Bangladesh mob torches Ahmadi festival site

“We fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the mob, but it was so huge that we could not protect the venue,” he said, adding that one person was injured after he was beaten up.

Founded in 1889 in India, Pakistan declared Ahmadis as non-Muslims after it adopted a law in 1974.

In Bangladesh, where 90 percent of the country’s 153 million people are Muslims, there is no such law. But Islamic parties and top clerics have long demanded the government declare them non-Muslims.

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