Although the Qadiani organisation had always been very authoritarian since the Organisations in 1914, the post-independence atmosphere in Pakistan was one in which the old deference to authority was being replaced by a confident class that wanted answers. This movement was coinciding with a global revolution in thinking – something that led to Vatican II. With the paralysis of Mirza Mahmud Ahmad as a result of an assassin’s attack, the Qadiani organisation never understood the need for re-calibration, thus developing many cult-like tendencies.
Link to an old letter from a Qadiani scholar to one of the Party’s leaders: Letter from Abul Ata
In October 2010, Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool declared that he was a part of ‘mainstream Islam’ and that he did not believe that it was necessary for a Muslim to accept any of the claims of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Since his offshoot was from the Qadiani branch, this is essentially repudiation of the Ahmadiyya.