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5 suspects arrested for allegedly vandalizing Ahmadiyya place of worship in Karachi’s Saddar

Five individuals had been detained, according to South SSP Syed Asad Raza, who also noted that Preedy police had filed a first information report (FIR) in response to a complaint made by Ahmadiyya community member Sabahat Ahmed.
2023-02-04
5 suspects arrested for allegedly vandalizing Ahmadiyya place of worship in Karachi’s Saddar

Five people were reportedly detained by Karachi police on Friday for allegedly damaging an Ahmadiyya site of worship in the city's Saddar neighbourhood the previous day.

 

Five individuals had been detained, according to South SSP Syed Asad Raza, who also noted that Preedy police had filed a first information report (FIR) in response to a complaint made by Ahmadiyya community member Sabahat Ahmed.

 

The FIR was filed in accordance with the Pakistan Penal Code's Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with a deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 427 (mischief causing damage of Rs. 50), 295 (harming or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult a religion), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), and 34 (common intention) (PPC).

 

According to the FIR, on Thursday at around 3:35 pm, 10 to 15 individuals attacked the Ahmadiyya place of worship on Magazine Line, Saddar.

 

The minarets, which were about 78 years old, as well as the facade were smashed and desecrated by the suspects, according to the report.

 

It said, "The accused incited individuals in attendance by yelling slogans of killing Ahmadiyya community members."

 

According to the FIR, there was a police van/picket near to the house of worship, and the police intervened to stop the attack, which resulted in one official being hurt. According to the FIR, there was a large gathering that developed into a mob attack.