Sunday, June 26, 2016

India: Conditions remain tense after attack on Ahmadiyyas in Karnataka's Gonikoppal town


A mob of about 150 gathered around the Gonikoppal police station to prevent the filing of a criminal complaint against the assailants and complained that Ahmadis were converting others to Islām-Ahmadiyya. 

File photo: Mob attacks Ahmadiyya convention in 2011 in Tirupur
Times of Ahmad | News Watch | Int'l Desk
Source/Credit: Shahid Badruddin
By Staff report | June 26, 2016

The situation remains edgy in Gonikoppal, a small town in the Kodagu district of the Indian state of Karnataka, where two Ahmadis were assaulted outside the Ahmadiyya community center in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 26th when about 20 known anti-Ahmadi extremists descended at Fajr (dawn) prayers time and attacked the victims as they were leaving after offering their prayers.

A team of elders from the nearby Madikeri chapter of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat came to Gonikoppal to assess the situation after learning about the attacks on the Ahmadiyya members reportedly triggered by jealousy for the Ahmadiyya's success in the promotion of ‘peaceful’ Islam.

According to the latest reports, a mob of about 150 gathered around the Gonikoppal police station to prevent the filing of a criminal complaint against the assailants and complained that the attack took place only because Ahmadis were converting others to Islām-Ahmadiyya.

The reports further say the mob turned enraged seeing visiting Ahmadiyya elders from Madikeri and attacked them also. The police had to intervene and escorted the victims back to Madikeri.

The mob is now demanding the police to convince the victims for a compromise and not lodge an official criminal complaint against the attackers, it is learned.

[Victims' names have been withheld]


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Compiled from reports filed by Shahid Badruddin



-- India: Conditions remain tense after attack on Ahmadiyys in Karnataka's Gonikoppal village


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