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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pakistan is in denial over spreading sectarian violence


After decades of turning a blind eye, the government seems helpless in the face of attacks on Shias and other minorities




Mustafa Qadri
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 April 2012 08.06 EDT
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Pakistani protesters burn tyres in protest at the killing of shopkeeper Salman Ali in Quetta this week. Photograph: PPI images/Demotix/Corbis


While banned political groups preach hatred towards religious minorities in Pakistan's major cities, a conflict along sectarian lines is spreading across the country, even to areas not previously associated with violence. Having spent decades turning a blind eye to the calculated violence of groups with a clear agenda based on hatred and intolerance, Pakistan's government appears helpless in the face of continuous attacks on Shia Muslims and other minorities.....Continue Reading....

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