4 Ahmadi students in Pakistan are expelled for their religion

Four students from the Ahmadi faith were expelled from a school for their faith . Ahmadi population was declared non-Muslims by Pakistans Parliament in 1974 .

The latest act of discrimination against members of the minority community in Pakistan's Punjab province was released on Friday.Four students from the Ahmadi faith were expelled from a school for their faith, according to the PTI.The Ahmadi population was declared non-Muslims by Pakistan's Parliament in 1974.They were banned from calling themselves Muslims a decade later.

According to Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya Punjab spokesperson Amir Mahmood, four students Huzaifa Nasir, Aneela Aqib, Abeer Ahmad Saifi, and Nimra Qureshi of Grade III, VI, IX, and X respectively have been dismissed by the school's administration (Educators) for their faith in Attock city (about 400 kilometers from Lahore).Such incidents have taken place in the region in recent years, and it was unfortunate that the school in question told the parents of the children that they had been kicked because of their faith.Mahmood said that these schools were following a dangerous pattern.According to him, such a trend would jeopardize the studies of Ahmadi students in Pakistan.

On the other hand, the expelled students were doing fine in their studies, according to the school board.According to a source, the school board has taken action on the complaints of some parents, who said that their children will not attend the classes attended by Ahmadi students.In Pakistan, minorities, especially Ahmadis, are extremely vulnerable, and they are often targeted by religious extremists.Last month, a 62-year-old Ahmadi man was stabbed to death by a fanatic for refusing to praise a controversial cleric in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Ahmadiyyas who call themselves Muslims or refer to their faith as Islam, according to former military dictator Gen Zia-ul Haq, had made it a punishable offence.Around 10 million out of the 220 million population in Pakistan are non-Muslims.Hindus make up the largest religious group (5 million) in Pakistan, according to the 2017 census.Christians account for the second largest religious group group, with almost the same number (4.5 million), and their distribution is mainly concentrated in urban Sindh, Punjab, and parts of Balochistan.