A perverse mechanism prevents members of the persecuted religion from voting, excluding them from the democratic process.
The worst court decision justifying the persecution of Ahmadis was rendered in 1993. Nor did the situation improve later.
Both the Islamic socialist Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and the Muslim radical General Zia-ul-Haq enacted anti-Ahmadis law that are still in force.
The secular nature of Pakistan came immediately under attack by political Islam. 2,000 Ahmadis were slaughtered in the riots, until martial law was imposed.
Bitter Winter starts a series on the bloody repression of Ahmadis, a large religious minority in Pakistan, investigating why it is happening.
Sundas Malik later said “offence was unintentional,” but did not apologize.
From Pakistan, it is being exported to several other countries. It should be stopped immediately, the U.N. say.
A mob tried to interrupt a woman’s funeral. Hundreds of graves were desecrated in Pakistan.
The journalist who reported on it is now himself at risk of being arrested.