Information from 1995 to 1996 on the situation of Qadiani Muslims [BGD26919.E]

Information on Qadiani Muslims in Bangladesh updating that found in Responses to Information Requests BGD22311.E of 21 November 1995 and BGD22588.E of 11 December 1995 could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. These Responses are available at Regional Documentation Centres and on the SHARENet database.

Please consult the May 1995 attachment from the US Department of State's Office of Asylum Affairs (OAA) for some general information on Qadiani Muslims in Bangladesh.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Office of Asylum Affairs (OAA), Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. May 1995. Bangladesh: Comments on Country Conditions and Asylum Claims. Washington, DC. United States Department of State, pp. 8-9.

Additional Sources Consulted

Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam–Canada, Maple, Ont.

Note on oral sources.

Oral sources are usually contacted when documentary sources have been exhausted. However, oral sources must agree to be quoted in a publicly available Response to Information Request. If they refuse, the Response will read "no information currently available." Contacting oral sources is also subject to time constraints; for example, there are periods of the year when academics are unavailable.

Amnesty International Report 1996. 1996.

Asian Survey [Berkeley, Calif.]. Monthly. January 1996-February 1997.

Bangladesh: A Travel Survival Kit. March 1991.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996. 1997.

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. Weekly. January 1996-present.

Encyclopedia of the Third World. 1992.

The Europa World Year Book 1996. 1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. (WNC)

Human Rights in Developing Countries Yearbook. Yearly. 1995, 1996.

Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly. 1995, 1996.
ODR. July 1996.

Feuille d'information sur les pays: Bangladesh: État en juillet 1996.

Search on the World Wide Web.

SHARENet database.

Statistical Pocketbook of Bangladesh 1994. 1995.

On-line search of media sources.