Jamaat Ahle Sunnat
Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
In 2006, a bomb attack on a Jamaat Ahle Sunnat organised event to celebrate the mawlid (birthday of the Muslim prophet Muhammad) in Karachi killed at least 57 people and injured over 80. Among the dead were several Barelvi religious figures, including the senior leadership of Jamaat Ahle Sunnat and Sunni Tehreek. Three men said to belong to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi were indicted for the crime.
In January 2011, scholars from the organization advised Muslims not to attend the funeral of Salmaan Taseer, the Punjab governor who had recently been assassinated in response to his outspoken beliefs against blasphemy laws.
- Bomb carnage at Karachi prayers, BBC Online, 11 April 2006
- JAS releases Nishtar Park bomb blast video, Daily Times (Pakistan), 21 March 2008
- Special Coverage of Nishtar Park bombing, Jang Group Online
- Three LJ activists indicted in Nishtar Park blast case, Dawn (newspaper), 2 September 2009
- "Pakistanis bury Punjab governor". Al Jazeera. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 6 January 2011. "More than 500 scholars of the Jamaat-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat have advised Muslims not to offer the funeral prayers of Governor Punjab Salman Taseer nor try to lead the prayers," the group, which is considered a mainstream organisation and has been a vocal critic of Taliban fighters operating in Pakistan, said in a statement. "Also, there should be no expression of grief or sympathy on the death of the governor, as those who support blasphemy of the Prophet are themselves indulging in blasphemy."