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Rabwah: A Place For Martyrs?

Rabwah: A Place For Martyrs?

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Report of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group mission to Pakistan into internal flight for Ahmadis.
Report of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group mission to Pakistan into internal flight for Ahmadis.

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Rabwah: A Place For Martyrs?
Report of the Parliamentary Human RightsGroup mission to Pakistan into internal flight for Ahmadis.Edited by Dr Jonathan Ensorwith a foreword by Lord AveburyMission members: Frances Allen, Michael Ellman, Jonathan Ensor
Part of the title to this report – ‘a place for martyrs’ – is a quote from a member of theHuman Rights Committee of Pakistan, provided in response to a question from themission about living conditions for Ahmadis in Rabwah. It is not intended to reflectthe view of the mission.
 © Parliamentary Human Rights GroupJanuary 2007
 
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i
Contents
Foreword iii
 
1.
 
Introduction 1
 
1.1
 
Background to the mission 1
 
1.2
 
Report scope and structure 2
 
1.3
 
Methodology 3
 
1.4
 
Sources 3
 
2.
 
The Position of Ahmadis in Pakistan 6
 
2.1
 
Social and political environment 6
 
2.2
 
The role of Khatme Nabuwwat (Committee to Secure the Finality ofProphethood) 8
 
2.3
 
Blasphemy Laws and First Information Reports (FIRs) 9
 
3.
 
Potential Risk Factors Faced by Ahmadis in Rabwah 12
 
3.1
 
Blasphemy laws 12
 
3.2
 
Practising or expressing faith 15
 
3.3
 
Preaching 16
 
3.4
 
Threats and physical attacks 16
 
3.5
 
Attacks on property 18
 
4.
 
Protection in Rabwah 20
 
4.1
 
Community protection 20
 
4.2
 
State protection 21
 
4.3
 
Social and economic conditions in Rabwah 24
 
Appendix A: Testimony from Ahmadi community members 27
 
Appendix B: Supplementary material provide to the mission 30
 
B1
 
Notifications from the Government of the Punjab banning Ahmadimaterials, 19 July 2006; 1 September 2006; and 9 September 2006 30
 
B2
 
Photographs supplied by the Ahmadi Community. 34
 
B3
 
Police report (FIR) against the entire population of Rabwah, 15December 1989 35
 
B4
 
Circulars from the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan, 8 May2006 and 8 June 2006 37
 
B5
 
The Nation, 'College building declared dangerous', undated 39
 
B6
 
Public Auction Notice, taken from The Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore, 5December 2005 40
 
B7
 
Material relating to Rabwah water supply 43
 
B8
 
Amnesty International Pakistan, Fact Finding Mission to Jhando Sahi,13 August 2006 45
 
B9
 
Press report of closure of Alfazal, September 2006 49
 
B10
 
Translation of FIR 480/06, provided by the Ahmadi Community,Rabwah 50
 
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