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 MARTIAL LAW ORDINANCE XX 

 Any person of the Qadiani group or the Lahori group (who call themselves 'Ahmadis' or by any other name), who, directly or indirectly, poses himself as a Muslim, or calls, or refers to, his faith as Islam, or preaches or propagates his faith, or invites others to accept his faith, by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representations, or in any manner whatsoever outrages the religious feelings of Muslims, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.

Martial Law Ordinance XX

every citizen shall have the right to profess, practice and propogate his religion,

Article 20, Constitution of Pakistan


THE GAZETTE OF PAKISTAN
EXTRAORDINARY
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
ISLAMABAD, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1984
 
PART I
 
Acts, Ordinances, President's Orders and Regulations including Martial Law
Orders and Regulations
 
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN
 MINISTRY OF LAW AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS
 
(Law Division)
 
Islamabad, the 26th April, 1984

No. F. 17 (1) 84-Pub. The following Ordinances made by the President is hereby published for general information:

ORDINANCE No. XX of 1984
AN
ORDINANCE
 
to amend the law to prohibit the Qadiani group, Lahori group and Ahmadis from
indulging anti-Islamic activities

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law to prohibit the Qadiani group, Lahori group and Ahmadis from indulging anti-Islamic activities;

AND WHEREAS the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action:

NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:

PART I - PRELIMINARY

1. Short title and commencement.
(1) This Ordinance may be called Anti-Islamic Activities of the Qadiani Group, Lahori Group and Ahmadis (Prohibition and Punishment) Ordinance, 1984. (2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Ordinance to override orders or decisions of courts. The provisions of this Ordinance shall have effect notwithstanding any order or decision of any court.

PART II - AMENDMENT OF THE PAKISTAN PENAL CODE
(ACT XLV of 1860)

3. Addition of new sections 298B and 298C, Act XLV of 1860. In the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), in Chapter XV, after section 298A, the following new section shell be added, namely:

"298B. MISUSE OF EPITHETS DESCRIPTIONS AND TITLES, ETC., RESERVED FOR CERTAIN HOLY PERSONAGES OF PLACES.

(1) Any person of the Qadiani group or Lahori group (who call themselves 'Ahmadis' or by any other name) who by word, either spoken or written, or by visible representation:
(a) refers to or addresses, any person, other than a Caliph or companion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as 'Ameer-ul-Mumineen', 'Khalifa-tul-Mumineen','Khalifa-tul-Muslimeen, 'Sahaabi' or 'Razi Allah Anho';
(b) refers to, or addresses, any person, other than a wife of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as 'Ummul-Mumineen';
(c) refers to, or addresses, any person, other than a member of the family (Ahle-bait) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as Ahle-bait; or
(d) refers to, or names, or calls, his place of worship as 'Masjid'; shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

(2) Any person of the Qadiani group or Lahori group (who call themselves 'Ahmadis' or by any other name) who by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, refers to the mode or form of call to prayers followed by his faith as 'Azan', or recites Azan as used by the Muslims, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

298C. PERSON OF QADIANI GROUP, ETC., CALLING HIMSELF A MUSLIM OR PREACHING OR PROPAGATING HIS FAITH. Any person of the Qadiani group or the Lahori group (who call themselves 'Ahmadis' or by any other name), who, directly or indirectly, poses himself as a Muslim, or calls, or refers to, his faith as Islam, or preaches or propagates his faith, or invites others to accept his faith, by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representations, or in any manner whatsoever outrages the religious feelings of Muslims, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine."

PART III AMENDMENT OF THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 1898X
(ACT V of 1898)

4. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 99A, ACT V OF 1898. In the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898(Act V of 1898), hereinafter referred to as the said Code, in section 99A, in sub-section (1):
(a) after the words and comma "of that class", the words, figures, brackets, letter and commas "or any matter of the nature referred to in clause (jj) of sub-section (1) of section 24 of the West Pakistan Press and Publications Ordinance, 1963," shall be inserted; and
(b) after the figure and letter "295A", the words, figures and letters "or section 298A or section 298B or section 298C" shall be inserted.

5. AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE II. ACT V OF 1898. In the said Code, in Schedule II after the entries relating to section 298A, the following entries shall be inserted, namely:

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1  2     3  4  5  6  7     8
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"298B" Misuse of  Ditto Ditto Not       Ditto Imprisonment  Ditto
epithets, descriptions                  bailable    of either
and titles, etc.,                       description for
reserved for certain                    three years, 
holy personage or                       and fine.
places

298C Persons of   Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto    Ditto
Qadiani group, etc.,
calling himself a
Muslim or preaching
or propagating his faith

PART IV AMENDMENT OF THE WEST PAKISTAN PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS ORDINANCE,
1963 (W.P. ORDINANCE No. XXX of 1963)

6. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 24, WEST PAKISTAN ORDINANCE No. XXX of 1963.

In the West Pakistan Press and Publication Ordinance, 1963 (W.P. Ordinance No. XXX of 1963. in section 24, in subsection (1), after clause (j), the following new clause shall be inserted, namely:

"(jj) are of the nature referred to in section 298A, section 298B or section 298C of the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), or,"
 


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