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Politicians In Pakistan Need To Wake Up From Their Sleep To Serve Minorities

Civil society comprising of minorities in Pakistan has often had to voice its concerns for equal rights through fragmented protests all over the country. Thankfully, these protests have been non-violent regardless of whether the issue concerned has been of political, social or religious significance. But the state has reacted to different protests in different manners. Often, there has been no violence concerned, but there have been instances of violent mobs meeting armed personnel.

Minorities in Pakistan mean Christians and other non-Muslim groups. The Christian commuity in Pakistan has borne the brunt of being in a minority ever since. There have been casers involving the burning of houses in Christian dominated areas. They have been subjected to blasphemy. Their churches have been attacked and ransacked. There were instances where a young couple claiming affinity to Christianity were burnt alive only because of their religious affiliation.

Politics in Pakistan revolves around the concept of providing civil amenities like roads and trains. The burning of the train as a consequence of racist violence was what brought out the concern of local politicians. The civil society feels let down by the politicians and the government. Riots and arson are the only way they have to vent out their feelings.

The layman in Pakistan craves for a day spent in labour and toil only to find a peaceful return to a home well kept. It is time for politics in Pakistan to rise above their inner turmoil and conflicts. They need to look at what the public wants most.

 

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