Ahmadi mosque in Karachi, Pakistan was reportedly attacked and vandalized by unknown individuals wearing helmets, according to a video that has gone viral on social media.
The Rise News, a non-profit news organisation, tweeted that “Qadiani prayer place being attacked by extremists in Karachi, Hashoo Market Saddar”.
The attackers were believed to be from the extremist group Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), though the exact date of the incident is unclear. This is the second such incident in the past month, with the minarets of an Ahmadi mosque being previously demolished. The Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan, consisting of four million people, face widespread persecution, torture, discrimination, and hate speech. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has recently condemned the desecration of an Ahmadiyya worship site and called for the protection of religious minorities in the country.
“HRCP strongly condemns the desecration of a historical Ahmadiyya site of worship in Wazirabad, allegedly by the district administration on 10 January,” the rights group said in a statement posted on its Twitter handle.