Religious minorities in Pakistan

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As the title alludes to, this book focuses on Pakistan's religious minorities. The author goes methodically from the creation of the state of Pakistan to present day, how easily and rapidly religious minorities living in Pakistan were stripped of rights, in some /5(30).

This book is a captivating introduction to some of Pakistan's minority religious communities, including Hindus, Parsis, Baha'i, Sikhs, and Christians.

The author looks at very particular communities in specific locations and makes sure to note at the end of his book that he has not given a broad and generalizing picture, but instead snap shots /5(8). The journey into the heart of Pakistan's religious minorities.

This book covers the life, the struggles, the survival of the 3% religious minorities living in Pakistan. My heart goes to each one of them.

It kills one to imagine their sufferings, their struggles/5. Religious minorities in Pakistan. [Iftikhar Haider Malik] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Iftikhar Haider Malik.

Find more information about: ISBN: Pakistan is a country of approximately million people, of whom around percent are Muslims, comprising roughly 80 percent Sunni and 20 percent Shia. The remaining percent are Pakistan’s religious minorities, the most important of which, in descending order.

In Pakistan several minorities are also residing in different parts. These minorities are guaranteed all their fundamental rights according to Islam.

The constitution of Pakistan guarantees freedom of religion to all the citizens of Pakistan. The minorities are free to practice their religion as well as build their.

While multiple factors have historically contributed to discrimination against religious minorities and faith-based violence in Pakistan, there have been inadequate efforts on the level of state and society to create an environment that supports interfaith harmony and social cohesion.

The processes of Islamisation of the state and society have negatively affected the overall behaviours and. The religious minorities have limited freedom of religion in lieu of the government practices in has been reported many times that extremists groups specifically targeting the.

2 Comments. Giri - Novem said. Pakistan is a fascist Nazi country where minorities are being killed every day.

The international community must intervene before it is late. 11/19/ Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to a newly published book entitled Quality Education Vs Fanatic Literacy, Pakistan’s religious minorities face intolerance, religious discrimination, exclusion, and forced indoctrination in the country’s schools.

The book, written by Peter Jacob, Director for the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), was officially published. As the title alludes to, this book focuses on Pakistan's religious minorities. The author goes methodically from the creation of the state of Pakistan to present day, how easily and rapidly religious minorities living in Pakistan were stripped of This was a good book, the reason I didn't give it more stars was only because it is very dense /5.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Religious Minorities in Pakistan by Iftikhar Haider Malik and Minority Rights Group International (, Book, Illustrated) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN PAKISTAN 3 Recent massacres of religious minorities in Pakistan have focused new attention on the predicament of minorities in a country which is generally perceived to be a homo-geneous Muslim nation.

This report describes Pakistan’s ethnic and religious minorities, and highlights its rich cul-tural diversity. Seventy years later, Pakistan is better known for religious extremism and the persecution of Muslim and non-Muslim religious minorities.

Pakistan's blasphemy law is a state-sanctioned tool of. Pakistan.

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Religious minorities in Pakistan face many challenges such as false accusations of blasphemy, employment discrimination, societal discrimination, forced conversions, intimidation, violence and much else besides.

All countries have their problems. It is. When Pakistan emerged as an independent state init sought to provide a new homeland and safe harbor for South Asia's Muslims, the largest religious minority in the subcontinent at the time.

Yet this project was not exclusive. Taking its name from Pakstan, an acronym composed of the key letters of its constituent regions-Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh, and Baluchistan-Pakistan at first.

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Textbooks of journalism in Pakistan. According to Dr Naazir Mahmood, texts books on journalism in Pakistan fail to cover subjects of Critical thinking, knowledge development, Freedom of speech, Gender studies, minority rights, human rights, education health and other developmental studies, Democracy and constitutionalism etc.

Mahmood says in turn, advertently or inadvertently, instead of. Pick up the book. If you enjoy nonfiction. If you like socio-political reads. If you want to know about the horrible way in which Pakistan treats its religious minorities.

And finally, because when you read, you know. And awareness is the first step in bringing about a positive change.

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Skip the book. If you don’t enjoy nonfiction/5. It was the largest anti-Shia march seen in decades in Pakistan, and was copied in other cities including the capital Islamabad.

Shia Muslims also fear their religious. ISLAMIC RADICALISM AND MINORITIES IN PAKISTAN 6. See the views of the ulema (scholars of Islamic religion) in Sharif Al Mujahid, Ideological Orientation of Pakistan(Karachi: National Book Foundation, ). Government of Punjab,Report of the Court of Inquiry Constituted under Punjab Act.

These papers look in particular at the situation in Pakistan where a number of recent high profile cases of young women and girls being abducted, forcibly converted and married are highlighting the deep-rooted inequalities facing women from religious minorities. Research on other countries to follow.

Welcome and introductions. No minority, therefore, has a future in Pakistan. If there was any doubt whatsoever on this score, it was removed by the cruel and expeditious manner in which Hindus and Sikhs were killed or.

Gujranwala: In yet another incident that highlights the atrocious treatment meted out to religious minorities in Pakistan, a Christian mother and her son were mercilessly killed by an Islamic mob allegedly over charges of blasphemy.

Yasmin and her son Usman Masih were brutally gunned down by a mob led by a person named Muhammad Hassan in Gujranwala town of Pakistan’s Punjab province. Religious minorities are targets of legal as well as social discrimination as indiscriminate and pernicious use of the blasphemy law in Pakistan, particularly against Christians and Ahmadis.

Religious nationalism and minorities in Pakistan: Constitutional and legal bases of discrimination By ISHTIAQ AHMED Introduction Religious nationalism as the basis of state formation and nation-building invariably carries negative implications and ramifi cations for minorities.

As the title alludes to, this book focuses on Pakistan's religious minorities. The author goes methodically from the creation of the state of Pakistan to present day, how easily and rapidly religious minorities living in Pakistan were stripped of rights, in some Reviews: It should also monitor the religious madrassas and expunge all hate related material from their curricula.

The Pakistani government should also restore full rights of the minorities and make sure they are enforced. It is high time for Pakistan to remove blaspheming laws on the books which are designed to work against dissent and religious. So while Foreign Minister Qureshi claims that Pakistan values its religious minorities, the evidence unambiguously indicates otherwise, as it is highly unlikely that the percentage of Hindus and Christians in the country would have declined so dramatically and precipitously since had minorities like Asia Bibi and countless others not been targeted and intimidated, and thousands more.

The persecution of religious minorities has been manifested in various forms of targeted violence, mass murders, extrajudicial killings, abduction, rapes, forced conversion, etc. Pakistani Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadiyyas, and Shias have been the most persecuted minorities in Pakistan which have suffered religious hatred at the hands of.

Minority rights have always been an issue of great debate not only in Pakistan but also in the whole world. This issue resurfaced once again after the unfortunate incident in Kasur in which a. By Robin Gomes. Pakistan, where the state religion is Islam, has a population of around million, of which at least 95 percent is Muslim.

Hindus make up the largest minority. One of the cases studied by Prof. Tadros is of the situation of religious minority women and girls in Pakistan. Currently, any efforts to address the issue are predominately reactive.In her fresh book, Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan's Religious Minorities, Farahnaz Ispahani, a former member of the Pakistani parliament and a liberal intellectual, explains the deplorable conditions of minorities in her ni, while providing a historical background of how Pakistan fell in the hands of religious extremists, argues that Pakistan's founding father, Mohammad.