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Hindu community demands religious freedom, protection

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LAHORE: The Hindu community has urged the government to provide them religious freedom, ensure sanctity of their worship places, protection of their lives and properties, and grant them their fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution. A delegation of the Hindu community demanded this while celebrating Holi, festival of colours, at a ceremony organised by the […]

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Minorities in the Islamic Republic

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The Lahore resolution laid out the blue print for Pakistan. It envisioned an independent homeland for Muslims, consisting of “independent states” of geographical contiguous areas with a Muslim majority. It also called for the provision of “adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards for minorities in these units [independent states for Muslims] for the protection of their […]

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One dead, two hurt as Ahmedi family attacked

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Karachi: A member of the Ahmedi community was gunned down while his son and a friend were injured in an attack near Numaish on Tuesday. Hamid Ahmed, his 17-year-old son Usama and friend Salman were returning home when unidentified attackers opened fire at their car in Street No. 3, Soldier Bazaar. The victims were taken […]

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Are reserved seats for minorities backfiring?

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By Hafeez Tunio KARACHI: All the religious minorities constitute 2.78 million registered voters in Pakistan. Of them, 1.4 million are Hindus, followed by 1.24 million Christians and 115,966 Ahmadis. ‘Minority voters’ can only vote for candidates contesting seats reserved for minorities – and not general seats. But religious minorities are not happy with this separate […]

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Pakistan’s minorities are under attack and the country’s blasphemy laws must share the blame


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By: Andrew Buncombe The accusation alone of blasphemy has led to violence that has claimed countless lives. And the cases themselves are usually about something else Christian community leaders in Lahore say the violence unleashed on the city’s Joseph colony erupted following a drinking session involving two friends, one Muslim and the other Christian. They […]

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