IHRC has taken grievous notice of an agonizing statement on social media denigrating the peaceful Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
The video(1) while is circulating on social media platforms attempts to malign the community as ‘disbelievers’ and suggests they are posing as Muslims whilst in actual fact being disbelievers.
“Qadiani (derogatory word for Ahmadis) is the only disbeliever in the world who, despite being a disbeliever, claims to be a Muslim and robs the innocent Muslims of their faith,” the video states.
This is a continuation of the demonisation and vilification of the community by radical clerics and is a denial of the basic freedoms of belief as enshrined in international human rights law.
Ahmadi Muslims are severely persecuted in Pakistan by both the state and the religious clergy and are unable to call themselves Muslims. Their shops are looted, false cases are made against them, and their Mosques are vandalised, all under the watch of the authorities.
IHRC ferociously condemns such malicious propaganda and attempts to defame this peaceful Muslim Community.
We urge the international community and human rights groups to call out the on-going injustice and urge the government of Pakistan to immediately cease the spread of such hatred in the country.
We once again strongly urge the international community to impress upon the Government of Pakistan to honor its responsibility to provide effective protection and freedom of religious practice to Ahmadis, and to bring its
(1) Web link to a translated & subtitled version of the video: https://bit.ly/AntiAhmadi006