Ahmadi Muslims are one of the victims of the Islamic sectarian war. In Muslim-majority Bangladesh, the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims has continued to rise. A recent report claimed that nearly 180 homes, and 50 shops of the Ahmadi Muslim community were looted after a clash over an annual religious event organized by Ahmadi Muslims.
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A report published by WIC News on March 10, 2023, stated that over 180 homes and 50 shops belonging to Ahmadi Muslims were looted or set on fire in the city of Ahmednagar, located in northern Bangladesh's Panchagarh district. The incident took place on the day of the inauguration of the 98th annual convention of Bangladeshi Ahmadi Muslims.
Jahid Hasan, a 25-year-old Ahmadi Muslim, was attempting to defend the convention grounds from violent Islamists, beaten to death. In addition to Jahid, four other Ahmadi Muslims were severely injured and required hospitalization, while over 100 individuals sustained injuries in the attacks.
The Ahmadiya Mosque
, located in the Darul Wahid Mohalla neighbourhood and the Ahmadiya Medical Clinic & Laboratory were both set on fire.