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Home Facts & Figures History of persecution 1951 to 1960
History of persecution 1951 to 1960

May 13
Ahmadiyya Mosque set on fire in Sumandari, Distt: Faisalabad. Many Ahmadis present in mosque sustained injuries.
Sep 21
Abdul Lateef, 7 year old son of Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Moulvi, Companion of Promised Massih (as), martyred in Mansehra.
Nov 18
Opponents created disturbance on the occasion of Seeratun Nabi conferences held by Ahmadis in Multan & Faisalabad.
Feb 16
40 Ahmadis seriously injured in violent attack by opponents. At the end of first session of annual Jalsa of Jamaat Ahmadiyya Sialkot, opponents attacked the gathering; seriously injuring 40 Ahmadis. Rest of the program had to be cancelled.
Feb 22
Mr. Ghulam Hussain Chaudhry martyred in Gumbat, Distt: Khairpur Sindh. He sustained serious injuries in an assault on 19th February.
May 17
Ahmadiyya Hall and Library set on fire by opponents on the occasion of annual Jalsa of Jamaat Ahmadiyya, Karachi.
Jun 02
Majlis-e-Ahrar, in a press conference, demanded that Ahmadis be declared as non-Muslim and Sir Zafrullah Khan should resign from the post of Foreign Minister.
Dec 16
A boycott campaign was launched against Ahmadis of Gujranwala.
After the convention of All Pakistan Muslim League at Dhaka, anti-Ahmadiyya elements threatened to take direct action after 22nd Feb. 1953, if their demands (to declare Ahmadis as non-Muslim) were not met.
Feb 01
Burial of an Ahmadi was resisted by anti-Ahmadiyya elements in Sargodha.
Feb 23
Anti-Ahmadiyya riots break out in West Pakistan specially in Punjab Province.
Feb 27
Publication of daily Alfazal, published from Lahore, banned by Government for one year. The vacuum was filled by starting another periodical titled Farooq. First issue of Farooq was published on 4th March but after the second issue, it was forced to stop publishing on 11th March.
Mar 03
Mr. Soma, Mr. Oson, Mr. Surman, Mr. Jumli, Ms. Advet and Ms. Adeena martyred in Indonesia.
Mar 05
Master Manzoor Ahmed, a Teacher was martyred in Baghbanpura, Lahore.
Mar 06
Ahmadiyya Noor Mosque, Rawalpindi was attacked and set on fire by unruly mob.
Press belonging to an Ahmadi was burnt to ashes.
Many shops and houses belonging to Ahmadis and President of Jamaat Ahmadiyya, Rawalpindi were ransacked.
Mar 06
Countrywide riots including torture, murder attempts and arson started against Ahmadiyya community, especially in Lahore.
Three Ahmadis Mr. Mohammad Shafi, Mr. Jamal Ahmad and Mirza Kareem Baig martyred in Lahore.
Government imposes Martial Law in Lahore at 13:30 hrs. This Martial Law was lifted at 03:00 hours on 15th May.
Mar 08
Havaldar Abdul Ghafoor and another Ahmadi perfumer were martyred in Lahore.
Mar 12
Additional Magistrate Jhang prohibits Supreme Head of Ahmadiyya Community from commenting on anti-Ahmadiyya riots and anti-Ahmadiyya movement.
Apr 01
Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Shareef Ahmad and Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Nasir Ahmad were arrested in Lahore during the ongoing riots. They were released on 28th May.
Superintendent of Police Jhang searched Qasre Khilafat and central offices of Sadar Anjuman Ahmadiyya, Rabwah.
Hazrat Syed Zainul Abideen Waliul Allah Shah, Nazir Tableegh, was arrested.
Mar 10
After Asr prayers, Abdul Hameed attacked Hazrat Khalifatul Massih II (ra) with a knife in Masjid Mubarak. Huzoor sustained an injury in the neck near the artery.
In early March, Ahmadis in Sierra Leon were persecuted, tortured and imprisoned.
Feb 25
Mr. Dawood Jan was shot and martyred in Afghanistan. He was 30.
Jun 29
Moulvi Mohammad Ahmad martyred in Kohat.
Haji Fazal Mohammad Khan along with his son martyred in Afghanistan.

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