In 1974 riots & protest marches erupted against the Movement throughout Pakistan. Houses belonging to Ahmadis were robbed and reduced to rubble. There were social boycotts against Ahmadis. They were fired from their jobs without a just cause, and some were even martyred. Despite these atrocities, every member remained steadfast in the face of grave perils. No one can furnish such a shining example of sacrifice in the history of nations. Under the farsighted leadership of their Imam Hazrat Khalifat al-Masih the Third, the community not only survived but later thrived by God’s grace. Praise the Lord.
The persecution of Ahmadis ended when Parliament of Pakistan passed an amendment to the Constitution on September 7th, 1974 declaring the adherents of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat non-Muslims. This was indeed gross injustice done to the Community, eventually it led to the removal of the Prime Minister Z.A. Bhutto by his hand picked military general in a coup d’état, later hanged on April 4th, 1979.