Notes and Comments: Annual Meeting [Jalsa Salana] of the Sadr Anjuman-e-Ahmadiyya [24–31 December 1907]

The Review of Religions (English), January 1908 Issue (Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 48)

The Annual Meeting [Jalsa Salana] of the Sadr Anjuman-e-Ahmadiyya was held at Qadian from the 24th to the 31st of December [1907]. The North-Western Railway authorities have for two consecutive years persistently refused to grant a concession to those who join the meeting, though such concessions are freely granted to similar meetings of all other communities, including the most unimportant of them. It is a great disappointment to the Ahmadis and we beg to draw the attention of Sir Denzil Ibbetson’s Government to this glaring injustice to a community which is always foremost in supporting the measures of the Government and in preaching loyalty and faithfulness to it.

Notwithstanding the decision of the railway authorities, there was a gathering of from two to three thousand people, and on the 27th and 28th speeches were delivered by the founder himself. We hope to be able to give brief extracts from these speeches in a subsequent issue.