Miscreants Damage Minarets Of Ahmadi Place Of Worship In Karachi

Miscreants Damage Minarets Of Ahmadi Place Of Worship In Karachi
Unidentified miscreants damaged the minarets of an Ahmadi place of worship in Karachi, on Thursday, as those responsible for earlier such incidents reportedly remain at large.

The miscreants entered the place of worship located at Martin Road of the city via a ladder from the front and damaged the minarets with a hammer.

When police reached the scene of the incident, the miscreants left the hammer at the roof of the place of worship and fled from the scene.

Earlier this month, police razed minarets of a place of worship belonging to the community, in Wazirabad, according to a spokesperson.

The razing, the second such incident in Punjab in less than a month, took place in the Moti Bazaar area.

Pointing to a discriminatory approach, the spokesperson had termed the act as against the 2014 verdict of the top court, issued for protection of the places of worship.

“Such actions [of desecration of places of worship] are bringing a bad name for Pakistan in the world,” he was quoted as saying.

Furthermore, last month, the community claimed that police razed minarets atop their place of worship in Baghanpura, Gujranwala.

The minarets, they said, predated the promulgation of Ahmadiyya-specific Ordinance XX.

Subsequently, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) had directed the City Police Office (CPO) Gujranwala to look into the incident and compile a report of the incident within seven days for necessary action.

Authorities are yet to take a concrete action against the culprits to stop the incidents, once and for all, with tangible evidence available.

Earlier, an Ahmadi man was booked by Karachi police for using ‘Syed’ as a prefix. The suspect, a lawyer, had been representing other Ahmadis before a court. The man had submitted some documents in connection with the case. The documents, it was claimed, featured Islamic terms. His name featured alongside.

Also, a school in Punjab’s Attock district expelled four students for simply being Ahmadi. A relative of a student had said that their class fellow had been harassing them for some time. The students were expelled after some parents reached out to the school principal.