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Home Facts & Figures History of persecution 1971 to 1980
History of persecution 1971 to 1980

May 29
Students of Nishter Medical College Multan attack on Ahmadis present in Rabwah Railway Station. This incident triggered year long country-wide attacks on Ahmadis leading to loss of many lives and property.
May 29
Mr. Basheer Ahmad Tahir martyred in Kundiaro district Nawabshah.
May 30
22 shops and 5 houses belonging to Ahmadis were ransacked in Chiniot. Ahmadiyya Mosques were damaged in Gojra, Shorkot and Rawalpindi.
May 31
26 Shops belonging to Ahmadis in Faisalabad, 7 shops in Bhera, 3 in Bahawalnagar, 7 in Rahim Yar Khan and 6 in Gujranwala were ransacked and burnt.
Jun 01
Seven Ahmadis Mohammad Afzal Khokhar, Mohammad Ashraf Khokhar, Saeed Ahmad Khan, Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Mahmood Ahmad Khan, Sajjad Pervaiz and Ahmad Ali were martyred in Gujranwala.
Jun 01
Chaudhry Shaukat Hayat martyred in Hafizabad.
Jun 02
Six Ahmadis Basheer Ahmad, Muneer Ahmad, Mohammad Ramzan, Mohammad Iqbal, Inayatullah and Ghulam Qadir martyred in Gujranwala.
Jun 02
Ahmadiyya Mosque occupied by opponents in Lala Musa.
Jun 03
Two Ahmadis martyred in Gujranwala.
Jun 03
12 shops belonging to Ahmadis ransacked in Jhang.
Jun 04
Mohammad Ilyas Arif martyred in Wah Cantt.
Jun 04
Ahmadiyya Library burnt to ashes in Mardan.
Jun 05
Supply of Milk was stopped to residents of Rabwah.
Jun 05
12 Ahmadis were severally tortured in Islamabad. One Ahmadi's mouth was filled with cow dung.
Jun 06
Factories and Houses belonging to two Ahmadis were burnt in Sargodha.
Jun 07
Opponents offered Friday Prayers in Ahmadiyya Mosque, Kohat after forcibly occupying it.
House belonging to an Ahmadi ransacked in Haripur Hazara.
Jun 08
Naqab Shah Mehmund martyred in Peshawar.
Jun 09
Syed Moulood Ahmad martyred in Quetta.
Jun 09
Two Ahmadis Ghulam Sarwar and Israar Ahmad martyred in Topi (NWFP Province). Israar Ahmad’s dead body was sprayed with bullets and mutilated.
Jun 10
7 shops belonging to Ahmadis were ransacked and burnt in Mardan.
Jun 11
Mohammad Fakhruddin Bhatti martyred in Abbotabad. His corpse was also set on fire.
Jun 11
Two Ahmadis (father and son) Mohammad Zaman Khan and Mubarak Ahmad martyred in Balakot.
Jun 12
All Ahmadis were arrested in Dera Ismail Khan.
Jun 13
Wheat crop and agricultural machinery of an Ahmadi’s farm was looted in Shah Nagdar.
Jun 14
Shop of an Ahmadi was burnt to ashes in Mailsi.
Jun 15
House belonging to President of Jamaat Ahmadiyya, Sadhoki Gujranwala, was set on fire.
Jun 17
Crops belonging to Ahmadis were destroyed in Chak 39DB Sargodha.
Jun 18
12 Ahmadis were arrested in Pakpattan.
Jun 19
Social Boycott of Ahmadis in Mureedke.
Jun 20
Ahmadiyya Mosque set on fire in Tulwandi, Khajoorwali.
Jun 21
All Ahmadiyya population of Rahim Yar Khan confined to their homes.
Jun 22
An Ahmadi’s dead body was disinterred in Khushab.
Jun 24
All Ahmadi shops in Sargodha were picketed.
Jun 29
An Ahmadi father and son were tortured by Police in Chak 303GB, Toba Tek Singh.
Jul 01
Faces of Ahmadis were blackened and they were forcibly moved through streets of Bhera.
Jul 02
Sethi Maqbool Ahmad martyred in Jehlum.
Jul 05
Ahmadiyya Mosque occupied by opponents in Pak Pattan.
Jul 07
An Ahmadi’s dead body was disinterred in Khushab.
Jul 12
Ahmadi families in Bhera started starving due to severe boycott.
Jul 14
Doors of Ahmadiyya houses in Meeruk district Sahiwal were barricaded.
Jul 14
All Ahmadi men were arrested in district Sargodha.
Jul 16
Ahmadiyya delegation who went to meet detainees of Sargodha were fired upon at Sargodha Railway Station.
Jul 18
Flour Mills refused to grind the wheat for Ahmadis.
Jul 19
Ahmadiyya Mosque attacked and occupied in Takht Hazara district Sargodha.
Jul 21
Ahmadiyya Mosque attacked and occupied in Moghulpura, Lahore.
Jul 22
Ahmadiyya Mosque attacked and occupied in Lala Musa.
Jul 23
Supply of milk was denied to Ahmadis in Bahawalnagar.
Jul 24 Shops of Ahmadis were forced to shut down in Sheikhupura.
Jul 26
Ahmadiyya Mosque ransacked and destroyed in Uch Shareef, Bahawalpur. All record and valuable things were burnt to ashes.
Jul 27
Shops belonging to two Ahmadis were burnt to ashes in Okara.
Jul 28
Punjab Chief Minister refused to meet with Ahmadiyya delegation.
Jul 28
Ahmadiyya Mosque demolished in Bhoyanwala, Gujrat.
Jul 29
Ahmadiyya Mosque sealed in Samburial, Sialkot.
Jul 29
Ahmadis forbidden to take water from common well in Dolian Juttan.
Jul 30
All Ahmadi residents of Burewala were expelled.
Jul 30
Water supply and sanitation facilities were refused to Ahmadi residents of Haroonabad, Bahawalnagar.
Jul 31
Shops of Ahmadis were forced to shut down in Duska.
Aug 01
Severe social boycott of Ahmadis in Hafizabad. Purchased goods were forcibly taken back.
Aug 02
An Ahmadi was tied to tree and severally beaten in Mundi Bahauddin.
Aug 04
A barber’s face was painted black for providing hair cut to Ahmadis.
Aug 06
Three shops belonging to Ahmadis were set on fire.
Aug 09
Ahmadis were barred to enter their Mosque in Gujranwala.
Aug 09
In Gujranwala 14 Ahmadis were dismissed from their jobs only because of their faith.
Aug 13
Ahmadiyya Mosque demolished in Da’ata district Hazara.
Aug 18
Burial of an Ahmadi woman was not allowed in Campbellpur. Other old graves were also dug out.
Aug 18
Mr. Mohammad Akbar, an Ahmadi, was tied up in a jungle for three days in Barali, Azad Kashmir.
Aug 24
Stone pelting and destruction of Ahmadiyya Mosque in Kot Momin, Sargodha.
Aug 24
Ahmadi students were beaten up in Multan.
Aug 27
An Ahmadi youngster, kidnapped from Gurmoola Virkan, Gujranwala, was released after 17 days of confinement. He lost his conscious due to severe torture.
Sep 02
Professor Abbas bin Abdul Qadir was martyred in Hyderabad.
Sep 03
Stone pelting on Ahmadiyya houses in Chak 32 South, Sargodha.
Sep 07
Pakistan’s National Assembly declared Ahmadis as “non-Muslim” by amending the Constitution.
Sep 07
Five Ahmadi students were thrown out of the University in Faisalabad. Faces of two students were painted with black ink and they were forced to ride the donkeys in the streets of city.
Sep 10
Police took over the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Gojra.
Sep 26
Chaudhry Abdur Rahim and Chaudhry Mohammad Siddique were martyred in Moosawala, Sialkot.
Sep 29
Master (Teacher) Ziauddin Arshad martyred in Sargodha.
Oct 03
Mr. Abdul Hameed martyred in Kunri, Sindh.
Oct 05
Despite the presence of Punjab Chief Minister in city, opponents played havoc with lives and property of Ahmadis in Sargodha. Ahmadiyya Mosque was demolished. 38 houses and shops belonging to Ahmadis were set on fire after looting valuables. 5 Ahmadis sustained severe injuries.
Oct 07
Mr. Basharat Ahmad martyred in Tahal district Gujrat.
All meetings/conventions of auxiliary Ahmadiyya organizations were cancelled for not getting permission from Government.
Aug 09
Ms. Rasheeda Begum martyred in Sangla Hill.
Aug 22
Malik Mohammad Anwar martyred in Sangla Hill.
Apr 05
Moulvi Noor Ahmad martyred in Kashmir, India.
Jun 27
Mr. Basheer Ahmad, Rasheed Ahmad and Jay Rasheed Ahmad martyred in Sri Lanka.
Aug 13
Munshi Ilm Din martyred in Kotli, Azad Kashmir.

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