AJKLA and Kashmir council declare Ahmadis non-Muslim

AJKLA and Kashmir council declare Ahmadis non-Muslim

MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (AJK-LA) and Kashmir council in a joint sitting here Tuesday approved 12th amendment in interim constitution of Azad Jammu and Kashmir declaring Ahmadis as non-Muslim.

The amendment moved in AJK-LA few days early was tabled Yesterday in the joint sitting of both the hoses and was adopted unanimously after a debate concluded on the bill.

The meeting was chaired by speaker of LA shah Ghulam Qadir and amendment Act 2018 in the

interim constitution 1974 was moved by Minister Law and Parliamentary affairs Raja Nisar Ahmad Khan in the house.

It may be recalled here that AJK-LA had passed a resolution in 1970  moved by then speaker Sardar Muhammad Ayoob Khan demanding the government declare Ahmadis as non-Muslim but the provision was included in the constitution enforced in 1974.

After a recent wave in the country against Ahmadis, the government on the demand of a religious member Pir Ali Raza Bukhari, had announced to bring the amendment in the constitution.