The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been subject to various forms of religious persecution and discrimination since the movement's inception in 1889.
In many Muslim-majority nations, Ahmadis have been considered heretics and non-Muslim and subjected to persecution and systematic, sometimes state-sanctioned, oppression.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, and the Ordinance XX declare Ahmadis to be non-Muslims and further deprive them of religious rights.
Many Ahmadis were martyred and injured in the 1953 riots and the 1974 anti-Ahmadiyya riots.
The May 2010 attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore, infamously known as the Lahore Massacre, resulted in the martyrdom of 86 Ahmadis.