Chak 565, District Faisalabad; May 19, 2023: The police booked 13 Ahmadis under anti-Ahmadiyya law PPC 298-B, with FIR no. 204 at Police Station Bachiana, objecting to the design, minaret and niche of the Ahmadiyya place of worship.

This case was registered against Messrs. Hanif Ahmed (Local Ahmadi President of Chak 565), Nasrullah, Amjad Farooq, Khalid Mahmood, Arif Rafiq, Humayun Rafiq, Rasheed Ahmad, Javed Ahmad, Tariq Ahmad, Mahmood Ahmad, Rafiq Ahmad, Aslam Ahmad, and Ashraf Ahmad.

There has been long-standing sectarian strife in the area and organized hostile activities have increased in recent times. On March 22, 2023, a police official visited the Ahmadiyya mosque, and later called the Ahmadiyya elders to the police station. The SHO referred the matter to the DCO Faisalabad and bound the parties in writing that until there is an order from the higher officials, neither party will take any action.

Meanwhile, the plaintiff, Faqir Hussain, again urged the SHO to take action. Even on this, the police forbade the opponents from further action. After that, Faqir Hussain filed an application under sections 22-A and 22-B in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Jaranwala Rana Tanveer Ahmad who summoned the parties for hearing. He ordered registration of the case on May 15, 2023 and the police registered a case against as many as 13 Ahmadis on May 19, 2023.

About 40 Ahmadi families reside in Chak 565. This worship place was built more than 60 years ago. Reportedly there was a program of the opponents to destroy the niche and the minarets on May 19, 2023 after the Friday prayer. The police however forbade the opponents to act until the court gives a decision.

Additional Sessions Judge Jaranwala Saeed Akhtar accepted the temporary bail of the accused on May 29, 2023.