The expulsion of Ahmedi students from PMC
In an outrageous move against the rights of particular religious sects in Pakistan, the Punjab Medical College in Faisalabad has expelled all its Ahmedi students, which according to the Dawn newspaper are 23 in number, while various other sources say the number to be 15. They have been accused of preaching the Ahmedi religion in the university. Earlier, many students of the PMC had arranged a protest against the Ahmedi students, asking for their expulsion. I find this whole event highly distasteful, abominable and unjust, and nothing short of mass religious persecution. This has to be condemned on all levels. The PMC has made a very bad decision by giving in to the demands of the paranoid religious fanatics bent upon persecution of the Ahmedi sect. Are we heading towards Islamic Fascism? Is this what we want Pakistan to be? This is a shameful violition of basic human rights. The students were not even given a chance to plead their case. The new PPP Government has to take action and reinstate the expelled students. And it is also the duty of all international governments and agencies working against religious extremism to put pressure on the Pakistani government to do something about it.