Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sectarian Violence in Pakistan

What are the origins and history of discrimination and violence against religious minorities – Ahmedis, Christians, Hindus and Shia? What do fundamentalist organizations such as the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehreek-e-Taliban stand for? Who supports them and why? What can decent minded people do to help Pakistan become a tolerant society where all citizens are equal and safe?


Attacks on two Ahmedi mosques killed 86 in May 2010 in Lahore


Houses and shops being torched in Christian community of Joseph in Lahore in March 2013


Hindu temple destroyed in Sindh in December 2012


Shia mourn the death of 200 killed in terrorist attack in Quetta in Jan 2013


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