23 Ahmadiyya Students Expelled From Punjab Medical College

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23 Ahmadiyya Students Expelled from Punjab Medical College

FAISALABAD, Pakistan, June 8 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

     Arbitrary persecution of Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan continues. 


    All 23 Ahmadiyya Muslim students studying at the Punjab Medical College in Faisalabad,

Pakistan have been expelled for no other reason than their membership of the Ahmadiyya Muslim

Community, a Community based upon teachings of peace, equality and tolerance.

    Following pressure from members of the Islami-Jamiat-e-Tulaba, a nationwide extremist religious

student body in Pakistan a wing of  Jamat-e-Islami, Dr. Asghar Ali Randhawa, the Principal of the

Punjab Medical College issued office Order No. /PMC/08 dated June 2008 confirming All 23

Ahmadiyya students (5 freshmen, 6 sophomore, 7 third year, 1 fourth year and 4 final (5th year) had

been rusticated from college as well as hostels.

    The justification for the expulsions was totally baseless and spurious. It is yet another example of

the cruelty that Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan have to contend with. The twenty-three students

included eight males and fifteen females. Four of the students, all female, were in their final (5th)

year of college and thus were only months away from qualification.

    Recently the Government of Pakistan made a submission to the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva during UPR in May 2008 which it stated its commitment to investing and supporting the

education of its citizens, as well as safeguarding the rights of all minority groups. It is thus most

unfortunate that less than one month later, this violation of basic human rights has been allowed. It

is hoped that this wholly unjust decision is revoked immediately. 


  Contact: Zinda M Bajwa, M.A.(Pol.Scie),LL.B. 

           Secretary Public Affairs, 

           Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA 

           www.alislam.org, zmbajwa@yahoo.com , 646-498-8960 


   SOURCE: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA 


  CONTACT: Zinda M Bajwa, M.A.(Pol.Scie),LL.B., 

                     Secretary Public Affairs, 

                     of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, 




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