A policeman additionally menaceened to ebook adults who intervened beneath baby labour legal guidelines
LAHORE: Depart it to the police to assume out-of-the-field when arising with methods to harass minorities.
On Wednesday, police officers in Chenab Nagar, Chiniot District – the place the headquarters of the Jamat-e-Ahmadia is situated – allegedly harassed Ahmadi youngsters who have been volunteering in a visitors consciousness marketing campaign.
Members of the Itfalul Ahmadia – an Ahmadi youngsters’s organisation – have been conducting an consciousness marketing campaign of visitors guidelines whereas standing on a roadside.
Police officers noticed them and swept into motion, snatching up their pamphlets and taking one of many youngsters into custody.
At this level, an grownup member of the group intervened.
They declare ASI Muhammad Asif stated he would lodge a case towards them for violating labour legal guidelines by making the youngsters work on the streets.
In reply, the youth informed the officers that they have been standing there voluntarily to conduct the marketing campaign and weren’t pressured to labour, Amir Mehmood from the Jamat-e-Ahmadia media cell informed The Categorical Tribune.
Mehmood added that the police have launched the boy, however he had been traumatised by the incident.
”The youngsters have been focused solely as a result of they’re Ahmadis,” he stated.
The Categorical Tribune tried to contact ASI Asif to touch upon the incident, however he couldn’t be reached.
Furthermore, Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentarian Muhammad Ilyas Chinioti just lately filed an software within the Punjab meeting to limit the motion of the marginalised group.
Chinioti’s decision couldn’t be carried within the final session which passed off on February 17.
It’s anticipated that it is going to be taken up within the subsequent session, nevertheless, the date for the sitting has but to be introduced.
”Ahmadis are spreading their spiritual beliefs by way of social media and after authorized session, I’ll lodge a case towards them,” Chinioti informed The Categorical Tribune.
The decision he has tabled claims that Ahmadis “are posing as Muslims, which is against the law and unconstitutional”.
It goes on to state that Ahmadis couldn’t name their place of worship a mosque along with constructing minarets or a mehrab.
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The decision says that Ahmadis are proscribed from utilizing the phrases of the shahada in any method and even utilizing a minaret in an image.
The PML-N parliamentarian vowed to maneuver the state equipment towards Ahmadis at each entrance to limit their actions.
Saleemuddin, the spokesperson of Jamat-e-Ahmadia Pakistan, commenting on the state of affairs stated, on one hand, an operation is occurring towards militancy and hate and then again, Ahmadis are being victimised by the hands of the state.
He added that Ahmadis are regulation abiding residents and the safety forces ought to come ahead towards this victimisation.
The spokesperson stated that as an alternative of defending them, the police has resorted to harassing them.
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The harassment of those youngsters is part of a wider marketing campaign towards the minority.
”Spiritual hardliners one or one other to topic them to spiritual discrimination and to unfold hatred towards them,” the spokesperson added.
He stated the ruling social gathering ought to prohibit elected representatives from spearheading hate campaigns towards Ahmadis.
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