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VIOLENT INCIDENTS - ANNEXURE A TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN REPORT ON THE INCIDENT AT NANKANA SAHIB
CONCERN OVER ATTACK ON AHMADIYYA MEMBERS
LAHORE - Jammat Ahmadiyya Lahore Secretary, Raja Ghalib Ahmed, has expressed strong resentment over recent incidents of attacks on members of the Ahmadiyya community in the districts of Shekhupura and Faisalabad.
Addressing a Press conference at a local hotel on Friday, Raja Ghalib demanded that both the Federal and Punjab governments conduct impartial inquiries into these incidents and make public "the conspiracy behind the whole drama".
He said that the riot against the Ahmadi community had started when some miscreants started announcing on loudspeakers in Gujranwala on April 9 that a copy of the Holy Quran had been burnt in an Ahmadiyya prayer centre.
He observed that these miscreants later proceeded to the Ahmadiyya prayer centre and burnt to ashes all the houses and stores belonging to Ahmadis.
Two similar incidents, Raja Ghalib said, later took place on Nankana prayer centre of Ahmedis on April 11 and 12 where all the houses belonging to Ahmadis were either demolished or burnt after looting. He said that all this happened in the presence of local authorities.
He said that three places of worship and 50 houses were burnt or damaged and more than 15 Ahmadis were seriously injured during these incidents.