law in 1974, and this provision is still included in the current Constitution. Ahmadis have long faced persecution, discrimination, and hostility in a range of ways
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 Ahmadis face persecution and discrimination in a range of Muslim-majority countries, including Algeria, Pakistan, and Malaysia
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In conclusion, the persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan has been condemned by various international organizations and human rights groups. The international community has been urged to pay attention to the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims worldwide and to undertake coordinated action to respond to the violations faced by the Ahmadi Muslims around the world, particularly in countries where their lives are most at risk.

Citations:
[1] https://bitterwinter.org/united-nations-denounce-international-persecution-of-the-ahmadis/
[2] https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/press-release/2021/02/pakistan-persecution-of-ahmadis-must-end-as-authorities-attempt-shutdown-of-us-website/
[3] https://inkstickmedia.com/the-perils-of-being-ahmadi-in-pakistan/
[4] https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Issues/Religion/Islamophobia-AntiMuslim/Civil%20Society%20or%20Individuals/APPGAhmadiyyaMuslim-2.pdf
[5] https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2021/07/international-community-must-pay-attention-persecution-ahmadi-muslims
[6] https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/11/26/pakistan-surge-targeted-killings-ahmadis
[7] https://theprint.in/world/pakistans-rights-commission-condemns-persecution-of-minority-ahmadiyya-community/1093123/
[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Ahmadis
[9] https://www.wionews.com/world/geneva-paks-ahmadiyya-muslims-allege-persecution-demand-justice-at-un-event-251701
[10] https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/country-document/2023-03/JS4_UPR42_PAK_E_Main.pdf
[11] https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/26/ahmadi-persecution-pakistan-blasphemy-islam
[12] https://www.rabwah.net/un-rights-expert-condemns-pakistan-over-systematic-persecution-of-ahmadis/amp/
[13] https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-report-on-international-religious-freedom/pakistan/
[14] https://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/2021-10/2021%20Ahmadiyya%20Persecution%20Factsheet.pdf
[15] https://www.scientologyreligion.org/blog/ahmadis-persecuted-for-a-century-respond-compassionately-despite-intolerance.html

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