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Ahmadi mosque demolished partially

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A spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan, Saleemuddin, confirmed the incident saying the Local Government & Community Development authority “destroyed parts of the building without notice”. He added that members of the Ahmadi community who filmed the illegal demolition were also falsely charged by Police.

The mosque which is located in Chak 161 Murad was constructed in 1949 on land owned by the local Ahmadi community. In May 2018 another 100-year-old Ahmadi mosque located in the city of Sialkot was

The Assistant Commissioner of Hasilpur could not be reached for comment.

According to local reports, the mosque’s mihrab — the semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque — was destroyed during the demolition carried out by Assistant Commissioner of Hasilpur, Mohammad Tayyab. He was accompanied by police officers from Bladia, the local development authority.

A spokesperson of the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan, Saleem ud Din, said the local government and the Community Development Authority “destroyed parts of the building without notice”. He further said that some members of the Ahmadi community, who filmed the demolition on their phone cameras, were booked by the police