Ahmadia persecution in Pakistan: a matter of faith

By Busharat Elahi Jamil | Daily Times

According to Article 20 of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, every citizen has the right to profess, practice and propagate his or her religion. Every religious denomination and every sect have the right to establish, maintain and manage its religious institutions. Unfortunately, there are many in Pakistani society who considers the religious beliefs of individuals to be the business of the state.

However, religion is a completely personal affair and is also considered so by the UN Human Rights Charter of 1948. As Pakistan has been a member of the UN since September 1947, it should recognise this.