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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Anti-Ahmadiyya hate campaign in Lahore spreads to major shopping centre

Protests against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have taken place in Lahore this week after Pakistani police arrested a man who hung a large banner above his store stating, “Qadiani [derogatory term for Ahmadi Muslims] dogs are not allowed to enter this shop”.

Rep of Punjab Govt removing anti-Ahmadiyya Poster at Hafeez Centre, Lahore

The intervention from Pakistan’s authorities came only after a photo of the anti-Ahmadi banner went viral on social media in a campaign led by renowned Pakistani journalist and human rights activist Raza Rumi.

However, the local business community at the Hafeez Centre reacted angrily to the police intervention and held a protest condemning the removal of the poster and subsequent arrest of the person alleged to have hung it. 

Protestors blocked a road in front of the Hafeez Centre and carried further banners with inflammatory statements against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, whilst speeches were given inciting people by making false claims about the Founder of

the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (peace be upon him).

For many years the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been the victim of a nationwide hate campaign, which has seen shops, malls and marketplaces across the country display similar provocative messages and posters

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