UK Home Office to deport Ahmadi asylum seeker

UK Home Office to deport Ahmadi asylum seeker

Britain will deport a man its immigration services believe his life would be threatened if he returned to his home in Pakistan.

The UK Home Office is to deport an Ahmadi Muslim, Ali Adnan Munir from the United Kingdom next week despite his outstanding application for asylum in the UK. Munir has been in detention at the Verne Immigration Removal Centre in Dorset since 29th July, he’s now been informed that he’ll be deported to Pakistan on 9th August, unless an order from the High Court is obtained.

Munir is a member of the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam which is banned in Pakistan, The Ahmadis are constitutionally forbidden to practise their faith and face frequent state persecution and violence from hard-line clerics. The Ahmadis believe in Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad who they see as the latter day Messiah and a Prophet – a belief deemed heretical by mainstream Muslims.

Munir ran a private school with his father in Lahore, He was picked up from roadside, bundled into the back of a van and beaten. His captors believed Ali was using the school as a means of brainwashing children into accepting the Ahmadi faith, which Munir vehemently denied much to the displeasure of his captors.

Munir arrived in the United Kingdom in August 2014 with his parents and claimed asylum on the basis of his Ahmadi faith. Since his arrival in the UK, he has been active in raising money for charity and volunteering his time for good causes and as a result has support from his local MP, Siobhain McDonagh. His parents, who claimed asylum at the same time were granted asylum in September 2015.

The Home Office’s handling of the case has been called into question by Munir’s lawyer, Qaseem Ahmed, who warns that if the Home Office doesn’t give due regard to cases of such a sensitive nature, it gives little hope to those many asylum seekers not represented by lawyers.

Qaseem Ahmed, Director of Joules Law explained why Munir is detained today, stating, “after two years of litigation the Home Office on 7th June 2016 agreed that its previous decisions were erroneous as they did not take into consideration evidence of his father’s grant of asylum. In fact, the Home Office explicitly advised Munir on 28th June 2016 not to proceed with further litigation as the Home Office recognises his outstanding application and will make a decision in due course. That decision until today has not been made.”

He further explained the circumstances of the deportation decision saying, “Munir was reporting to the Home Office as usual and was detained without proper reason and on 2nd August was told his
chartered flight had been booked for the week after.”

Munir has now resorted to a Judicial Review application in the hope that a Judge will see the error so the Home Office cancels his flight and reconsiders his claim in full.

In a recent Judgement of the Scottish Court of Session on 26th July, Lord Glennie considered a fresh asylum claim of two Ahmadi Muslims and made particular reference to the worsening situation faced by Ahmadis in Pakistan and urged the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, to intervene and apply anxious scrutiny before re-making her decision.

The recent events in Glasgow where the Ahmadi Muslim shopkeeper, Asad Shah was brutally stabbed, reflects the growing animosity towards Ahmadi Muslims creeping into the UK from countries which have openly declared Ahmadis as “not Muslim” and “liable to be killed”.



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8 thoughts on “UK Home Office to deport Ahmadi asylum seeker

  1. Abdul khaliq chaudhry · Edit

    Nobody will be bold enough to publish my comments in Pakistan.This is height of weakness that we cannot say wicked and cruel people to be wrong because of fear, even in fear we hide our faith.
    What a Country? What a mother Land?
    Where you cannot do worship according to your faith and belief. Neither you do your burry your dead in peace nor can live peace.Aways scared that anything can happen anytime against anyone by any so called mullahs and extremist who have the power of Attorny to kill and murder innocent patriots Ahmadis.Bery sad very disappointing situation in Pakistan. In the end I will make again request to UK GOVERMENT that Ahmadis are always loyal to that soil where they live.

  2. Abdul khaliq chaudhry · Edit

    I don’t think it is wise decision. I further want to make humble request to honourable Home Secretary to accept his asylum case as it is already in the notice of UK government that Ahmadis are most vulnerble and easy prey for the extremist. No one can even speak in favour of innocent Ahmadis because every body is scared. I have personal very bad experience and don’t want to go in detail that is story of every Ahmady in Pakistan.
    What a country Pakistan(corrupt and Hippocrates nation)!i am sorry I have gone to far.May Allah the Almighty grant him stay and make every difficulty easy for him.Aameen


  3. Shaikh Haroon Rasheed · Edit

    This is astonishing news i mean i could not beleave that a home office of UK could be that much ignorant. They must have known that there are fetal dangoures in Pakistan for Ahmadi Muslims. If they deport him and may GOD forbiden Muneer would be assesinated then may be they makr a law that no Ahmadi Muslim should be deport to Pakistan. But would they enabled to bring Muneer back?
    No they could not so the should examin the ground reality and thry should not be stubbern and please dont make that irrevarsable move

    1. Rasheeduddin Malik · Edit


      AOA. very bad on on part of home office of UK.