Miscreants Take Policemen Hostage, Vandalize Ahmadiyya Worship Place In Karachi

‘Around 20 miscreants took two armed policemen on duty hostage, forcibly entered the Ahmadiyya Worship Place, and demolished the Minaret.’

Miscreants Take Policemen Hostage, Vandalize Ahmadiyya Worship Place In Karachi

Around 20 miscreants on Wednesday took two armed on duty policemen hostage and forced their way into an Ahmadiyya worship place in the Dastagir Society of Karachi, and vandalised it.

Members of the Ahmadiyya community shared that the policemen were stationed outside the worship place when armed men arrived. The men had covered their faces and brought with them a ladder and sledgehammers. The incident was caught on the closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) installed outside the worship place and showed the men disarming the police officers and physically incapacitating them. 

The men then raised a ladder to scale to the roof of the structure while some men took the sledgehammer and started demolishing the arch of the building from the outside.

The men who scaled to the roof of the structure proceeded to demolish the minarets erected there.  

It is pertinent to mention here that several places of worship of the Ahmadiyya community were targeted in Karachi last year.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Community said that cases had been lodged against those involved in some of these incidents, but the police have yet to trace anyone responsible, due to which the morale of the miscreants is at an all-time high.

They said that extremism is appearing in different forms in the country, adding that there is a need for the state institutions and civil society to stand strong against this extremism because the extremist elements are determined to destroy the peace and order of our beloved country.