Persecution

The Ordinance

The Gazette of Pakistan EXTRAORDINARY PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY ISLAMABAD, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1984 PARTI Acts, Ordinances, President’s Orders and Regulations including Martial Law Orders and Regulations GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN MINISTRY OF LAW AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (Law Division) Islamabad, the 26th April, 1984 No. F. 17 (1) 84-Pub. — The following Ordinance made by the President is hereby published for general information:— ORDINANCE No. XX or 1984 AN ORDINANCE to ammend the law to prohibit the Quadiani group, Lahori group and Ahmadis from indulging in anti-Islamic activities Whereas it is expedient to amend the law to prohibit the Quadiani group, Lahori group and Ahmadis from indulging in anti-Islamic activities: And whereas the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action: (73) [3046 Ex. Gaz.] THE ORDINANCE 10 74 THE GAZETTE OF PAKISTAN, EXTRA, APRIL 26, 1984 [PART I] Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:- PART I — PRELIMINARY 1. Short title and commencement — (1) This Ordinance may be called the Anti-Islamic Activities of the Quadiani Group, Lahori Group and Ahmadis (Prohibition and Punishment) Ordinance, 1984. (2) It shall come into force at once. 2. Ordinance to override orders or decisions of courts. — The provisions of this Ordinance shall have effect notwithstanding any order or decision of any court. PART II — AMENDMENT OF THE PAKISTAN PENAL CODE (ACT XLV OF 1860) 3. Addition of new sections 298B and 298C, Act XLV of 1860. — In the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), in Chapter XV, after section 298A, the following new sections shall be added, namely:- “298B. Misuse of epithets, descriptions and titles, etc., reserved for certain holy personages or places. — (1) Any person of the Quadiani group or the Lahori group (who call themselves ‘Ahmadis’ or by any other name) who by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, — (a) refers to, or addresses, any person, other than a Caliph or companion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as ‘Ameer-ul-Mumineen’, ‘Khalifa-tul-Mumineen’, ‘Khalifa-tul-Muslimcen ‘Sahaabi’or ‘Razi Allah Anho’: (b) refers to, or addresses, any person, other than a wife of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as ‘Ummul- Mumineen’; (c) refers to, or addresses, any person, other than a member of the family (Ahle-bait) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as Ahle-bait; or 11 REVIEW OF RELIGIONS (d) refers to, or names, or calls, his place of worship as ‘Masjid’: shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine. (2) Any person of the Quadiani group or Lahori group (who call themselves ‘Ahmadis’ or by any other name) who by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, refers to the mode or form of call to prayers followed by his faith as ‘Azan’, or recites Azan as used by the Muslims, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine. 298C. Person of Quadiani group, etc., calling himself a Muslim or preaching or propagating his faith. — Any person of the Quadiani group or the Lahori group (who call themselves ‘Ahmadis’ or by any other name) who, directly or indirectly, poses himself as a Muslim, or calls, or refers to his faith as Islam, or preaches or propagates his faith, or invites others to accept his faith, by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representations, or in any manner whatsoever outrages the religious feelings of Muslims, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.” ********************** When the Azan is called Satan turns his back on it and rushes away exploding so that he does not hear the words of the call. When the call is finished he comes back till the iqamah is called, when he runs away again and returns when that is finished and begins to distract the minds of the worshippers, whispering: Think of this, recall that; matters which the worshipper had not previously in mind, till he does not know how much he has prayed. (The Holy Prophet) / Reaction to The Ordinance