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In their prophet’s shadow: Ahmadis and their plight as a community

Every December, members of the Ahmadiyya sect, one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, gather in a township in Punjab, India - the birthplace of their founder. Pakistan declared the Ahmadiyya community as non-Muslims in 1974, paving the way for their decades-long persecution. There are an estimated 10 million Ahmadis around the world, living in more than 200 countries.

Pakistan court concludes cross examination of prosecution witnesses against Hafiz Saeed, aides

"Lawyers of Saeed and his close aides complete...

Pakistan court concludes cross examination of prosecution witnesses against Hafiz Saeed, aides

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  • The officials have asked for details from the three state governments to ascertain if the members resorted to violence in their individual capacity or had support of their organisation, which had been on the radar for the past several years when its members were charge sheeted by various police agencies for unlawful activities.

    The FATF had said earlier that Pakistan has been unable to deal with terror groups propping up under different banners, with many contesting last year’s general elections as well.

    The decision was taken as a "precaution" and also due to "some sadness" among Muslims in the wake of the Supreme Court's Saturday verdict, negating the Muslims' claim over the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land. The Ayodhya adminstration, however, maintained that processions were taken out, though they might have been scaled down.

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    The Paris-based FATF, which kept Pakistan on the Grey List for an extended period till February 2020, had warned in October that Islamabad would be put on the Black List if it did not comply with the remaining 22 points in a list of 27 questions. Pakistan has been given January 8, 2020 deadline to respond to the 150 questions, the official said on Saturday.

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    “The protesters should stay away from people who break law while police should be sensitive and cautious while dealing with youth. They are young and still making up their mind,” Rizvi added. On Sunday night, Delhi Police had barged into Jamia Millia Islamia and allegedly lathi-charged students inside the central library.

    "The Counter Terrorism Department of Punjab Police produced a witness in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Lahore who testified against Saeed and his three aides in terror financing," a court official told PTI. Saeed and his aides were brought to the ATC under tight security and journalists were not allowed to enter the court to cover the proceedings.

    Taking on the entire opposition, the ruling party said these parties have unleased their divisive forces and compared AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi and AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan with Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused the opposition parties of misleading people and trying to "bifurcate" the country.

    Nowadays, India is full of gurus. Most are self-appointed, but their followers insist their guru has magical powers, that he was initiated and anointed by secret mystical forces. There was a time when a holy man got his legitimacy from his lineage, the line of teachers before him. So there is the guru and the guru before him all the way to Adiguru.

    Congress fielded several leaders to speak on the bill, with party’s deputy leader Anand Sharma being the first speaker. He demanded that the bill be referred to a select committee for scrutiny. Trinamool’s Derek O’Brien said Citizenship Bill cannot be delinked from NRC while Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut cautioned the government against teaching it Hindutva.

    A two-judge bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Justice Mohammad Qasim Khan while disposing of the petition observed that the petitioner's counsel might file separate petitions against each FIR. Saeed's counsel A K Dogar said that describing Saeed and other JuD leaders as being leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba is "factually and legally incorrect".

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