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RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN PAKISTAN
Had it been
Hindus who destroyed such a mosque as that in Rawalpindi, the response would be similar to
that of Babri Masjid. Yet even the Hindu groups who demolished Babri Masjid were not
expressing a daisy to eliminate all mosques from the country but only to reclaim one of
their holy sites.
Hindus were not opposed to mosques
as such, but with a mosque-placed they claim by force on a Hindu temple destroyed by
Islamic armies-on what Hindus regard as one of their most holy sites in one of their
The Pakistani move was not to reclaim any particular place
but simply to eliminate the places of worship of a non-orthodox sect. The
destruction of this Ahmadiya mosque reveals the pattern of destruction of non-orthodox
Islamic and non-Islamic holy sites in Pakistan.