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Ahmadi woman’s body exhumed
Daily Times
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ahmadi woman’s body exhumed

Staff Report

LAHORE: The body of a 60-year-old Ahmadi woman in Khuda Abad village, in Badin district of Sindh, was exhumed from a Muslim-Ahmadi graveyard after local clerics protested against the burial. Daily Times learnt that her body was exhumed and reburied in a local Ahmadi graveyard on June 8 in the presence of district police.

Bamby Bibi died on June 5. Her husband Alyas Ahmad passed away eight years before her. Before dying she allegedly declared in her will that she should be buried alongside her husband’s grave in the combined Muslim and Ahamdi graveyard.

Following the burial, local mullahs and some area residents started to protest the burial. They demanded that the Ahmadiyya community dig up the grave and bury the body in their own graveyard. Maulvi Abdulsttar Chawra allegedly led the protest.

Later, the district administration intervened and along with the Badin district nazim constituted a committee to decide the matter. After three days the committee approved the exhumation.

District Police Officer Hafiz Abdulhadi Ballu told Daily Times that the matter had been resolved peacefully and now the atmosphere was not tense at all. He said the Ahamdiyya community had not been able to produce the will of the deceased woman. The district nazim dealt with the issue through a committee and police only implemented the orders, he added.

An Ahmadiyya spokesman from the community’s headquarters in Rabwa strongly condemned the “discriminatory, unjust and inhumane act”. He said just like previous regimes, the present government had failed to protect their rights.

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