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Cases Instituted Against Ahmadiyya Periodicals & Magazines

The Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan publishes a daily paper named Al-Fazl and five magazines:

  • the monthly Misbah, which is a publication for Ahmadi ladies organization;
  • the monthly Ansarullah which is a publication of the organization for Ahmadi men over 40 years of age;
  • the monthly Khalid, a publication of Ahmadi youth organization;
  • the monthly Tashheezul Azhan which is a children’s magazine; and
  • the monthly Tahrik-e-Jadid, which is a magazine of Tahrik-e-Jadid, a central body of Ahmadiyya Community that looks after Ahmadi Communities outside Pakistan.

Not only the government authorities proscribed many issues of these publications but they also implicated the editor, printer and publisher of all the Ahmadiyya periodicals under anti-Ahmadiyya Law i.e. PPC 298-B/C. This is a continuous process. Here is a summary of such cases framed against the Ahmadiyya press from 1984 to 1999.

No.
Description of the cases
Number of cases
Number of
persons
implicated
1.
Number of cases instituted against the daily “Al-Fazl” under instruction from Government authorities.
24
73
2.
Number of cases instituted against the daily “Al-Fazl” by the opponents.
14
48
3.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Ansarullah” under instructions from Government authorities.
12
37
4.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Ansarullah” by the opponents.
7
28
5.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Misbah” under instructions from Government authorities.
7
23
6.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Misbah” by the opponents.
1
3
7.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Khalid” under instructions from Government authorities.
10
30
8.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Khalid” by the opponents.
1
6
9.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Tashheeezul Azhan” under instructions from Government authorities.
5
15
10.
Number of cases instituted against the monthly “Tahrik-e-Jadid” under instructions from Government authorities.
5
16
11.
Number of cases instituted against the weekly “Al Badr (India)” under instructions from Government authorities.
1
3

* The Editor of the daily “Al-Fazl”, Mr. Nasim Saifi, faces charges in 42 different cases.
* The printer of various Ahmadiyya periodicals, Mr. Qazi Munir Ahmad faces charges in 93 various cases.
* The publisher of “Al-Fazl”, Mr. Agha Saifullah faces charges in 28 cases.
* The Editor of monthly “Ansarullah”, Mr. M. D. Naz faces charges in 18 cases.
* The publisher of the monthly “Ansarullah”, Mr. M. Ibrahim faces charges in 17 cases.
* Number of various issues of Ahmadiyya periodicals proscribed by the Government authorities. 400 issues
* Number of books/publications published by the Ahmadiyya Community (published before April, 1984) proscribed by the Government authorities. 62

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Summary of the Cases Instituted against Ahmadis in Pakistan
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Summary of other Events

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