Strict security arrangements as Ahmadi convention gets underway in Qadian, India

Qadian, India: The 123rd annual convention of India’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community commenced in Qadian, India on Friday. The convention began with a traditional flag hoisting ceremony at the convention grounds near Nangal Bagbana Qadian.

The ‘Jalsa Salana’ has become an international convention over the years, it attracts thousands of visitors each year from over 40 countries including Pakistan, Indonesia, USA, UK, and Germany.

The convention is also being attended by women of Ahmadiyya sect who have their own reserved space.

Strict arrangements have been made by Indian Police to make sure the three days conference goes smoothly, Opinderjit Singh Ghuman PPS Senior Superintendent of Police District Batala is personally looking the security arrangements of the small town.

Talking to Rabwah Times, he said “There are 21 entry and exit points where police officers have been deployed”, effectively “sealing” the small city of Qadian city.

He also stated, that “There are 7 Police barricades in the city and that Police force has also placed Light machine guns in the area.”

Maqbool is a Journalist based in Indian Punjab [email protected]
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