Rabwah, August 2022:   A Khatme Nabuwwat conference at Jamia Usmania, Muslim Colony Chenab Nagar is scheduled for September 7, 2022. It is noteworthy that the opponents of Jamaat Ahmadiyya are always permitted to hold this provocative rally in Rabwah. On the other hand, Ahmadis are not allowed to hold their traditional peaceful annual conference in their own town. Ahmadis consider it a threat to the peace of the city.

This year, Ahmadiyya head office wrote the following letter to the concerned authorities (translation):

Respected Sir,

Subject: Request for appropriate action regarding the International Khatme Nabuwwat Conference scheduled on September 7, in Muslim Colony, Chenab Nagar/Rabwah

As per newspaper reports, the International Tahafuzze Khatme Nabuwwat Organization has announced to hold the 35th Khatme Nabuwwat Conference in Muslim Colony, Rabwah, District Chiniot on September 7.

For the past thirty-five years, traditionally participants are brought from outer areas and cities to Rabwah to hold this conference against the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. The speakers incite the participants to take extreme measures by making baseless and false accusations against the Ahmadiyya Jamaat. These kind of anti-Ahmadiyya events increase prejudice and hatred against Ahmadis with time.

Recently, on August 12, 2022, a religious fanatic killed a sixty-two-year-old Ahmadi by stabbing him to death at the bus stop of Rabwah, only for his faith. The killer chanted anti-Ahmadiyya slogans at the crime scene. Apart from this, a series of murderous attacks, boycotts and discriminatory actions against Ahmadis in various cities and regions go on. Because of such conferences, hostile incidents of this nature are on the increase.

The current serious situation in the country demands that organized hatred and bigotry through these conferences should be discouraged rather than encouraged, and activities of this nature should not be allowed, to avoid any unpleasant happening. If it happens, all the responsibility will be on the concerned authorities.

We submit this request to maintain peace in Rabwah, and to adopt a suitable plan of action to that end. This issue is sensitive and urgent; it demands your special attention as a representative of the state.

Therefore, it is hoped that you will ensure the protection of life and property of every citizen, including Ahmadis, regardless of creed and caste, in performance of your duties as a representative of the state.

Best wishes,

Authorities are kept informed

Rabwah; August 2022:  Ahmadiyya head office in Pakistan wrote formally to relevant federal, provincial and local authorities informing them of the grave developments in violation of Ahmadis’ human rights and FoRB, and added its comments.

These leters included, inter alia, mention of the following:

  1. Application of Malik Ilyas Awan, Vice President Punjab PML-Q, against Ahmadis
  2. Murder of an Ahmadi in Rabwah for his faith

As for Malik Awan, a story on his application to the Deputy Commissioner Khushab is available in our report for the month of July 2022. This vice president of the ruling party, who also claims to be the Member of the Khatme Nabuwwat Supreme Council, had misquoted the Constitution and other facts, and demanded that Ahmadis be expelled from the district.

            Ahmadiyya presentation explained the absurdity and senselessness of Mr Awan’s submission, quoted the verdicts of superior courts, and highlighted his dangerous malafide demands. It concluded:

“These appears to be only one aim of the above-quoted (Mr Awan’s) proceedings that hate and prejudice be spread in the name of religion. It is for this reason that there is a visible increase in anti-Ahmadiyya activities, hatred, boycott, murders and aggression.

            “This sensitive issue demands your priority attention and legal redress. It is expected that as a representative of the state, you will take appropriate and lawful steps to ensure the safety of Ahmadis’ lives and properties,” it concluded.

            As for the murder in Rabwah (described earlier in this report) the Ahmadiyya letter mentioned:

            Ahmadis are faced with intense danger and fears over such hateful activities of extremist elements. Ahmadis are exposed to edicts of being Wajib ul Qatl (must be killed.) It was hoped after the National Action Plan that appropriate and effective action would be taken against such extremist elements, however they remain active as before, without any effective counter measures by the authorities. It is requested that in order to maintain law and order in (Chenab Nagar) Rabwah, you, as representative of the state, will kindly attend to this sensitive and urgent issue, The letter concluded.