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Desecrations alarm Pakistan's Ahmadi sect

Ahmadi community identifies itself as Muslims, but are considered as heretics by majority of Pakistanis.
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 15:08

Members of Pakistan's Ahmadi community say they are being unfairly punished for their beliefs following a graveyard attacks in Lahore.

Last December armed men tied up a guard and 21 others before smashing more than 100 gravestones.

The group identifies itself as Muslim, but are considered as heretics by most Pakistanis, because they believe there was a prophet after Prophet Muhammad.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Lahore.

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