The Majlise Tahafuzze Khatame Nabuwwat is an organisation dedicated specifically to the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and to spreading hatred against them around the world.
The government of Pakistan encourages their activities by allowing them to murder Ahmadis with impunity and accepting charges brought by the organisation against Ahmadi Muslims under Martial Law Ordinance XX and the blasphemy law.
It would be impossible to give a complete description of the murderous campaign of the Khatame Nabuwwat organisation agaisnt Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan over the decades and this section of the report should be taken as being very incomplete and under construction.
The Khatame Nabuwwat organisation played a leading role in the anti-Ahmadi riots of 1952-53 during which acts of murder, arson, and assault were carried out against Ahmadi Muslims.
In recent years, they have maintained a campaign of persecution against Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan with the help and cooperation of auccessive governments.
Gen. Zia assured the Majlis Tahaffuze Khatme Nabuwwat of the support of the martial law regime:
The IJC also noted that the Majlis Tahaffuze Khatme Nabuwwat sought ought Ahmadis in government jobs and pressed for their removal:
Dr. Karen Parker of Human Rights Advocates noted an incident of an attack on an Ahmadi mosque:
Anti-Ahmadi riots occurred in April 1989 in Nankana Sahib and surrounding villages. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan prepared a report in May 1989. The HRCP noted with dismay the Punjab government's justification of the riot nad its failure to accept responsibility for the protection of citizens.
The report notes that the police were in touch with the Majlise Tahaffuze Khatame Nabuwwat and had lodged charges of blasphemy against Ahmadis in an effort to appease the organisation. The organisation was permitted to arrange a demonstration against Ahmadi Muslims which turned into a riot.
The HRCP concluded in its report that the attack on Ahmadi Muslims showed evidence of advanced planning.
In Chak Sikandar the Khatame Nabuwwat organisation murdered three Ahmadi Muslims with the assistance of the local authorities. Among the murdered persons was a 10-year old girl, Nabeela. The report of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan noted that Ahmadi Muslims had appealed to the authorities for help in April 1989 before violence erupted but that the authorities failed to act.
The report also notes that the anti-Ahmadi mob was led by the Khatame Nabuwwat organisation and that the version of events presented by the anti-Ahmadi agitators was contradictory.
The spokesman for the mob was Maulana Ajmal Qadri, a member of the Khatame Nabuwwat organisation and not a resident of the village.
The invesitgating committee of the HRCP notes in the report that the actions of the mob indicate extensive planning before the events.
The Majlise Tahafuzze Khatme Nabuwwat organisation pressures the government to prevent religious expression by Ahmadi Muslims and religious assemblies:
The Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nabuwwat has threatened the government with violence over this issue:
It is to be noted that the majority of the residents of Rabwah are Ahmadi Muslims and that the annual convention had been held regularly in Rabwah without incident for decades.
In an attempt to extend Pakistani law internationally, the the Amir of the Khatme Nubuwwat mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan filed charges against two Ahmadi Muslims who had published, in London, a translation of the Holy Quran into Seraiki. (See News from Asia Watch , 19 Sept. 1993.)
Whipping up hatred against Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan is a common practice of the Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nabuwwat which apparently feels that the government of Pakistan is overly lenient with Ahmadi Muslims. This is done through meetings, processions, speeches, and literature.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan noted: