Essay about Do Ahmadis Deserve to Live in Pakistan?

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Yasser Latif Hamdani (born 5 June 1980) is a young lawyer and a creative writer based in Lahore, Pakistan. He received his early education from Lahore. He did his BA in Economics from the Rutgers University, New Jersey, United states of America. He studied further from Pakistan where he was able to get his LLB degree from Quaid-e-Azam Law College of the Punjab University. As a writer he has written “Jinnah; myth and reality”, in which, he is arguing that the founder of Pakistan, Jinnah, sought Pakistan to be a secular democratic state. As a lawyer, he has been there in judging the big cases as of the ‘Baghat Singh Case’ and recently, he is also raising voice in favor of unblocking YouTube in Pakistan. Being a social activist, he writes…show more content…
This article was written to show the persecutions of Ahmadis, a minority in Pakistan. The writer in the beginning expresses that Ahmadis were a party, which were a contributing factor in the struggle for Pakistan and later on, how they were saved from religious extremism by the governments of that time. Then, he goes on to explain torturous times for the Ahmadis and with the passage of time how things changed for them and how they were labeled as non-Muslims by an amendment in the constitution in 1974. Going ahead, he lays emphasis on the violence faced by them (Ahmadis) due to religious intolerance in the country. In the end, he shows his uneasiness when he talks about the “extermination” (last paragraph) of Ahmadis if the above situation remains in the society. The author is using some historical facts to portray the real picture of the issue. In doing so, he is logical and giving examples where he needs them. Hamdani is showing the social and political issues of Ahmadis, which were quite large in those days (1984-2012). He portrays his subject using terms “excommunication of Ahmadis by the parliament ”(Paragraph#1) and “The community was declared non-Muslims through the constitutional amendment by Pakistan people party government in 1974”.After this Hamdani takes a stance on the efforts of the Ahmadis by “supported the All Indian Muslim league in the 1940’s” and called them as “Educated and enterprising community”. The kindness of earlier

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