Tuesday, 4 October 2011

India: Fundamentalist clerics irked by Ahmdiyya 'Muslims for Peace' and 'Qura'an Exhibitions' campaign


In Delhi's Constitution Club last month, a Quran exhibition held by the Ahmadiyyas had to be called off [midway] because of shrill protests from Jama Masjid Imam Ahmed Bukhari and an All-India Muslim Personal Law Board member.



Ahmadiyya Quran exhibition was cut short due to fundamentalists' protest
Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch |
Source/Credit: Hindustan Times
By Zia Haq | October 02, 2011

New Delhi: They proudly claim to be Muslims but are laughed off by mainstream Islam as "fakes".

The dispute goes beyond mere ridicule.

From Pakistan to Indonesia, the Ahmadiyyas are often killed for believing in their own line of subordinate prophets after Mohammed. Now, as they try to assert themselves in India, the sect's very birthplace, a conflict looks likely.

In Delhi's Constitution Club last month, a Quran exhibition held by the Ahmadiyyas had to be called off because of shrill protests from Jama Masjid Imam Ahmed Bukhari and an All-India Muslim Personal Law Board member.

Yet the Ahmadiyyas - a minority within minority - believe if there is a place to thrive, it is India.

"This is one of the few countries where we have the same rights as others," Syed Tanveer, the spokesperson for Ahamiddya Muslim Jamaat, told HT from Qadian, Punjab.

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