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Home Media Reports 2008 AHRCP slams Ahmedi killings
HRCP slams Ahmedi killings
Daily Times
Thursday, September 11, 2008

HRCP slams Ahmedi killings

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for action to protect the lives of minorities and to halt the practice of hate preaching through the media. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the HRCP said: “On Monday, an eminent Ahmedi physician and cardiologist was shot dead in Mirpurkhas. The next day, another prominent Ahmedi was killed in Nawabshah. The Ahmediya community believes there is a link between these brutal killings and a programme telecast by a private TV channel in which the host called for the killing of Ahmedis.” Even if there is no direct link, neither of the offences can be tolerated, it added. The Ahmedi community is within its legal rights to demand protection against instigators of violence, it said. The statement demanded that the government ensure that the killers of the Ahmedi citizens are brought to justice and that nobody is allowed to use the media to preach communal hatred and fratricide. staff report

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